Amazon Offered Biden Help with Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

  • “We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts,” Clark wrote.
  • “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.” The official added.
  • "Congratulations @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris," the company wrote. "Amazon stands ready to help."

Amazon, the Seattle based company congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris and assured that “Amazon is ready to help in their efforts to address climate change, control the spread of Covid-19, restart our economy and promote common sense immigration reforms that honor America’s diversity. 

Dave Clark, Amazon’s CEO of worldwide consumer.

Amazon offered on Wednesday to help with US efforts related to the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccination plan, according to a letter by the compabn to President Joe Biden, which the media accessed.

“Amazon stands ready to assist you in reaching your goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of your administration,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s CEO of worldwide consumer business, said in the letter.

“We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts,” Clark wrote. “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.” The official added.

“Congratulations @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris,” the company wrote. “Amazon stands ready to help in your efforts to tackle climate change, control the spread of COVID-19, reboot our economy, & advance commonsense immigration reforms that honor America’s diversity.”

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2021.

President Joe Biden already stated that one of his goals will be to supply 100 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19 in his first 100 days in office, a goal that Amazon wants to help meet.

Amazon said in the text that its scale would allow it to make a difference in efforts to curb the pandemic, but did not provide details on exactly what role it would play in achieving that.

Hours before the letter was released, during his inauguration speech, the new US president called for intensifying the fight against the coronavirus. 

My fellow Americans, in the work ahead of us, we’re going to need each other. We need all our strength to persevere through this dark winter. We’re entering what may be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus. We must set aside politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation,” Biden warned at the foot of the Capitol, before an exceptionally empty esplanade, and with the entire audience present wearing masks.

Biden, who won the November elections with Covid-19 as one of the dominant themes of his campaign, observed a minute of silence for the 400,000 victims of the new coronavirus in his country, by far the main victim of the pandemic.

It was also established that among the first government actions, the Democrat will sign a series of decrees that include a mandate to use chinstraps for federal employees to be in federally owned sites, and an order to establish a new office of the White House to coordinate the response to Covid-19.

It however remains unclear whether Amazon had previously offered similar assistance to the Trump administration. Notably though, the Former President, Donald Trump, had a years-long feud with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who is also the owner of the Washington Post.

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Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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