Marked Change In Tone In CDC Meat Plant Reports Raises Questions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Marked Change In Tone In CDC Meat Plant Reports Raises Questions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow compares the formal, assertive language in a CDC guidance report on coronavirus safety for a JBS meat processing plant in Greeley, Colorado on April 20, with one issued for a Smithfield Foods pork plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota just two days later in which the language of the guidance and recommendations is notably softened. Aired on 05/01/2020.
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Marked Change In Tone In CDC Meat Plant Reports Raises Questions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

87 Comments on "Marked Change In Tone In CDC Meat Plant Reports Raises Questions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Robin Hood | May 2, 2020 at 1:39 AM | Reply

    I’m thinking the CDC was castrated by the
    administration. Through a memo or direct
    replacement of management.

    • lima leaf frog | May 2, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

      @Fiona Anderson ..thanks for that truth, it’s hard to hear anything believable from the WH

    • Mary Jean Jones | May 2, 2020 at 1:24 PM | Reply

      @BT Lee – Smithfield Foods was also sold to a Chinese Firm in 2013 for $5 Billion Dollars. Therefore, I suspect China has more control over what happens in it’s plants, regardless where they are located, than the US does. No doubt this also carries weight in regards to how the CDC responds or carries out business because they will be reporting to China not the US.

    • @Fiona Anderson You first get it from China not from the USA.

    • Carlos Bravo | May 2, 2020 at 4:36 PM | Reply

      Many institutions had been castrated…..

    • @Vvoh vaelez they already have.

  2. Gevowavemagnet | May 2, 2020 at 1:42 AM | Reply

    The CDC has been Trumpified.

    • Bill Post why are you changing the subject? Do all of you have ADD?

    • Captain Obvious | May 2, 2020 at 5:59 PM | Reply

      @Wendell Ellis Edwards Yay! Another one spewing whataboutism. You know Trump’s actions, words and behavior are inexcusable and instead trying to defend him you dig up percieved wrong doings by someone else. You can’t defend a murderer by pointing out that someone else killed more people.

    • @Rabbi President Trump needs to sit for an interview and take questions like this about allegations made by Jessica Leeds and Kristin Anderson and Jill Harth and Lisa Boyne and Mariah Billado and Victoria Hughes and Temple Taggart and Cathy Heller and Karen Virginia and….

    • Bill Post ya maybe. What’s that have to do with this?

    • Gerald Boykin | May 2, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      He’s a bad T cell!

  3. The problem is that the enemy is in power and is at war with the American people. He does not care about us. They only want to keep the slaves working and don’t want any repercussions only profits!

    • Baron von Limbourgh | May 3, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      @Billy Bloggs lol, silly troll.

    • Baron von Limbourgh | May 3, 2020 at 2:42 PM | Reply

      @Truth Be Told that’s what capitalism does, it currupts government.
      It creates neo-royalty that rules over government and their subjects.

    • Baron von Limbourgh | May 3, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

      @AgooD Avgguy mostly the way they speak and the prommises they make.

    • Billy Bloggs do you even understand the words that are coming out of your mouth- Trump doesn’t and what is worse- he can’t remember what he said 5 minutes ago. He likes Nazis and communist because they shut down reporters who dare to question his idiocy in front of the world. That is what Germans and Russians did and that is what he would like to do!

    • Billy Bloggs | May 8, 2020 at 4:20 AM | Reply

      @AgooD Avgguy and have ILLEGALSand Demotards above the law. Go figure.

  4. Trina Holman | May 2, 2020 at 1:54 AM | Reply

    Meanwhile, 1 meat packing plant in Australia has 6 positives after ALL workers tested. Plant shut down immediately for extensive cleaning and sanitizing. ALL workers at ALL plants being tested and will be closed and cleaned as needed. PPE provided for all workers as well as distancing measures.

    The world is learning from the USA…how NOT to behave.

