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Read How Tech Is Combating COVID-19
Combating COVID-19 is a significant priority for tech. From helping vaccinate people to providing up-to-the-minute information about coronavirus, TechNet member companies are working to accelerate our nation's recovery from the pandemic. See below for more information about how the tech industry is combating COVID-19.
Amazon’s vaccine clinic, in partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is the latest in the company’s effort to help control and ultimately end the pandemic. That has included more than one million in-house COVID tests conducted through the more than 650 sites around the U.S. where employees can get screened for the virus.
Facebook is supporting the global public health community’s work to keep people safe and informed during the coronavirus public health crisis. They are also working to address the long-term impacts by supporting industries in need and making it easier for people to find and offer help in their communities.
Google is providing more than $150 million to promote vaccine education and equitable distribution and making it easier to find locally relevant information, including when and where to get the vaccine. It is also opening up Google spaces to serve as vaccination sites as needed.
Honeywell announced last Thursday that it’s partnered with a consortium of local businesses to accelerate the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The partnership plans to set up mass vaccination sites with the goal of helping the state administer one million doses by July 4.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is using Oracle’s National Electronic Health Records Cloud and Oracle’s Public Health Management Applications Suite to manage the COVID-19 vaccination program throughout the United States.
What's New in Tech
Amazon Expands Boston Tech Hub with Plans to Create 3,000 New Jobs (Amazon)
Amazon will expand its Boston Tech Hub and plans to create more than 3,000 new corporate and technology jobs over the next several years. The new roles will support teams across the company, including Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Robotics, and Amazon Pharmacy. Over the last decade, Amazon has invested more than $6.2 billion in Massachusetts and created more than 20,000 jobs across customer fulfillment, retail, corporate, and technology functions. Read more here.
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