Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now

The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.

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Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

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Carving a Turkey and Becoming a Man

My father brought the brutality of the slaughterhouse to the table with him. I had to find other role models to become a different kind of man.

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OSHA Under Fire Over Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

Critics say the agency has applied scant oversight and negligible penalties despite virus outbreaks at many plants in the spring.

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After Meat Workers Die of Covid-19, Families Fight for Compensation

Employees of a JBS meat-processing plant in Greeley, Colo., got sick or died, but their families have so far been denied compensation.

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Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers

Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.

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Flare-up in Coronavirus Cases Sets Back Germany’s Reopening Efforts

Regional authorities have locked down two counties for the first time since the country’s broader reopening, which had been considered a success.

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