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Uber asks US CDC to consider ride-hail drivers essential for COVID-19 vaccine distribution – Fox Business

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The CDC Advisory Committee is drafting suggestions for who should be focused on for circulation, and on Tuesday said healthcare workers and citizens of long-lasting care facilities ought to receive the vaccine.
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A U.S. government company in August consisted of ride-hail, delivery, cars and truck and taxi rental services in a list of important crucial facilities workers that likewise included more than 300 other job categories.
( Reporting by Tina Bellon in New York; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Gerry Doyle).

The business, in a letter to the CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, said its chauffeurs offered crucial transport for necessary workers and enabled others to stay at home and order food.
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” Early access to a vaccine would help drivers and delivery individuals continue to play their essential role while also decreasing the danger that they may unintentionally contract, or possibly transfer, the virus,” said the letter, signed by Ubers head of federal affairs, Danielle Burr.

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U.S. government authorities have actually said that up to 20 million individuals could be vaccinated by the end of 2020, but that it would take till the middle of 2021 for the majority of Americans to access to efficient shot.

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The letter comes as numerous market groups, consisting of in the food production, farming, durable goods and trucking industry, are asking authorities to prioritize their employees for early vaccine circulation.

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Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to designate its ride-hail and shipment chauffeurs as non-health necessary workers entitled to early COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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