“To understand how things got to this point — how American cities came to be held hostage to global meat corporations — there may be no better place to go than Waterloo, where the outbreak at Tyson’s pork plant took a stunning toll on both workers and the community.
The damage left behind illustrates what’s at stake as key Republicans push for granting widespread immunity to corporations, shielding them from repercussions related to Covid-19. To date, at least 1,500 and as many as 1,800 of the 2,800 workers at the Waterloo plant have been infected with the virus, and eight have died.” ProPublica: The Battle for Waterloo. The pandemic was a story of the powerful and the powerless, and nowhere was that more obvious than in American meat plants where owners made record profits and workers were dead meat.