“At least 42,534 meatpacking workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in 494 meat plants, and at least 203 meatpacking workers have died since March … The financial penalties for a Smithfield Foods plant in South Dakota and a JBS plant in Colorado issued last week total about $29,000.” WaPo: More than 200 meat plant workers in the U.S. have died of covid-19. Federal regulators just issued two modest fines. (What a horrible world this is for the people unlucky enough to be born in the wrong places at the wrong time under the wrong circumstances. And how little those of us on the fortunate side of the metaphorical tracks do to address that reality.)