Amazon Is Really Interested in the Blood of Covid-19 Patients

The company is backing scientific efforts that could make its warehouses safer

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In early February, infectious disease expert Ian Lipkin got a call from Amazon. The Columbia University virologist, who was an adviser on the 2011 outbreak thriller Contagion, was in China to investigate the newly emerging…