Meat Processing Plants Prove Particularly Vulnerable To Coronavirus | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow looks at a trend in meat processing plants, particularly in the Midwest, but all over the United States having a hard time controlling the spread of coronavirus among their employees, and in some cases having to shut down operations entirely. Aired on 04/20/2020.
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Meat Processing Plants Prove Particularly Vulnerable To Coronavirus | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

66 Comments on "Meat Processing Plants Prove Particularly Vulnerable To Coronavirus | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Who knew that standing shoulder to shoulder with people in a cramped space, working up a sweat and handling thousands of pieces of meat on a butchering line would be a potential risk for an outbreak? 🙄

  2. Gevowavemagnet | April 21, 2020 at 1:38 AM | Reply

    Iowa is taking it on the chin now, the result of twenty five years making bad decisions selecting their political leaders.

  3. Hey jackasses. If you want things open for jobs, go apply at the plant. They’ll need more people sooner than later.

  4. Bob Newman Knott | April 21, 2020 at 2:18 AM | Reply

    I hope that the Governor lends his support in The Black Hawk Plant by joining the workers there on site

  5. Walküre Unruh | April 21, 2020 at 2:26 AM | Reply

    That is why Trump doesn’t like testing: It increases the cases…

    • Lilac Lizard | April 22, 2020 at 5:39 PM | Reply

      @Teardown Dan just in time to give an excuse to cancel the election you mean? don’t think that’s not coming America!

    • Teardown Dan | April 22, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Reply

      @Lilac Lizard If 45* cancels the election, Pelosi automatically becomes interim president in January. Doubt 45* would want that.

    • Lilac Lizard | April 23, 2020 at 3:05 AM | Reply

      @Teardown Dan is that in the constitution? If so where?

    • Teardown Dan | April 23, 2020 at 8:10 AM | Reply

      @Lilac Lizard 20th amendment: the term of the president and VP ends at noon on Jan 20 no matter what.

    • Lilac Lizard | April 23, 2020 at 8:44 AM | Reply

      ​@Teardown Dan hmm thank you! Very interesting 🙂 So Pelosi becomes acting president & then the house of reps has to immediately elect a president & do it faster than the senate can elect a vice president, cause whichever gets it though first becomes the president

      The house being those elected at the election, not the old house, so I guess what happens if there’s no election for them is covered somewhere else? but I’m assuming, worst case scenario on that would be those who had served their 8 year term go, while those who have only served 4 remain, so the democrats end up with an advantage if any attempts are made to manipulate that part of the process.

      I wasn’t aware of that amendment laying it out so clearly (I’m not American, so not something I have any reason to learn other than interest), so thank you very much for sharing that! Much appreciated :))

  6. roguedeath98 | April 21, 2020 at 2:58 AM | Reply

    The lawsuits are going to be epic.

  7. And it doesn’t make eating meat very appetizing either ! Ewww !

  8. All it takes to infect a whole workplace and related people is one asymptomatic carrier for a week or two.

  9. Is this what Trump meant when he said America would “win bigly” under his administration? So much “winning” – wow! I’d hate to see what losing looked like.

  10. Check the truck drivers for the spread of the virus

  11. Delta Shelta | April 21, 2020 at 4:17 AM | Reply

    What better time to cut back on meat intake and get healthy.

    • Singapore has highest intake of meat and is healthier than all of the WEST

    • Lilac Lizard | April 22, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      @Danny B. yup, Australia’s right up there too & currently encouraging a switch to more meat, since it’s the easiest, most efficent food to get to the supermarkets. This is a US managment issue NOT a meat issue!

    • @Lilac Lizard I get some lamb from australlia in US, some of the best muscle meat I’ve ever had especially raw

    • Lilac Lizard | April 23, 2020 at 3:26 AM | Reply

      ​@Danny B. Yeh, Aussie lamb’s awesome 🙂 You should try some kangaroo too if you like the lamb, I’d strongly recommend searing the outside of that before eating though, as it’s a lot more of a parasite problem than lamb is, due to being wild culled, with no worming treatments etc through it’s whole life. Don’t need to cook it though (it’s best as rare as possible), but just sear the outsides of it, cause they have likely spread parasites over it when cutting it up.

