Instead of providing stores with enough sewage (or simply shutting down) to respond to the covid-19 epidemic, Game X Change company found it better to send employees an email full of crime prevention tactics. Their advice includes vinegar vinegar, drinking plenty of water (making the "virus" invisible to the stomach, you see), and using sunlight to remove it from clothing, all of which have been traditionally broken down by medical professionals.
The staff of Game X Change spoke to them Kotaku last week in relation to concerns about how the company is coping with the ongoing covid-19 epidemic caused by a novel type of coronavirus. Employees say that regional video marketers, which operate in more than 100 locations in southeastern America, remain open even though local authorities demand the closure of non-essential businesses. Game X Change has also failed to provide stores with the necessary resources to protect the health of its employees and customers.
In an email sent to Game X Change staff on Tuesday and provided for Kotaku for employees who wish to remain anonymous, vice president of traffic sales Mindy Kent shares a list of coronaviruses that, given by a registered nurse in Louisiana. (Kent has yet to respond Kotaku
“Take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes bc (sic) this keeps your mouth moist and cleanses any other virus that has entered your mouth into your stomach that your digestive juices can absorb before it reaches the lungs, ”reads one tip. This was it credit last week by Dr. Faheem Younus, dean of infectious disease at the University of Maryland.
“If you can't wash your clothes every day, hang them in the sun which also helps make the virus go away,” the list goes on. Also, i World Health Organization says this is a bull, come up with a trick less than me.
"Try to avoid eating and drinking any cold items," the fourth guide, however Harvard Medical School warns this of further errors.
"Experts suggest doing this simple affirmation every morning: Breathe deeply and breathe for 10 seconds," the email concluded. “If this can be done without a cough, without difficulty, this indicates that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to practice this regimen every morning to help diagnose the disease. ”
Like all wrong advice, this can be easily endorsed by a simple Google search. Dr. Thomas Nash, an infectious disease specialist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, told Reuters
The day after the publication of KotakuOriginally in response to Game X Change's response to the covid-19 epidemic, an employee took it upon himself to pick up email owner Grant Wetherill, an anonymous message urging him to take further action. An email, which Kotaku it found, establishing the magnitude of the situation with infection rates and death rates in states where Game X Change is present, such as Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
"Some of your employees have families at home that they need to worry about," said an anonymous email. "They may have children at risk of illness, some have children on the way, and some of us may or may not know (sic) someone close to an autoimmune disorder – some of the people most at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. This is almost guaranteed death. Is this something you allow? Is the store getting a few dollars at the end of the day? ”
Wetherill's response to this work, provided Kotaku some Game X Change staff, seemed more concerned with the original email tone and anonymity of its sender than providing support for its much-sought-after employees. Wetherill did not respond KotakuRequest for comment.
“I can't do anything to deal with your problems if I don't know who I'm talking to,” said Netherill. “I can tell anyone that I spend a lot of time in my shops. Or I have Parkinson's disease and Asthma. And I am 56. So don't teach me at risk. I'm here if you want to be an adult and talk to me. ”
The covid-19 epidemic has brought to light the reality of the working class in the United States: Its only function is to lubricate the big wheels. This is an obsolete boat designed to be custom made. But now, with a deadly disease breathing down employees' necks every time they step in, Game X Change's leadership shows the ignorance of the situation and the seeming apathy of people who are actually making a profit for their business.
I've heard reports that Game X Change locations in Texas may close early, but what kind of damage have they already done by staying open for the past few weeks? And why did it take so much pressure for the leadership to finally do the right thing, thinking the stores were really closing? Apparently, the opportunity to simply drop a few reservations on the feared staff and ask for a little solicitation had been severely damaged.