KOLKATA (India): Multional e-commerce giant Amazon has written to the President of the United States Joe Biden offering aid to the administration’s daunting task of distributing millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines nation-wide as the pandemic takes its toll.
Forwarding the noble gesture to the new incumbent Biden administration, Amazon, which happens to be the US’s second-largest employer said will help to expedite the distribution of 100 million vaccine doses pan-America in the first 100 days of Biden administration in office.
The letter signed off by Amazon consumer business CEO Dave Clark read: “As you begin your work leading the country out of the COVID-19 crisis, Amazon stands ready to assist you in reaching your goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of your administration,” he wrote in his letter, a copy of which was seen by We The World Magazine.
The letter stated that Amazon has a third-party contract with occupational health care service providers to administer vaccine on-site at Amazon facilities and that it is prepared to move quickly once the shots are available.
Outlining the prospects to help the American federal government, Amazon further stated in the letter: “We are prepared to leverage our operations, IT, & communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts,” Clark wrote.
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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.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US President under the most unprecedented of times. His administration has a choke-full of promises and expectations to meet upto, including taming the pandemic and overturning several steps taken by former President Donald Trump.
Just recently the US eclipsed the somber milestone of 400,000 deaths from the pandemic that is currently raging for over a year, after first surfacing in China’s Wuhan in 2019, December.