Now that Biden is in, Amazon will help with COVID vaccination

Now that Biden is in, Amazon will help with COVID vaccination
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Amazon has offered to help with COVID vaccination efforts. Interestingly, the company waited until after President Joe Biden was inaugurated instead of helping out while Donald Trump was still in office. It’s very telling when a company will stand by and watch its native country struggle because its management doesn’t like the president.

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Amazon writes to Biden about COVID vaccination

According to Fox News, Dave Clark, CEO of the company's worldwide consumer business, sent a letter to Biden on Wednesday shortly after his inauguration. He said Amazon is now ready to help Biden meet his goal of 100 million COVID vaccinations in the first 100 days of his administration. Clark added that the company is prepared to leverage its "operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist" Biden's vaccination efforts.

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"Our scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately in the fight against Covid-19, and we stand ready to assist you in this effort," Clark wrote.

Fox News asked an Amazon spokesperson why the company did not offer to help the Trump administration with vaccination efforts. However, they would not provide an explanation on the record.

No help for Trump

An Amazon official did tell Fox News that they have been in contact with government officials about the COVID response over the last nine months. The spokesperson directed the news outlet to a letter Clark sent to an advisory board at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month.

The letter asks the committee to prioritize essential workers who can't work at home, like those working at Amazon warehouses and data centers and Whole Foods stores. The company wants its own employees to receive priority in the vaccination efforts. However, the December letter didn't include any offer to help the Trump administration with vaccination efforts.

In Clark's letter on Wednesday, he repeated his request that essential Amazon workers receive the COVID vaccine as soon as possible.

Slow vaccination efforts for COVID

It's been over a month since distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines began. According to the CDC, about 16.5 million Americans have received the initial dose so far. The companies have distributed almost 36 million doses so far.

Trump left it to the states to distribute the vaccines after they were delivered, but Biden has pledged to increase the federal government's involvement. He wants to use the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard to distribute the vaccines.

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