Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Sudanese Refugee: One Meat Plant, One Thousand Infections:...



The Daily podcast is revisiting episodes with people it met in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic to hear what has happened to them since the original conversations were aired.

Readers should check out this episode about a Sudanese refugee who works in a meatpacking plant.

One of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States was inside the Smithfield pork factory in Sioux Falls, S.D. Today, we revisit our conversation with a worker at the plant, a refugee who survived civil war and malaria only to find her life and livelihood threatened anew — and ask her how she has been doing since. Guests: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New York Times, and Achut Deng, a Sudanese refugee who works for Smithfield. For more information on today’s episode, visit here.




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