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How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic; By Jane Mayer

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Read the sad stories behind this: "The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of the President’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections. “We’re really being let down by the federal agencies,”"Why is OSHA AWOL?”  the union said, lamenting a shift at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the division of the Labor Department that enforces workplace safety.  Trump’s executive order was interpreted as superseding state and local health departments.  You can look online and find the number of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes, but not in the poultry industry." According to the Washington Post, in April and May at least 2,200 poultry workers on the Delmarva Peninsula contracted COVID-19, and at least 17 died. "

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