Big Ag Basically Wrote Trump’s Order to Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID

A sign for The Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota, one of the countrys largest known Coronavirus clusters, is seen on April 20, 2020 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) Large meat manufacturers promoted “baseless” fears they knew were “flimsy or outright false” that shutting down meatpacking plants would […]

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Ex-CDC Chief Says Trump Administration Silenced Him on COVID

CDC Director Robert Redfield speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield told House investigators that one of his “greatest disappointments” was that the CDC’s public-facing role in […]

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Trump’s Proposal for Homeless Shelters Could Make Life More Dangerous for Trans People

A new Trump administration proposal would let government-funded, single-sex homeless shelters keep transgender people out for religious reasons, and advocates worry that could subject them to more violence than they already face. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which announced the potential rule change Wednesday, said that sex-segregated shelter providers could accommodate their religious […]

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‘Don’t You Have a Bat to Eat?’ New HHS Spokesman Made Racist Remarks About Chinese People on Twitter

The Department of Health and Human Services’ new spokesman tweeted — and then deleted — racist comments about Chinese people in March, and accused reporters critical of President Trump’s labeling of COVID-19 as the “the Chinese Virus” of “carrying water for the Chinese Community Party.” Michael Caputo’s since-deleted tweets, archived online and first reported by […]

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