    • @I-C Group Not true. Presidents before Trump were never as blatant. They had an agenda, but there were some lines they wouldn’t cross. Enter Bush/Cheney. Their party did nothing when they bent and broke the rules. Now Trump is just taking their corruption ideas to the nth degree. Something that has nothing to do with America or the American people.

    • Lilac Lizard | May 2, 2020 at 12:05 PM | Reply

      ​@Trina Holman The reporting today said 8 people not 6. Still not exactly a problem though is it! As they said, there’s 100,000 workers in this industry, so they were expecting some cases to occur & yeh, they have it fully under control, temporary closure, test & isolate, extensive clean of facilities, then re-open again, same as has been done with schools each time a case has happened in them over the last 2 months & there’s never been additional infections on re-opening after that 48 hour closure for cleaning & proper contact tracing & assessment for who needs isolating.

      & please don’t leave out the contact tracing & isolation part of the process! Some Americans seem to be thinking they can just get their testing numbers up & just test everyone every week or so & they’re good to return to normal, so we need to educate them that the reason we are eradicating this thing is because when we get a positive test, we isolate every person who has been in close contact with that person during their infectious period so that if they test positive, they do so while in isolation, having not infected anyone & so breaking the chain

    • Samira Best | May 2, 2020 at 1:18 PM | Reply

      @Mike Newman Religion is a problem when it tells people’hold your nose and vote’. Translate to stiffle your conscience and thr far right evangelicals have embraced evil with alacrity. The nations conscience is dead. Their so called prophets can conjure up a prophecy at the drop of a hat to endorse any atrocity, and lead the blind flock into being complicit in evil.

    • @delor b

      School system
      Most people can’t have acces result : trump elected
      Court system
      Difference between rich and poor suspects/ used for free labor
      Health system
      Main focus making money, need i say more?
      Employee rights
      Only first world country without benefits for sick workers
      Voting system (electoral college as per example)
      This one you can fill in yourself!
      Lets agree to disagree

    • Desirea Winton | May 4, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

      I think if people don’t be careful they are going to be next, with all these beaches opening, partying going on, restaurants, bars ect… “Oh everyone is having fun now, being stiff neck, and cocky, before we are really sure when it is safe or not?” I guess people won’t be satisfied, until bodies are piled up on top of each other like mountains? I hope things get better, but they are not sure how people are being contacted, I mean do past by someone and get it not everyone is walking around coughing and caging? Might be coming from pets, they are not sure?

  5. Jared Moss | May 2, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    Ever wondered why James Madison put freedom of the press in the first amendment? This video is why. Real journalists call out government institutions in the interest of protecting our fellow citizens.

    • James Madison put freedom of press in the first amendment.” =. Rachel Maddow.

    • Real journalist? 😂😂😂
      This is straight commentary- her personal BIASED opinion. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be searching for good ol Barbara Walters.

    • @Crystal _ Clearly you don’t listen to the actual content and are just whining for whining’s sake. It’s a clear cut situation; normal CDC guidelines one day, then two days later a massive change in tone and content for the exact same issue.
      It doesn’t take half a brain to notice Something ™ happened.

    • @Crystal _ It’s only “BIASED” because it goes with truth and fact,as opposed to the garbage and lies you WANT to hear from your favorite Fox station.
      Take off, Trumpster.No need to announce your brain has been trained to love The Orange Menace.NO MATTER WHAT

    • annie freiler | May 5, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      @Crystal _ was the first amendment biased? Really?

  6. Blink Once on Sunday! | May 2, 2020 at 3:28 AM | Reply

    “If feasible, it is recommended that you consider keeping your workers alive.” That seems to be the general interpretation.

    • “although where convenient, consideration should be given to simply replacing those who die”.

  7. Lemona Gray | May 2, 2020 at 3:32 AM | Reply

    Dr Fauci being blocked from Congress hearing by trump. INTEL…do somthing.

    • LᗩᑎDO LᗩᑎD | May 3, 2020 at 8:43 AM | Reply

      He was blocked from testifying to the House but not the Senate.

