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Impfung: Amazon „ready to assist“

Amazon sends letter to President Biden, says it is ‚ready to assist‘ with U.S. vaccination efforts – Amazon says it is ready to turn its facilities into COVID-19 vaccination sites and is offering other resources to the U.S. government. – In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Amazon executive Dave Clark said the Seattle tech giant wants to help the Biden administration reach its goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the next 100 days. – Clark, the CEO of the company’s consumer business, said Amazon has an agreement with a licensed third-party occupational healthcare provider to administer COVID-19 vaccines at its facilities. … ‚We are prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available,‘ Clark wrote. ‚Additionally, we are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology, and communications capabilities and expertise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts. Our scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately in the fight against COVID-19, and we stand ready to assist you in this effort.'“


VOA: Biden schasst Pack (USAGM)

„Controversial Trump appointee overseeing VOA resigns at Biden’s request – Michael Pack’s actions during his brief tenure had prompted a rebuke by a federal judge and multiple whistleblower complaints. … Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, said his resignation ws effective at 2 p.m. EST, just two hours after Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States, according to an email sent by Pack to staff. – Pack came under fire from both sides of the aisle in Congress, from press freedom groups and from current and former journalists at Voice of America and other outlets over a spate of decisions that critics said were designed to turn the broadcasters into mouthpieces for the Trump administration.“


„Trump pick to run Voice of America, other U.S. global media accused of carrying out ‚purge‘ – The man appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. global media agency suspended seven senior managers at the organization late Wednesday in a move that a senior House Democrat called a bid to ‚purge‘ government-funded media outlets.“


Whitehouse.gov auf WordPress

Biden White House Sticks with WordPress for Website Relaunch – President Joe Biden took office today and unveiled a new whitehouse.gov that has been relaunched on WordPress. … In keeping with the multilingual and accessibility features implemented on the Biden-Harris transition team website, whitehouse.gov launched with toggles for contrast and font size, along with a Spanish language switcher. The relaunched site also includes an accessibility statement with a commitment from the administration to work towards conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria. … Under the hood, code snoopers noticed an advertisement for the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), the group of technologists who maintain many of the federal government’s public-facing digital services.

WordPress Tavern

„WhiteHouse.gov now has dark mode – The official website of the White House, WhiteHouse.gov, has been completely replaced with a new version for the Biden administration, and it comes with some unexpected accessibility features: a high contrast mode, which serves as a dark mode, and a toggle to make the font size larger. – Both options show up along the left rail as big, easy-to-click or tap buttons, and that’s the way you’ll need to toggle them. Even if your device has a system-wide dark mode, the White House website won’t switch over automatically. That’s because it’s really there to serve as an accessibility feature, meant to help anyone who would have trouble reading or looking at a bright white screen with black text. – With dark mode being very popular among heavy computer users as well, people online were understandably excited to see the change.“

The Verge

Corona: Homeoffice-Verordnung

„Die neue Home-Office-Verordnung: Was Firmen nun genau machen müssen – Arbeitgeber müssen ihren Mitarbeitern Homeoffice künftig erlauben. Das haben Bund und Länder gestern beschlossen. Das Arbeitsministerium arbeitet jetzt daran, wie genau der Beschluss umgesetzt werden soll. Business Insider liegen der Entwurf einer entsprechenden neuen Verordnung vor. – Demnach müssen künftig auch Unternehmen auf den Sieben-Tage-Inzidenzwert achten. Bisher war die Zahl nur für Städte und Landkreise relevant. Die neue Verordnung verpflichtet Betriebe dazu, Schutzmaßnahmen in zwei Stufen zu ergreifen.“

Business Insider

Corona macht Homeoffice für Bildschirmarbeiter zur Regel – Das Bundesarbeitsministerium hat eine Verordnung erlassen, die pandemiebedingt Homeoffice für viele Arbeitnehmer zur Folge haben soll. – Um das Corona-Ansteckungsrisiko am Arbeitsplatz und auf dem Arbeitsweg zu reduzieren, hat das Bundesarbeitsministerium eine Verordnung erlassen, die Homeoffice für alle vorschreibt, die ihre Aufgaben auch zu Hause erfüllen können.“