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Amazon’s push to privatize vaccinations lifts the curtain on the US government’s transformation into ‘public private partnership’

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21.01.2021

The e-commerce behemoth reached out to the Biden administration on the day of the new president’s inauguration. It offered to help distribute Covid-19 vaccines to Americans, essentially offering to step in where former president Donald Trump had promised the military would deliver.

We are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts,” the company’s CEO of Worldwide Consumer Dave Clark wrote in a letter to the Biden administration on Wednesday.

Clark explained that Amazon is not only running its own vaccination stations, but can repurpose these, given an “agreement” it has inked with “a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to administer vaccines on-site at our Amazon facilities.” Due to Amazon’s explosion in market share during the pandemic, it’s a given that these centers saturate every major metropolitan area.

The company’s rush to take over the job from the best-funded arm........

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