    • @LᗩᑎDO LᗩᑎD LMFAO Like the senate will ask any real questions or do anything constructive on behalf of the people.

    • LᗩᑎDO LᗩᑎD | May 3, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @Deb long Yeah, it’s going to be another partisan circus like every other public hearing.

  8. I would be looking at who owns the plants and how much they contribute to Trump!!

    • Definitely

    • Lilac Lizard | May 2, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

      not just trump, the whole swamp! Possibly even financing the stay at home protestors that are so efficiently distracting from trump’s stupidity right now

    • Lilac Lizard | May 2, 2020 at 2:34 PM | Reply

      @Libby O’Neil And what, she’s got an exclusive contract on it? lol I know DeVos is funding it, which is why I’m thinking it’s not out of the question that others could be contributing too (actually I know a lot of others ARE contributing to it)

    • Financing the Republican Party, they want Congress on their side as well

  9. Kennet Ratcliff | May 2, 2020 at 3:36 AM | Reply

    They have been taken over by Trump. He’s replaced those who were doing their job by others who are being told not do their jobs.

    • KarmicVibez | May 2, 2020 at 9:22 AM | Reply

      #25thamendment not just the tRump regime, the fed govt is screwed up. We need to overhaul the mess of a govt. They will keep allowing people to die!😠

    • Gordon Rebel | May 2, 2020 at 9:43 AM | Reply

      Its all about corporate greed.

    • @suckitgoog zero Tyson not the only one..

    • Heartstung | May 2, 2020 at 1:31 PM | Reply

      @The Blade ONLY if those deaths and sick people have an negative impact upon tRump’s poll numbers and re-election chances. Aside from that tRump and the GOP see them as collateral damage….that attitude of its them and not us.

    • darlene harris | May 2, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

      @Gordon Rebel greed and the fact that #TraitorTrumpkins WANTS TO BE REELECTED … HE CHARGED THE CDCs #Redfield to see this occurrs … you know … know …. know #FauciWouldNEVERDoThis BTW, #DrRedfield is head of the CDC … man in charge … he did this under #Traitors command . . . want to keep your job, WRITE THIS REPORT … OR HE HAD HIS HEAD-LACKY #JackassJared write this with #SnivvlenStevenMiller …. so much vile evil at the #WhiteHouse … #VoteJoeForPres2020 YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY ….

  10. ocean buoy | May 2, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    First the EPA gutted and now useless, now the CDC. Sure looks like the Republicans are trying to get you guys killed.

    • Desirea Winton | May 4, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

      @darlene harris They can’t force them to work in those conditions, and they know it? They are the slavers forcing workers to work with no breaks, long hours what they call mandatory over time? How can you force people to work over time, after forty hours should be up to the employee? Some of these states think they can treat employees like slaves, with no rights?

      That is what Republicans are trying to do to people do away workers rights, regulations ect.. Just like how Europeans went into African countries and made slaves out of the people forcing them to collect rubber, gold, silver and all kinds of things without pay, and if they didn’t collect enough they would cut off the children, women and men hands, arms and anything else, but we have some people that don’t see anything wrong with things like that, for to busy trying to judge people for being on unemployment, and thinking people don’t want to work, maybe a few but most people rather be working, having benefits, like insurance, 401K ect.. even if they don’t love their jobs?

      Like those people protesting to open during a pandemic! And how they are treating others in other countries low wages, horrible conditions!! It shows how a lot of people don’t know or investigate the type of people they are voting in to office in America, some don’t care as long as they vote Republican, which is stupid, that don’t care what they represent, they just won’t vote Democrat, who are working and fighting for people’s rights, better regulations, climate change, higher pay and a better country! Yet people that hate Democrats, are like demons always trying to take all that away, making up lies ect… Hopefully people will wake up and start paying more attention instead of believing anything they tell them without researching, and thinking for themselves, and not thinking everything is a hoax, conspiracy or lies?’

