Coronavirus Spying on coronavirus: A little-known U. A medical staff member checks medicine used on a patient infected by the coronavirus at Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Tuesday, March 10, The warning was first reported by Newsweek. The NCMI is the intelligence community's eyes and ears when it comes to global disease outbreaks. Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak The Trump administration declined a request to tour the facility and interview its leaders. Former officials and outside experts say the NCMI calls upon all sources of intelligence — from communications intercepts to satellite imagery to human source reporting — to seek answers that elude public health authorities, including whether foreign governments are lying about the extent and nature of the disease in their countries. It also combs open sources, such as social media. The NCMI employs a multidisciplinary team of virologists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, medical doctors, veterinarians and other experts with extensive operational medical experience from the military services, Kaufman added.
Be grateful you, everybody, for -- designed for being here and thank you for those who are arrange the phone this morning. At the same time as we promised about two weeks ago, that we would be giving you regular updates arrange our COVID response and -- and vaccine distribution plans, that's what we're here to accomplish today. As many of you know, the Department of Defense has long been planning a phased, standardized, and coordinated approach for prioritizing, distributing and administering COVID vaccines to protect our people, maintain readiness, and aid the national COVID response. We're going to cover five aspect pieces of information that are of importance to the break down and the public -- the size of the initial DOD allocation, the prioritization schema designed for the populations who receive the vaccine first, our priority arrange phases for the distribution, the locations of the initial vaccine distributions and the general allocations, and the timeline for early distribution and next phases of the distribution and vaccinations.
Brady Press Briefing Room P. EST MS. All right. Good day. We have our National Collateral Advisor, Jake Sullivan, joining us for the briefing, who bidding give a brief opening after that then take some questions.