Media and telecommunications
The American giant Google said Monday that it was going to develop some of its premises in the United States to make them vaccination centers against the coronavirus.
“To help with the vaccination campaign and starting with the United States, we will make available a selection of Google premises such as buildings, parking lots and open spaces,” wrote Google boss Sundar Pichai, in a blog post.
“These sites will be open to all those who are eligible for the vaccine according to state and local criteria,” added the leader.
The first sites will be based in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Kirkland in Washington State and New York City, but Google plans to open more.
The group has partnered with healthcare specialist One Medical and US public health agencies to implement the initiative.
Mr. Pichai also announced that Google will award $ 100 million in advertising grants to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO) and various global organizations. as well as $ 50 million to help public health agencies educate disadvantaged communities about immunization.
Another US tech pillar, Amazon, last week offered to help new US President Joe Biden accomplish the goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his tenure.