Politico: Azar faulted workers’ ‘home and social’ conditions for meatpacking outbreaks

Politico: Azar faulted workers’ ‘home and social’ conditions for meatpacking outbreaks. “The country’s top health official downplayed concerns over the public health conditions inside meatpacking plants, suggesting on a call with lawmakers that workers were more likely to catch coronavirus based on their social interactions and group living situations, three participants said. HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a bipartisan group that he believed infected employees were bringing the virus into processing plants where a rash of cases have killed at least 20 workers and forced nearly two-dozen plants to close, according to three people on the April 28 call.”