binance left Coinmarketcap net_left adver left
Detail

Nearly 90% of big US meat plants had COVID-19 cases in pandemic’s first year - data

By Leah Douglas (Reuters) - Nearly 90% of processing plants owned by five big U.S. meat companies had COVID-19 cases in 2020 and early 2021, a Reuters analysis of public data...
Nearly 90% of big US meat plants had COVID-19 cases in pandemic’s first year - data © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Employees wear face masks at the JBS USA meat packing plant, where two members of the staff have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as it remains operational in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. April 8, 2020. Picture taken April 8, 2020. REUTERS/J

By Leah Douglas

(Reuters) - Nearly 90% of processing plants owned by five big U.S. meat companies had COVID-19 cases in 2020 and early 2021, a Reuters analysis of public data found, as a congressional committee investigates how meatpackers handled the pandemic.

The U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis began its probe last year amid evidence the plants were major spreaders of COVID-19 and that workers suffered unusually severe outbreaks. It is unclear what the consequences of the investigation could be.

“The impact of the coronavirus on the essential workers of the meatpacking industry was both terrible and avoidable," Subcommittee Chair Representative James Clyburn told Reuters. "As our investigation continues, I reiterate my call for meatpacking companies to make widespread changes and immediately provide safe working conditions for their employees.”

While the spread of COVID-19 at meat plants was covered widely by media in the first year of the crisis, the percentage of major packing plants that had multiple cases has not been previously reported.

Data from meatpackers Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN), JBS, Cargill, Smithfield Foods and National Beef made public in October showed 59,000 cases of COVID-19 and 269 deaths among their workers between March 2020 and Feb. 1 2021. Both figures were around three times higher than previous estimates.

Reuters compared that data, which included company locations with COVID-19 cases, to publicly available company filings and websites that list the companies' major processing plant locations to determine the percentage of facilities that had multiple cases.

The analysis showed multiple cases at 218 of the 247 plants owned by the five companies in the United States over the period. That represents 88.2%. For each company individually, the rates ranged from 82% of JBS’62 U.S. plants - including those owned by its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) - to 100% of National Beef’s eight plants.

Mark Lauritsen of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which represents meatpacking workers, said the numbers were "a reflection and confirmation of how bad the initial outbreaks in meatpacking were."

Reports of outbreaks at meat plants have slowed since the first year of the pandemic, but infections from the Omicron variant are causing staffing issues, according to meat companies and union officials.

Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson did not comment on the percentage of company plants with cases but said the company has spent $810 million on preventative COVID-19 measures and began providing paid sick leave to vaccinated workers this month.

Smithfield vice president of corporate affairs Jim Monroe called the Reuters analysis "misleading" and said one reason for the high number of cases was due to "frequent and widespread testing" of workers. Monroe also pointed to Smithfield's efforts to protect its workers including by providing protective equipment like face shields and by installing sanitizer stations.

National Beef, Cargill and JBS did not respond to a request for comment.

ig right nyse right Neteller adver right
APPROVED BROKERS
rakuten_main right top net_home_top ig_main right top Binance _ main right top fbs_main right top tifia_main right top
18-01-2022 14:27:13 (UTC+7)

EUR/USD

1.1330

-0.0077 (-0.68%)

Summary

Neutral

Moving Avg:

Buy (5)

Sell (7)

Indicators:

Buy (4)

Sell (3)

EUR/USD

1.1330

-0.0077 (-0.68%)

Summary

Neutral

Moving Avg:

Buy (5)

Sell (7)

Indicators:

Buy (4)

Sell (3)

GBP/USD

1.3595

-0.0050 (-0.37%)

Summary

↑ Buy

Moving Avg:

Buy (12)

Sell (0)

Indicators:

Buy (9)

Sell (1)

USD/JPY

114.52

-0.08 (-0.07%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (8)

AUD/USD

0.7183

-0.0027 (-0.37%)

Summary

Neutral

Moving Avg:

Buy (6)

Sell (6)

Indicators:

Buy (3)

Sell (5)

USD/CAD

1.2529

+0.0010 (+0.08%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (4)

Sell (8)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (8)

EUR/JPY

129.76

-0.96 (-0.73%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (8)

EUR/CHF

1.0388

-0.0037 (-0.35%)

Summary

Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (1)

Sell (11)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (4)

Gold Futures

1,814.40

-2.10 (-0.12%)

Summary

Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (6)

Sell (6)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (8)

Silver Futures

23.543

+0.625 (+2.73%)

Summary

Buy

Moving Avg:

Buy (9)

Sell (3)

Indicators:

Buy (4)

Sell (0)

Copper Futures

4.3927

-0.0278 (-0.63%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (5)

Sell (7)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (8)

Crude Oil WTI Futures

84.58

+1.28 (+1.54%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (5)

Sell (7)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (6)

