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Large Companies Enforce Gag Orders for Positive Coronavirus cases

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Cheesecake Factory,, Cargill, McDonald’s, Target have given instructions to their employees not to talk about Coronavirus positive cases at work places.

As the countries start to reopen, with many businesses closing or being sluggish, big corporations noted to be important were able to make up some of the financial losses, but in doing so, they’ve also forced their employees to hide the true nature of the positive coronavirus cases occurring at these locations.

According to Bloomberg, Workers at, Cargill, McDonald’s, and Target say they were told to keep coronavirus cases quiet. The same sort of gagging has been alleged in OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) complaint against Smithfield Foods, Urban Outfitters, and General Electric.

At Recreational Equipment Inc., an employee texted colleagues to say he’d tested positive and that “I was told not to tell anybody” and “to not post or say anything on social media.”

These are just on the surfaces, but there is no doubt that many companies are keeping their employees quiet even where positive coronavirus cases are appearing. It is quite saddening that even in times of crises, what is most important are profit margins for these large corporations.

As of August 27, coronavirus positive cases are 5.8 million+ and deaths are 180,635 in US. With nearly 1,000 people dying every day, these behaviors aren’t helping the problem, only worsening it.


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