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On Thursday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a letter to all 50 U.S. governors asking them to prioritize the company’s rideshare and delivery drivers when it comes to vaccine distribution.
“I’m asking governors in all 50 states + DC to prioritize drivers & delivery people for early vaccine access,” Khosrowshahi tweeted on Thursday. “These frontline workers should get the vaccine before people like me.”
According to a report from Reuters, Uber also sent the letter to President-elect Joe Biden.
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“Over the last nine months, these workers have been a lifeline to their communities,” Khosrowshahi wrote in the letter, per Reuters. “They have transported healthcare workers to hospitals, delivered food to people socially distancing at home, and helped local restaurants stay in business.”
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Because of this essential work, Khosrowshahi said the company’s drivers should be given the vaccine right after healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, Reuters reported.
Uber did not immediately respond to FOX Business’s request for comment.