      You might like this video too for a laugh Lamb is Australia’s favourite meat & strongly associated with our National Day, so each year they do an “Australia Day Lamb Ad”, so most of that’s just Nationalistic pride, but just that few seconds that video links to I think you’ll really like :))) (I won’t spoil it for you by saying why though)

  12. Harley Quinn | April 21, 2020 at 4:25 AM | Reply

    Dear USA. Thanks for giving the UK Donald Trump. He’s as thick as a whale omelette 🐳 and funnier than ‘Family Guy’. 🤣😜 A lobotomized frog could talk more sense than he does. 🐸

  13. This is the other reason you need to stay home, you’re exposing vital food workers to the virus and they have to work or we don’t get food. The Alt Reich used to think taking a knee was too much of a protest, now they march with weapons and rebel flags and chant death to Americans they don’t agree with like ISIS did…

  14. The Dudelino | April 21, 2020 at 5:40 AM | Reply

    The fact that we call them “Meat processing plants” says a lot of aweful things about our society…

  15. Gerold Bosch | April 21, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Reply

    How would you like your corona burger? With a bit of Trump-onaise or rather peppered with some Trump-lies?

    • Spunn Center | April 21, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      The democratic serpent left antichrist network is the devils legion literally pushing full beast system Demonic tyranny and the destruction of humanity, all the lies and corruption comes from there, genius… You’re a moron compromised by demons

    • Individual 1 | April 21, 2020 at 8:08 AM | Reply

      @Spunn Center Wow, someone’s been cutting and pasting from the dictionary. I’d wipe the spittle off your computer screen if I were you, before it dries.

    • Susan Sullivan | April 21, 2020 at 11:49 AM | Reply

      @Spunn Center oh play that fiddle fool please do us all a favor and go lick doorknobs and hug everyone you know.

  16. I wonder why no one has asked the most obvious question, how long can the virus live in meat?

    • Charles Fleury II | April 21, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      Because it’s not relevant.

    • Before or after COVID the pro tip was to wash your hands after handling raw meat and cook all meat thoroughly. It kills germs and viruses, it’s why our ancestors started doing it. Right now the added tip is to wipe down all groceries that you need to refrigerate with a bleach wipe when you get home and to leave all food newly bought in an area away from your other food and out of reach of for small children and animals for 48 hours before putting them away. The last part of basically quarantining your non-perishable food and items for that long is to allow the virus to die off on the surfaces naturally and in turn, save on bleach wipes. Although you might still want to wipe down anything covered in plastic as the virus lives longest on that surface and stainless steel.

    • Lilac Lizard | April 22, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      It can last for significant periods of time at 4c (fridge temperature) It will outlast any food at that temp. It will be killed by cooking though, so just wash your hands after handling the raw meat, before handling the cooked meat. Fruit & veg that you don’t cook are the bigger problem, but teh scientists claim that regular water washing will remove the virus (not sure why regular water washing is meant to work for them but not for our hands)

      Just to be clear too, it can’t get IN the meat through processing, only onto the surface of the pieces you see, so rare cooked beef etc is fine

  17. Meat Kills – Now before it is consumed as well!

    Meat factory manager addresses the employees:
    “The bad news: We got 80 new infections this morning. The good news: We got 80 job openings this morning.”

    Will the trumpian protesters please apply for a job there?

  18. Make Racists Afraid Again | April 21, 2020 at 8:19 AM | Reply

    This lifelong vegetarian will not be inconvenienced

    • COVID 19 is hella contagious. So unless you’re isolated away from others and growing your own food… doesn’t matter that you’re vegetarian!

    • @gospel videos LOL, how do YOU know? Funny that a god would allow human kind to be largely carnivorous if we’re supposed to be vegetarians.

    • @gospel videos Then why are we programmed to enjoy the taste of meat? Didn’t god create us?

    • Chelsey-Cello | April 21, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      Lol…don’t get cocky. Crop production is already taking a hard hit and that isn’t going to get any better until the large corporate farms can reopen jobs to field hands. They need workers to process and distribute their crops. No workers means no harvest and no distribution which means empty produce departments. So unless you are tending your own garden large enough to sustain your diet and you can pair that with the know-how of canning, you won’t be immune to the consequences of the potential food shortages to come.

    • gospel videos | April 21, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      @Chelsey-Cello actually it doesn’t matter whether you’re a meat eater or not, whether you love your neighbor or not. whether you’re Republican or Democrat, we are ALL going to reap what we have sown. Count on it.

  19. Jeffrey Eick | April 21, 2020 at 9:49 AM | Reply

    So what of the contaminated Meats? We all know that Greed has no bounds, and life is meaningless unless your the boss.

  20. Allison Bauch | April 21, 2020 at 10:58 AM | Reply

    You can bet the plants are going to get bailouts where the individuals working there are forsaken and ignored.

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