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COVID at one year: Infections in meat sector 85% lower than general population

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WASHINGTON — Nearly one year after the first reported cases of COVID-19 among meat and poultry workers, comprehensive protections have brought case rates to just 2.67 cases per day per 100,000 workers — more than 85 percent lower than rates in the general population (18.25 cases per day per 100,000 people) and more than 98 percent lower than the May 2020 peak in the sector (98.39 cases per day per 100,000 workers).

North American Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts discussed the latest COVID-19. . .

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