Last Thursday, Amazon reported that 19,816 of its front-line US Amazon and Whole Foods employees have tested positive or been presumed positive for COVID-19, and CEO Jeff Bezos is very concerned about what this means to the public’s perception of his warehouses’ conditions. “Our motto has always been quality over quantity,” said the multi-billionaire who promotes same day delivery ordering, “We were shocked to see these high COVID numbers; our warehouses are infamous for being a very fun and very safe environment for our high turnover staff. That said, we’re working on making our work conditions safer. On a positive note, we will soon be launching our brand new Prime+ membership where you can expect your deliveries to arrive within an hour after ordering!”

By Andrew Froese