Here's a story: So-called superspreader "events" for coronavirus in the US are among the poor, working class and marginalized. And they are at their work.
To get ahead and stop this virus we must tell the right stories. (thread)
Remember: prisons, meat packing plants and nursing homes.
Sadly, many more deaths will follow.
The LAST thing you want in a global pandemic is employers paying their workers to come in sick.
That is IRRESPONSIBILITY pay.
Or JBS in Green Bay, Wisconsin (348 cases)
Or JBS in Greeley, Colorado (245 )
Or JBS in Grand Island, Nebraska (230 )
Or American Foods in Green Bay (197)
The work is hard, difficult and sometimes soul crushing and dangerous. The work environments treat workers as disposable.
They all have are low-paid jobs. But in many places (like my Kentucky hometown) they can be a community's most reliable source of work. For many people, these jobs are the best among their options.
1) worked while symptomatic
2) worked in more than one facility
3) did not have safety training/ adherence
4) had "inadequate supplies of PPE and other items (e.g., alcohol-based hand sanitizer)"
That's the story to fight this virus. You might not like it.
For everyone to be safe, we must protect everyone. Not just rich. Or citizens. Or white people. Or voters. Or the able bodied. Or the young. Or people who can wfh.
Otherwise, we are going to have tragic recurrences of clusters of coronavirus cases.
The lesson: you can't beat this virus without taking care of your most vulnerable workers.
We have to tell good stories about keeping our workplaces and our workers safe. For everyone's sake.