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Were the largest occupational group to die in a pandemic, Anthony Bourdain

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News Claim: A news viral on social media with a claim that “cooks were the largest occupational group to die in a pandemic and restaurant owners are pouting that nobody wants to work in restaurants anymore”.
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I wish Anthony Bourdain were alive today to articulate the insanity of living in a country where cooks were the largest occupational group to die in a pandemic and restaurant owners are pouting that nobody wants to work in restaurants anymore

Ronald McDonald wants YOU to die for the bottom line


News Verification: A message shared on Twitter and Imgur have created a huge response on social media. Many claimed of it authenticity. The message was originally shared on July 1 2021.

As per a new UCSF study, food and agricultural workers are at the highest risk of death from COVID-19 among working-age Californians. 

As  per Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Scientist-Physician-Teacher | Professor & Chair

@UCSF_EpiBiostat  | Vice Dean Population Health & Health Equity, “Jobs associated w greatest risk of death during the pandemic in CA? Cooks Packaging machine operators Agricultural workers Bakers Construction workers Production workers Sewing machine operators Shipping clerks”

So cooks have the highest risk ratio for mortality, with 828 deaths between In March and October of 2020, other food-related jobs were also found to be in the top riskiest channels of employment.

News verdict: True


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