POLITICO  |  January 23, 2021

“It needs to be transparent, and it needs to be a genuine offer of help and not a quid-pro-quo,” said Lawrence Gostin, a professor at Georgetown University who specializes in public health law. He said he worried that Amazon might use any federal agreement to push its own corporate advantage “because they’re very well known as a company to try to literally dominate the market and force out any competition.”

“To the extent that this is a backdoor to do that using our own government, we should not view that sanguinely, but we should be very concerned,” he said.

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