Jan 21, 2021

Covid-19: Amazon offers to help with US vaccine delivery

Amazon has offered to help distribute Covid-19 vaccines in the US, in a letter to new president Joe Biden. The firm has signed an agreement with an unnamed healthcare provider to administer vaccines on site at its warehouses around the US. It has requested that its 800,000 workers around the world be among the first to receive the doses, because they are unable to work from home. President Biden has vowed to deliver 100 million Covid-19 vaccinations to US citizens in the first 100 days of his administration. "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." Amazon said in its defence that it had invested $4bn in Covid-19 initiatives.

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