As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job

DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, an Associated Press analysis shows thousands of people are getting sick from COVID-19 on the job. Recent figures show a surge of infections in meatpacking and poultry-processing plants. There's been a spike of new cases among construction workers in Austin, Texas, where that sector recently returned to work. Even the White House has proven vulnerable, with positive coronavirus tests for one of Trump's valets and for Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary. The developments underscore the high stakes for communities nationwide as they gradually loosen restrictions on business. "The people who are getting sick right now are generally people wh
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