Grassley says meatpackers may be using pandemic to gouge farmers
Des Moines Register: Calling for a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley today questioned whether giant meatpacking companies are using the public health pandemic to gouge U.S. cattle producers, with prices falling 3.5% over the past three weeks. “During this period of time, through no fault of their own, many farmers in Iowa have seen the prices of their products plummet, something you wouldn’t expect would happen in a crisis,” the Iowa Republican said in a call with reporters.

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August
CNN: President Donald Trump’s decision to extend social distancing guidelines until April 30 came after officials reviewed 12 different statistical models, said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, during a Sunday press briefing. Birx also mentioned another model, created independently, that “ended up at the same numbers.” That analysis, which is publicly available, paints a grim picture of what’s to come in the U.S., even with social distancing in place. As of Monday morning, it estimates that more than 2,000 people could die each day in the United States in mid-April, when the virus is predicted to hit the country hardest. And assuming social distancing will continue through May, it finds that, by August, around 82,000 people in the U.S. could die from COVID-19.

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