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Friday, May 29, 2020

One farm in Tennessee distributed Covid-19 tests to all of its workers after an employee came down with the virus. It turned out that every single one of its roughly 200 employees had been infected.

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...In New Jersey, more than 50 workers had the virus at a farm in Gloucester County, adding to nearly 60 who fell ill in neighboring Salem County. Washington state's Yakima County, an agricultural area that produces apples, cherries, pears and most of the nation's hops, has the highest per capita infection rate of any county on the West Coast.

The outbreaks underscore the latest pandemic threat to food supply: Farm workers are getting sick and spreading the illness just as the U.S. heads into the peak of the summer produce season. In all likelihood, the cases will keep climbing as more than half a million seasonal employees crowd onto buses to move among farms across the country and get housed together in cramped bunkhouse-style dormitories....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 11:41 AM | Reply

When the Covid shoe moves from the urban to rural foot...

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-29 05:01 PM | Reply

That's odd. I was told by some people here that it was a new york problem. I guess they're wrong again.

The important lesson here is to provide adequate math training to students. It's stupidity that's taking us out.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-29 05:36 PM | Reply

... the cases will keep climbing as more than half a million seasonal employees crowd onto buses to move among farms across the country and get housed together in cramped bunkhouse-style dormitories. ...

This is the part that concerned me.

The concept sounds similar to the NYC subway system and elevators into high-rise office and apartment buildings.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-29 06:08 PM | Reply

Womp womp.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 06:09 PM | Reply

The difference is that in rural areas the brown serfs that do the work don't mix with the white land owners.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-30 02:10 AM | Reply

Wow, 100% infection rate.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-05-30 09:26 AM | Reply

An "equal opportunity" employer.

#8 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-30 11:19 AM | Reply

Oh boo hoo!

It's just the flu. It will disappear. Like magic.

Now get back to work.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-30 11:40 AM | Reply

I hope someone is tracking all of the statistics of the outbreak on this farm. Everything from mortality rate to asymptomatic cases to permanent organ damage...

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-05-30 12:46 PM | Reply

I wish Republicans would just go ahead and solve this crisis once and for all and rename it the Freedom Virus for American Liberties.

That should take care of it on short order.

#11 | Posted by Jay at 2020-05-30 05:08 PM | Reply

#11 - Let's go with the Donald J. Trump virus for America.

#12 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-30 06:27 PM | Reply

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