Google will use offices as vaccination sites against Covid-19

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Google will use offices as vaccination sites against Covid-19
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Google is determined to fight Covid-19, and for that it is willing to designate a part of its budget and infrastructure in a project that aims to contribute to the vaccination process in the United States.

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The most recent reports indicate that the company is about to invest a part of its budget in an equitable distribution system for the Covid-19 vaccine.

To achieve this, they say, it will start from the executive decision to convert its campuses into vaccination clinics, at least in four cities in the United States.

  • Google has committed to investing in education and distribution projects for the Covid-19 vaccine
  • This will be done in partnership with organizations such as One Medical and the health authorities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Washington.
  • These efforts include the designation of buildings, parking lots and open spaces owned by Google to apply the vaccine

The fight against Covid-19 is presented as a priority in all countries of the world, and the most important companies have already drawn up different plans to guarantee the safety of their employees and the general population.

One of them has been Google, a company that recently announced its plans to invest in education and equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine, making it clear that its plans include adapting its campuses into vaccination clinics.

To achieve its goal, Google has partnered with public institutions and organizations such as One Medical and the health authorities of the cities where it will start its projects.

Among the cities that have been contemplated to adapt the Google offices and make them distribution centers for the vaccine are Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Kirkland, Washington.

The initial plan is that anyone who is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, in accordance with the provisions of the competent authorities, can go to the designated centers and complete the vaccination process.

If everything goes as the company has planned, this plan could soon be expanded to any city in the United States where Google has offices.

In this regard, Sundar Pichar, CEO of Google, acknowledged that “getting vaccines to people is a complex problem to solve, and we are committed to doing our part ”.

He also assured that “From the United States, we will make certain Google facilities, such as buildings, parking lots and open spaces, available as needed.”

Pichai also admitted that the pandemic has dealt a severe blow to communities around the world, but that the development of vaccines is a promising development for the world’s population, saying that “” Now the work begins to ensure that everyone can benefit. of this triumph of scientific achievements, and quickly ”.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Google took the necessary measures to protect the world’s population from a possible contagion by Covid-19, creating alerts and contact tracing systems.

The next step for the company is the designation of a budget of 150 million dollars, 100 of which will be used for advertising by non-profit organizations, among which the WHO stands out, while the remaining 50 million will be used ” “To reach underserved communities with vaccine-related content and information,” according to Pichai.

Google knows that many people do not have the resources to access vaccination centers, and that Covid-19 continues to be a serious risk for underserved communities.

In this way, Google has decided to allocate 5 million dollars in subsidies for organizations that are dedicated to fighting against this type of social disparity.

microbiologist with a tube of biological sample contaminated by Coronavirus with label Covid-19

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Companies begin to create projects to get vaccination against Covid-19: What will Amazon do about it?

Google is not the only company that is in a constant fight to put a stop to Covid-19 in U.S.

In past days, Amazon He announced that he will do everything possible to create an agreement with the United States government to ensure that its employees have priority access to the vaccine against Covid-19.

After Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States, Amazon executives sent an official letter to the president requesting special authorization for his employees to be considered essential workers and, in this way, receive the vaccine as soon as possible. possible.

Dave Clark, an Amazon executive, was in charge of sending a letter to President Biden to declare that the company is ‘ready to assist’ in the new administration’s plan, which consists of vaccinating 100 million people against Covid-19. people in Joe Biden’s first 100 days at the helm.

This request was due to the fact that Amazon employs more than 800,000 people who are in contact with the public both in its stores and in its warehouses.

For some months now, Clark had sent a letter to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to access the vaccine “as soon as possible.”

The urgency of Amazon and other companies to stop any possible outbreak of contagions by Covid-19 has to do with the protection of their production line, but also the fact that sales have increased considerably during the last year; By having the vaccine, workers will be able to carry out their work with a low risk of contagion by Covid-19.

The Amazon logo seen at Amazon campus in Palo Alto, California

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