Iowa Doctor: ‘Hunger’ May Lead Patients To Take Desperate Measures To Work | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Dr. Sharon Duclos, the chief medical officer of People's Community Health Clinic in Waterloo, Iowa, tells Lawrence O'Donnell her clinic serves an underserved population who are desperate to work as Tyson's largest pork processing plant partially reopens. Aired on 5/11/2020.
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Iowa Doctor: ‘Hunger’ May Lead Patients To Take Desperate Measures To Work | The Last Word | MSNBC

41 Comments on "Iowa Doctor: ‘Hunger’ May Lead Patients To Take Desperate Measures To Work | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. OMG ! So …. Hunger, Losing your home, Losing your business you had spent years & generations to build. Your homeless and destitute family living on the streets “May Lead” people to take “Desperate measures to WORK ? What kind of sick & truly demented & privileged wealthy person would even ponder something that twisted ?

    • @Laura Lafauve No, I do not fly but during Ebola which still exists people took Paracetemol to mask their fevers while fleeing to get to other countries.I live below th poverty level and I’m crippled so I worry about people interacting with me since I have a weak immune system.I have not left my dwelling since I got a flu shot last Novemeber while having a physical.

    • Laura Lafauve | May 12, 2020 at 1:46 AM | Reply

      @Debra Salt I’m sorry to hear all that. I guess since I was working and worrying about losing housing and healthcare for most of my life, I identify more with that poor woman than people flying on airplanes.

    • Yes….Republicans moving to labor laws of the past.

      This is the result of Union Busting that started with Regan.

    • @Laura Lafauve we need some “stop gap” measures in the U.S. to stop this fear.These people working in meat plants work hard, a lot harder than some pampered Millennial that whines all day that they want to go to bars and restaurants.Boo and Hoo for that lot!

    • Laura Lafauve | May 12, 2020 at 3:48 AM | Reply

      @Debra Salt yes. It’s getting bad. I make a little noise bothering people with my posts. I’ll keep doing that.
      Maybe while your staying inside you can write a few letters, or something.
      Anyway, stay safe.

  2. Very understanding doctor.
    The US needs a social safety net, billionaires and corporates get more money from taxpayers than American citizens.

    • Clarence Spangle | May 12, 2020 at 4:11 AM | Reply

      *When a Canadian cowboy and a Texas cowboy both see a cow with her head stuck in the fence, the Texas cowboy runs over, rapes the cow and asks the Canadian cowboy if he wants some… the Canadian cowboy runs over, drops his drawers, sticks his head into the fence and says “o.k.”*
      @Mno buzzz

    • Ash Roskell | May 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Reply

      wattlesong : WHY, though? . . . I mean, I just don’t get it? If America is SO RICH, like Donny’s been telling us for three years, where TF are all these POOR PEOPLE COMING FROM? . . . 🤔

    • Ash Roskell | May 12, 2020 at 6:04 AM | Reply

      imiss toronto : America is not a wealthy country, either. That much is clear, now. Otherwise, we wouldn’t HAVE all these poor people, would we? . . . Is anyone else starting to think that the DOW Jones doesn’t actually APPLY to them, now? Perhaps, they’re starting to REALISE that the, “richest nation on Earth,” only HAS 1% rich people, and the rest of us are all just fodder for the money machine? . . . Jeez

    • Ash Roskell | May 12, 2020 at 6:06 AM | Reply

      Clarence : Is that a bunch of pro-trump Click-Bait-Malware-trap scammery you’re spreading, there, son? Looks like it? Maybe Normals are too smart to give countable hits to propaganda sites? . . . Smh

    • Ash Roskell | May 12, 2020 at 6:09 AM | Reply

      Mno buzzz : The trolls are being paid to spread the, “China Cooked up the Virus,” propaganda line, right now. Between that, and their clumsy, “Social Justice Warriors Free Flynn,” nonsense, they’re pretty busy this week . . . Anything to keep us off the rising numbers of the dead, which they’re also burying, btw. Kinda’ chilling, when you think about it?

  3. “It’s not like these workers are regular folks.” – republican leaders not even trying to hide their real feelings.

    • Ash Roskell | May 12, 2020 at 5:59 AM | Reply

      Ro G : I just don’t get it? If America is SO RICH, like Donny’s been telling us for three years, where TF are all these POOR PEOPLE COMING FROM? . . . 🤔

    • @Ash Roskell everyone was working but not making any money just enough to get by

  4. Laura Lafauve | May 12, 2020 at 1:21 AM | Reply


  5. Kevin Nguyen | May 12, 2020 at 1:42 AM | Reply

    What’s keeping America going? The low-middle income families that burn through their weekly paychecks, with little savings while the rich is just “riding” it out.

  6. Jacob Longinos | May 12, 2020 at 1:43 AM | Reply

    All I got to say is people have family’s to take care of

  7. Anyone: Donald I have a question.
    Trump: It’s Obama’s fault.
    Anyone: Mr. President
    Trump: Ask Chi-na

  8. Trump doesn’t give a hoot about the meat packers. Their lives are worthless to Trump.

  9. New Age Genocide

  10. Kevin McMahon | May 12, 2020 at 3:20 AM | Reply

    Get your flaming torches and pitchforks ready ladies and gentlemen. Riot gear is optional. Your child is hungry? Let them eat cake.

  11. read it and weep

    Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light
    What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight
    O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there
    O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  12. Peter Scheen | May 12, 2020 at 4:53 AM | Reply

    Something totally defunct in USA society.

  13. Joe Hargett | May 12, 2020 at 5:39 AM | Reply

    She said it all

  14. Ash Roskell | May 12, 2020 at 5:58 AM | Reply

    So, Donny was wrong, when he said America was, “rich,” these past 3 years? We can’t even afford to FEED America? Let alone pay them to stay home and safe? Maybe the Stock Market graphs we’ve all been looking to, are NOT the, “barometer,” of the the nations, “wealth,” that we thought it was? Maybe that’s just about the very rich people? I guess conservatives and liberals can talk that one over, while they’re waiting in those miles long cues for the Food Banks? . . . 🤔

  15. There is a good reason we called them “Deplorables.”

  16. Angela Tester | May 12, 2020 at 8:31 AM | Reply

    Isn’t it sad. The “great” nation can’t take care of it’s people during a pandemic that was none of their fault.

  17. Dems are counting on it in Nov.


  19. Tyson doesn’t care about its employees I’ve heard first hand through corporate @BrettHarris

  20. Choice-less choices is something I learned in 6th grade Social Studies but only now do I see the true face of it. Do you die to hunger and no shelter/ income or do you die to corona?

    With corona you at least have a small % chance of winning the risk and not getting sick whereas not working will be certain doom/ death. May god have mercy on all of us.

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