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Amazon gives priority to shipping medical supplies and everyday staples

AFP/Yahoo News 03/17/2020

Amazon.com is putting shipments of non-essential items on hold as it tries to meet the demand for medical supplies and household staples in high demand with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. “Getting a priority item to your doorstep is vital as communities practice social-distancing, particularly for the elderly and others with underlying health issues,” wrote Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, in a blog post.

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