Washington state asks Starbucks for help to advance vaccination

Washington state asks Starbucks for help to advance vaccination

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Any help is good if the end is positive. That they must have thought Washington state authorities knocking on the door of Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee shop chain, with a message: help for the vaccination campaign. This was announced by Democratic Governor Jay Inslee.

Starbucks’ response has been affirmative in times when such an initiative is never in excess, and Through its computer system it is intended to streamline the entire process, simplify logistics and achieve a rate of 45,000 vaccinations per day.

A necessary collaboration in the face of difficulties in the US

In the North American country, vaccination is not taking place at the expected rate. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Only 12.2 million people have been vaccinated with one dose, while 1.6 million have already received both. Taking into account that the country is around 331 million inhabitants, the numbers fall short.

In the case of Washington, which has 7.6 million inhabitants, only 31,581 have been vaccinated, also according to the CDC. That is why external help has been sought. As recognized by the governor, With the method they were using, it was very difficult to carry out a rapid vaccination.

Starting with the health workers and, according to Inslee, these being “a fairly specific small group”, the entire mechanism for identifying health center workers has been “slower”. This week older people begin to receive doses, which the Democrat considers a “much easier group to coordinate.”

Microsoft and pharmaceutical chains, aid for Washington

Besides Starbucks, Inslee has also communicated that it is already in talks with large pharmacy chains to have more places in which to carry out the vaccination process, as reported by NBC.

In fact, the state of Washington may also count on the help of another global giant, Microsoft, which is based in Seattle, the state capital, and It is also going to provide an enclosure where another 5,000 vaccines can be given daily. Specifically, the campus he has in Redmond, empty due to teleworking.

Equally, Joe Biden’s definitive entry into the White House will be a boost for the entire operation, as there is already talk of an upcoming deployment of the National Guard and the Federal Agency for Emergency Management. All for meet the ambitious goal set and promised by the next president: a supply of at least 100 million doses in his first 100 days in office.

Melissa Galbraith
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