Business News: Amazon proposes to help Biden administration to distribute COVID vaccine.
Amazon offers its help to President Biden with the launch of the COVID vaccine as he tries to get his employees vaccinated “as soon as possible”.
In a letter written to Biden and dated Wednesday, Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, said the e-commerce giant is ready to leverage its operations to help vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of administration. of the president.
“Our scale allows us to make a significant impact immediately in the fight against COVID-19 and we are ready to assist you in this effort,” Clark wrote.
The letter also calls for the vaccination of Amazon employees, many of whom are essential workers, as soon as possible.
“Essential employees working in Amazon fulfillment centers, AWS data centers and Whole Foods Market stores across the country who are unable to work from home should receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, “writes Clark.
Amazon says it has an agreement with a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to offer vaccines to employees site.
The online retail giant has been a lifeline for many Americans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as people have spent time in quarantine and increasingly relied on home delivery. To keep up with demand, Amazon launched several rounds of hiring, most recently announcing in September that it would hire 100,000 workers to meet the surge in online Christmas shopping.