OWS is a partnership among components of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense, engaging with private firms and other federal agencies, and coordinating among existing HHS-wide efforts to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Trump, as well as other senior administration officials, have said the Department of Defense will be involved in distributing vaccines when they are available.
Some of the communications through the state and the state relationships the state public health organizations will be handled through the CDC.
So we believe we’ve actually combined the best of both where the CDC will do where if it has a comparative advantage dealing with the states tracking patients or, you know, those who are vaccinated thereafter whereupon we’re calling upon the resources of the department, the great vast resources of the Department of Defense to help us with all the logistics.
And it involves things like kitting, kitting, K-I-T-T-I-N-G.