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Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing

A new article published by PNAS suggests that slaughterhouses across the United States acted as COVID-19 transmission vectors and accelerated the spread of the virus in the communities that surrounded them.

A new paper from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has explored the link between livestock plants and COVID-19 transmission. Though the US has attempted to strike a balance between limiting the spread of the coronavirus and maintaining essential supply chains, preliminary research results suggests that livestock processing plants have amplified COVID-19 infections in multiple communities.

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