Brent Oil Futures

87.28

+0.80 (+0.93%)

Summary

Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (6)

Sell (6)

Indicators:

Buy (2)

Sell (6)

Natural Gas Futures

4.290

+0.028 (+0.66%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (7)

US Coffee C Futures

239.00

-0.65 (-0.27%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (8)

Euro Stoxx 50

4,257.82

-44.32 (-1.03%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (1)

Sell (11)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (9)

S&P 500

4,585.50

-77.35 (-1.66%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (4)

Sell (8)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (10)

DAX

15,772.56

-161.16 (-1.01%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (1)

Sell (11)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (9)

FTSE 100

7,563.55

-47.68 (-0.63%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (10)

Hang Seng

24,112.78

-105.25 (-0.43%)

Summary

↑ Buy

Moving Avg:

Buy (12)

Sell (0)

Indicators:

Buy (8)

Sell (0)

US Small Cap 2000

2,106.30

-55.25 (-2.56%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (5)

Sell (7)

Indicators:

Buy (2)

Sell (6)

IBEX 35

8,781.60

-57.10 (-0.65%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (2)

Sell (10)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (11)

BASF SE NA O.N.

67.660

-0.480 (-0.70%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (10)

Bayer AG NA

52.06

-0.76 (-1.44%)

Summary

Neutral

Moving Avg:

Buy (8)

Sell (4)

Indicators:

Buy (2)

Sell (6)

Allianz SE VNA O.N.

225.95

-1.10 (-0.48%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (6)

Adidas AG

254.20

+1.55 (+0.61%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (9)

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

7.129

-0.112 (-1.55%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (2)

Sell (10)

Indicators:

Buy (1)

Sell (4)

Siemens AG Class N

142.60

-3.40 (-2.33%)

Summary

↑ Sell

Moving Avg:

Buy (0)

Sell (12)

Indicators:

Buy (0)

Sell (9)

Deutsche Bank AG

11.926

-0.092 (-0.77%)

Summary

↑ Buy

Moving Avg:

Buy (10)

Sell (2)

Indicators:

Buy (5)

Sell (3)

 EUR/USD1.1330Neutral
 GBP/USD1.3595↑ Buy
 USD/JPY114.52↑ Sell
 AUD/USD0.7183Neutral
 USD/CAD1.2529↑ Sell
 EUR/JPY129.76↑ Sell
 EUR/CHF1.0388Sell
 Gold1,814.40Sell
 Silver23.543Buy
 Copper4.3927↑ Sell
 Crude Oil WTI84.58↑ Sell
 Brent Oil87.28Sell
 Natural Gas4.290↑ Sell
 US Coffee C239.00↑ Sell
 Euro Stoxx 504,257.82↑ Sell
 S&P 5004,585.50↑ Sell
 DAX15,772.56↑ Sell
 FTSE 1007,563.55↑ Sell
 Hang Seng24,112.78↑ Buy
 Small Cap 20002,106.30↑ Sell
 IBEX 358,781.60↑ Sell
 BASF67.660↑ Sell
 Bayer52.06Neutral
 Allianz225.95↑ Sell
 Adidas254.20↑ Sell
 Lufthansa7.129↑ Sell
 Siemens AG142.60↑ Sell
 Deutsche Bank AG11.926↑ Buy
Mua/Bán 1 chỉ SJC
# So hôm qua # Chênh TG
SJC Eximbank6,115/ 6,155
(0/ 0) # 1,167
SJC HCM6,110/ 6,170
(0/ 0) # 1,183
SJC Hanoi6,110/ 6,172
(0/ 0) # 1,185
SJC Danang6,110/ 6,172
(0/ 0) # 1,185
SJC Nhatrang6,110/ 6,172
(0/ 0) # 1,185
SJC Cantho6,110/ 6,172
(0/ 0) # 1,185
Cập nhật 18-01-2022 14:27:16
Xem lịch sử giá vàng SJC: nhấn đây!
ↀ Giá vàng thế giới
$1,814.86-4.47-0.25%
Live 24 hour Gold Chart
ʘ Giá bán lẻ xăng dầu
Sản phẩmVùng 1Vùng 2
RON 95-IV2400024480
RON 95-II,III2390024370
E5 RON 92-II2291023360
DO 0.05S1838018740
DO 0,001S-V1873019100
Dầu hỏa1719017530
ↂ Giá dầu thô thế giới
WTI$85.11+0.280.33%
Brent$87.27+0.40.45%
$ Tỷ giá Vietcombank
Ngoại tệMua vàoBán ra
USD22.560,0022.870,00
EUR25.241,6226.656,50
GBP30.202,2531.491,85
JPY191,95203,20
KRW16,5120,11
Cập nhật lúc 18:54:36 18/01/2022
Xem bảng tỷ giá hối đoái
binance main right Fxpro Main Right aetos main right adver main right