Report: Biden turns to Silicon Valley to help distribute vaccine

President Joe Biden considered asking Silicon Valley to help launch its vaccine. The decision to join forces would further align Big Tech and the Joe Biden administration after Biden populated his transition team with 23 Big Tech executives.

Biden will likely ask Google to provide free ad space for public health agencies. Amazon believes it can contribute to information technology and operations to help distribute vaccines, and Airbnb proposes to help a "vaccine warehouse" by tapping into its real estate stockpile across the country.

Silicon Valley's potential stems from the presence of tentacles in nearly every industry. For example, Amazon is well-positioned to distribute vaccines to local pharmacies, churches, and health clinics.


16 Feb 2021

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