Biden has finally officially took office as President of the United States when more than 400,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States. At this time, e-commerce giant Amazon contacted Biden, saying that it could help deliver the coronavirus vaccine.
However, some netizens reacted: Where has Amazon been?
Dylan Byers, a senior NBC reporter, obtained and released a letter from Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon’s consumer business, to Biden on the 20th.
Clarke said Amazon is willing to use its “operations, information technology, communication capabilities and expertise” to help Biden achieve its goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his entry into the White House.”
“Our size can have a timely and meaningful impact on the fight against COVID-19, and we’re ready to contribute to that,” the e-commerce giant said.
It is worth noting that Clark also spent a lot of time proposing that Amazon employees working in Amazon warehouse centers, network service centers and Whole Foods supermarkets are “essential workers” and that they “can’t work from home” and should be vaccinated “in the first place”.
Dylan Byers added on Twitter that he asked Amazon if it had sent a similar letter to Trump, but Amazon said that they contacted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but did not mention writing Trump directly.
When the NBC reporter broadcast the news on Twitter, the comment section exploded.
A considerable proportion of netizens questioned why Amazon not provide the Trump administration with such an option because the epidemic in the United States is so serious?
Some speculated, “[Amazon does not want] to let Trump take credit.
As for those who did not get the vaccine or even died because Amazon did not help, they were victims.”
Some netizens questioned, “So Amazon once deliberately refused to help deliver life-saving vaccines, because if that happens, politicians and the media will question whether it is justified to do so.”
There were also netizens who excused Amazon, “There are a lot of people in the comment section asking why Amazon didn’t do this earlier [help], and I guess it’s because [even if it does], the Trump administration will screw it up, just like they screw up other things.”
American writer and comedian Tim Young tweeted that “Amazon is suddenly going to distribute vaccines to the Biden administration because ‘orange bad old man’ is more important than caring for his fellow Americans.”
Russia (RT) said on the 20th that Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (CEO) have been having a bad name since 2015, and Amazon’s political contributions are clearly inclined to Democratic politicians.
This kind of people’s health and life to “make way” for politics is not uncommon in the current torn and polarized United States.
RT points out that just like U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deliberately slowed down the coronavirus relief bill in order to “not make Trump look good”, just like Pfizer accused of delay in releasing the good news of vaccine clinical trials, which was not made public until Trump lost the election on November 3, and Amazon also had enough government. The motivation is to do so.
At present, the vaccine distribution plan in the United States is in chaos.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown accused the federal government on Twitter on the 15th that it did not truthfully disclose the true stock of vaccines and could not get more vaccines from the federal government.
On the same day, former health minister Aza, who had announced his resignation, admitted to NBC that the federal government did not have stocks of a coronavirus vaccine.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on the 15th that the city’s weekly supply of vaccines is still “insignificant” and only “100,000 doses”, which means that the vaccine will be exhausted in the coming week.
However, the fight against the epidemic is one of the most important issues of the Biden administration at present.
In the executive directive signed by Biden on his first day of office, there are not only mask injunctions for the federal government, but also a “100-day mask challenge” for the American people.
In addition, Biden has also created a new position as the coordinator of coronavirus response, which is responsible for the distribution of vaccines and medical equipment.
In addition, Biden actively returned to the WHO and sent Dr. Anthony Fauci to participate in the meetings of the WHO Executive Committee.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, 178,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added in the United States on the 20th, with a total of more than 24.43 million people infected and more than 400,000 people died of the novel coronavirus.