Amazon offers Biden help in nationwide COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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Online retail giant Amazon reached out to President Joe Biden soon after his inauguration on Wednesday, offering to "leverage" its operations to assist in his efforts to ramp up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide.

David Clark, the chief executive of Amazon's worldwide consumer business, issued a letter to Biden, congratulating the new president before declaring, "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."

After noting that Amazon is second largest employer in the U.S., Clark explained, "We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and communications capabilities and expertise to assist in your administration's vaccination efforts."

He added, "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."

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