Amazon’s Letter to President Biden

The popular company Amazon, an online shopping community, has recently sent President Joe Biden a letter stating that they are open to helping distribute the COVID-19 virus vaccine. The letter specifically stated that they were, “prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts.”

The CEO of Amazon, Dave Clark, also asked that Amazon’s front-line employees get the vaccine at the “earliest appropriate time” and stated that the company has made a deal with a “third-party health-care provider” so that they will be able to administer the vaccine at the company’s warehouse. 

Clark states that as they are the second-largest employer in the nation, they are happy to be able to aid their customers in staying safe during this time which is very important for “people with underlying medical conditions and those susceptible to complications from COVID-19.” Not only Amazon’s employees were included, but also those from Whole Foods Market and AWS data centers were asked to receive the vaccine since they are unable to work from home.

At the end of the email, he mentioned that since the beginning of the crisis, they have worked hard to keep their workers safe and that they are committed to assisting the Biden administration’s vaccination efforts.

It seems as though Biden has not officially made a response to the letter, but it is confirmed that he wants to vaccinate 150 million Americans within his first 100 days in office and this offer could be a way to achieve that.

Sources

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/21/amazon-letter-president-biden-offers-help-covid-vaccines/4242571001/

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/20/amazon-sends-letter-to-biden-offering-to-help-with-covid-19-vaccines.html 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/150-million-vaccinations-tracker-biden-goal-n1255716

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