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Cosplayer and prop builder The_Bai_Ying has resorted to some rather extreme measures when it comes to protecting his young child from the bad air quality on the streets of Shanghai. According to Kotaku, he has created a special pod - similar to that seen in Death Stranding - in order to take his child to the hospital.
The_Bai_Ying doesn't appear to leave his home during the video which showcases the contraption he's made from a backpack and a fully working air filter. The video itself was uploaded to a Chinese version of TikTok, along with the #deathstranding and #coronavirus tags. In order to keep his baby fully protected, The_Bai_Ying has a glove that is attached to the pod and allows him to reach inside and make adjustments without exposing the child to the outside air. There is even a small, built-in screen where he can check the air quality.
Now, before we go any further, we probably don't need to point out that this idea is bad - like, really bad. Protecting a child from harmful air pollutants should absolutely be encouraged, you know, by not smoking or allowing others to smoke around them (or you, for that matter). But encasing a baby inside a pod like this is just a really, really bad idea, air filter or not. Seriously, don't do this.
As Kotaku points out, there's no way of knowing whether this is just part of a cosplay demonstration or whether the maker is serious about protecting his child from airborne threats. It's hard to tell whether he's taking those threats seriously, though. While he was apparently seen in a Shanghai supermarket wearing a full HAZMAT suit (via SoraNews), the suit in question included Resident Evil's Umbrella logo - so it's likely a prop.
If you'd like to do something that's perhaps a little more productive to help fight against the coronavirus, you should check out Foldit, a game that's free to download and play. Essentially, the game gives you protein chains and it's your job to manoeuvre them into new shapes, which then changes how the protein works on a molecular level. Scientists can use the results to help with real-world vaccines for many protein-based diseases, including the coronavirus. Pretty neat, right?
In related news, Death Stranding is heading to PC on both Steam and Epic Games Store on June 2. The PC version will include a Half-Life crossover, a Photo Mode, "high frame rate", and ultra-wide monitor support. You can also net yourself extra in-game goodies by preordering the game or purchasing it on launch day.
But yeah, the Death Stranding baby incubator thing? Please, don't do that.
Featured Image Credit: Kojima Productions
Topics: Death Stranding
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