    • darlene harris | May 4, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      @Desirea Winton this country is full of people who have no critical thinking skills and don’t know how or care how to research and see what’s truly going on … they bleat like sheep and follow right along … sickening

    • Desirea Winton | May 4, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      @darlene harris I know and normally it is the people that don’t think people need to be educated and just be stupid and dumb, they don’t know what is really going on in the world and don’t care, love to cause chaos in the world, spreading false information, and being spoon fed by their leaders with lies,?

    • Samira Best | May 8, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      And they follow like sheep to the slaughter, while singing to these leaders ‘how great thou art’.

  11. barry rudge | May 2, 2020 at 4:18 AM | Reply

    Follow the money and it goes straight back to Trump, he’s already stated they can ignore the rules in order to produce the meat

    • That’s right. Cold hard cash does not disappear into thin air. Someone has it, and someone did something to get it.

  12. Bert And Ernie | May 2, 2020 at 4:35 AM | Reply

    Seems anything that might expose trump is silenced pronto. This shitbird and his henchmen have to go.

  13. Dunk Demaree | May 2, 2020 at 4:55 AM | Reply

    7 more months and we have an opportunity to get rid of the clown and his cronies. Vote in November!

    • Ms Sagittarius | May 4, 2020 at 1:07 AM | Reply

      Dunk Demaree I honestly thing they’re gonna rig the election like they do every year

    • Mr Underhill | May 4, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      so you still believe there will be an election? how quaint.

    • Greg Richey | May 4, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

      @Mr Underhill that is an interesting thought.

    • Desirea Winton | May 4, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      I hate to say it but Americans need to come together and get rid of those “Southern Republicans, out of office! They are destroying the country, no other country trust them, and they are not right for the country continuing to spread their racism, hatred, lies, calling police on certain people and getting away with lying to get people murdered or locked up, just because they have so much jealousy and hatred in their bloodlines, they are the mentally ill people in America?’ Yes and it is a few Democrats that should retire too, but if people continue to vote in racist hate mongers then the country is being destroyed within, and government!

    • SIX MORE MONTHS, and he’s FYAHED !

  14. Mephiston001 | May 2, 2020 at 5:10 AM | Reply

    Just look the governor’s, Colorado with a Democrat, gets the harsh report. South Dakota with a Republican, gets the easy report. They play politics while people die, what a joke.

  15. Those meat plants employees should have a union to be safe. Americans need to stand up to corruption.

    • issue is when you bring out facts people start screaming fake news at the top of their lungs.

      If you Drive your car into a Wall at high speed you might be killed
      select group of people : NOPE i knew 1 person that survived thats fake news NOPE FAKE FAKE FAKE democrats this democrats that.

      like a political party has anything to do with certain facts.

    • Andrew Chin | May 3, 2020 at 1:25 AM | Reply

      The CDC and the FDA should provide health guidelines for the meat plant workers.

    • Andrew Chin CDC/FDA controlled by Trump admin. They are not allowed to do their jobs. Might make Drumpf look bad.

  16. ________________________________ | May 2, 2020 at 7:03 AM | Reply


  17. This is what happens when all a President cares about is his own EGO. And hamberders.

    • Yusuf Ginnah | May 2, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

      What about the covfefe?? 😧

    • @Yusuf Ginnah Yusuf, dude.. You have the covfefe after you have had the hamberders. It’s just étiquette

    • Yusuf Ginnah | May 2, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

      I bow to your wisdom, my bad…👍🏼

    • @lupe torres Since the virus is harmless I suppose that you wouldn’t mind sharing your time and brilliance with some overworked medical personnel trying to save those infected with a “nothing virus”.

    • darlene harris | May 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Reply

      @Paula Lim maybe a *nothing berder*

  18. holly thorn | May 2, 2020 at 8:35 AM | Reply

    This is what being a reporter looks like.
    Digging in, investigating, revealing,

  19. larrysigourney | May 2, 2020 at 8:42 AM | Reply

    Everything tRump touches dies.

  20. Kentae Miller | May 2, 2020 at 11:40 AM | Reply

    “Feasible” “if possible…” Trumpian talk.

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