COVID-19 continues to threaten the food supply chain

COVID-19 continues to threaten the food supply chain

"Based on the totality of scientific evidence available to FDA, it is reasonable to believe that chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate may be effective in treating COVID-19", FDA Chief Scientist Denise Hinton wrote in the approval letter. The state has recorded 730 coronavirus cases and six deaths.

On Monday, 57 more workers at a pork processing plant in Sioux Falls tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total at the plant "well above 300 - and making it one of the country's largest clusters", along with Chicago's Cook County Jail and the USS Theodore Roosevelt, The Washington Post reports. Three people who worked at a Tyson plant in Camilla, Georgia have died, including 55-year-old Annie Grant who continued to work while ill.

The Washington Post is trying to pin a recent spike in coronavirus cases in South Dakota on the state's Republican governor for refusing to implement a one-size-fits-all policy in the form of a statewide shelter in place order as others have across the country.

Defending her decision earlier this month, Gov Noem suggested the lockdowns imposed on 95 percent of the country was "herd mentality, not leadership".

'We trusted South Dakotans to exercise personal responsibility to keep themselves and their loved-ones healthy.

"I've seen some national stories written that a shelter-in-place would have prevented this outbreak at Smithfield".

"Although they have made their supply chain responsive, going forward they need to think more about how to make their plants more automatic and easier to monitor and control remotely to hedge against the risk of labor shortage", she said.

"We're working hard to protect our team members during this ever-changing situation, while also ensuring we continue fulfilling our critical role of helping feed people across the country", Tyson CEO Noel White said in a statement last week.

'Overall the state is doing very, very well.

Some leaders in the state have called on Noem to issue the order.

'A stay-at-home order would give our health professionals the necessary time and resources to manage this pandemic, ' the group said.

His ordinance allows residents to still travel for work, as well as out for groceries and essential items. People will have enough to eat; they just may not have the usual variety.

In an interview with CBS This Morning on Wednesday, the mayor said the number of cases were "staggering".

"Many U.S. hospitals are now using hydroxychloroquine as first-line therapy for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 despite extremely limited clinical data supporting its effectiveness", Dr. Wesley Self, emergency medicine physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said in a statement.

Suttle said the drug is taken similar to a Zithromax Z-Pak, where you take a loading dose for about four or five days but it stays inside your body for up to 50 days.

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