Uber wants people working in ride-hailing services and food delivery to be given priority in vaccination against the new corona

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, local time,

Uber, which operates a ride-hailing service, told all US governors that 'drivers working in (Uber's) ride-hailing services and food delivery will be given priority in vaccination against the new coronavirus. It was revealed that he sent a public letter requesting that he be able to inoculate.

Uber asks US states to prioritize its drivers for COVID-19 vaccine | Reuters

COVID-19 vaccine: Uber, others want early access for workers --Los Angeles Times

Uber asks US CDC to consider ride-hail drivers essential for Covid vaccine distribution

On December 3, 2020, Uber released a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting that drivers working in vehicle dispatch services and food delivery be given priority in receiving the new coronavirus vaccine. Did. The open letter explains that prioritizing vaccination of people in essential occupations even under the pandemic of the new coronavirus can reduce the risk of spread.

Uber Demands Driver's Corona Vaccine Priority Vaccination Certification | Reuters

Following this, it was revealed that on December 10, 2020, Uber sent a similar open letter to the governors of each state in the United States.

In a public letter from Uber to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, 'For the past nine months, ride-hailing and food delivery drivers have been the lifeblood of the community, according to Reuters. They've taken medical workers to hospitals, delivered food to people who stay socially distant at home, and helped distant local restaurants stay in business. ' He argues that people in those occupations should be given priority in receiving the new coronavirus vaccine.

In addition, CEO Kosloshahi said in an open letter, 'We can also provide Americans with information about vaccination against the new coronavirus vaccine via the Uber app.'

Two new coronavirus vaccines, the BNT162b2 developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and theChAdOx 1 nCoV-2019 developed by AstraZeneca, have been shown to be highly effective. Due to the lack of guidance on vaccines at the time of writing, it is up to each state to decide 'who will be vaccinated first' in the United States. That's why more than 20 large companies are demanding that their employees be prioritized.

According to a Reuters news agency, a U.S. official said, 'If the vaccine is approved early, we will distribute enough vaccines for 20 million people by the end of the year to protect all U.S. healthcare workers. It will be. '

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