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Amazon wants to help President Biden with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Amazon has sent a letter to President Joe Biden about helping with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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Amazon building in Santa Clara, California. Amazon is an American international electronic commerce company. It is the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon has sent a letter to President Joe Biden about helping with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Amazon building in Santa Clara, California. Amazon is an American international electronic commerce company. It is the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon has sent a letter to President Joe Biden about helping with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

President Joe Biden received a letter from Amazon on Wednesday — and it might have had some good news for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

What happened

Amazon sent an offer to President Biden to assist with the national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Reuters.

Dave Clark, the CEO of Amazon’s consumer business, sent the letter shortly after Biden’s inauguration.

  • “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, according to NBC News.
  • “We are prepared to leverage our operations, IT, & 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.”

Amazon previously sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to NBC News. It’s unclear if they sent a similar letter to former President Donald Trump.

Context

So far, close to 14.3 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, 2.2 million people have received two full doses, marking them as completely vaccinated, per The New York Times.

Biden’s plan for the vaccine rollout includes opening up eligibility to more people, creating more vaccination sites and finding ways to distribute the vaccine more, according to CNN.