Amazon has repeatedly resisted sharing comprehensive data with the public and its own workers about the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in its warehouses, which became an important hub for household items during the pandemic. Despite numerous confirmed cases in Amazon warehouses nationwide, and around the world, the e-commerce giant has reduced the importance of site leaks or aggregate data, making it difficult to get a clear picture of general infections. on its sites.
In a blog post, the company said it would conduct a “thorough data analysis of all 1
,372,000 employees in front of Amazon and Whole Foods Market across the US working anytime from March 1 to September 19, 2020. . ”
Amazon said it then compared its case rates to the general population at the same time, using a report from Johns Hopkins University. It claimed that the number of its employees who tested, or assumed, positive was 42% lower than expected based on that comparison.
Dave Clark, senior vice president of Amazon’s global operations, said the total number of cases “was not particularly useful because it was related to the size of the building and then the overall rate of infection in the community,” in an interview with CBS ‘”60 Minutes” released in May. It appears that the company is now taking a different position in this matter.