America’s Obsession With Meat Is Accelerating the Pandemic

The decision to keep meatpacking plants open has done more harm than good

A man walks past a mural on the Farmer John slaughterhouse in Vernon, CA after 153 workers tested positive for Covid-19
A man walks past a mural on the Farmer John slaughterhouse in Vernon, CA after 153 workers tested positive for Covid-19 on May 26, 2020. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images