Report: Amazon assists COVID-19 testing in Seattle
A leading e-tailer is reportedly logistically supporting at-home testing for the COVID-19 virus.
According to CNBC, Amazon Care, the division of Amazon which provides medical services to Seattle-area employees, is delivering and picking up at-home COVID-19 tests in King County, Wash. The tests are being administered as part of a research effort called the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), which is supported by the Gates Foundation. Specially-trained Amazon Care couriers are delivering and picking up the tests.
“Responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis must be a community effort and requires support from both the private and public sectors,” Amazon Care director Kristen Helton said in a statement to CNBC. “We are grateful to be surrounded by a strong community of public health, global health and academic leaders and are eager to leverage Amazon Care’s infrastructure and logistics capabilities to support this local effort.”
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