COVID-19 Supply Council
The Canadian COVID-19 Supply Council (CCSC) is an effort of the Government of Canada to advise it "on the procurement of critical goods and services required as part of Canada’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic." Minister of Supply and Services Anita Anand announced on 4 May 2020 an effort to supervise "existing supply chains for items like masks, gloves and disinfectants, ...[and to] improve sourcing, production, shipping and distribution strategies for those goods." Anand announced an all-star cast of 17 councillors, including Perrin Beatty, head of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and other chiefs of industry groups and charitable organizations.
- "Members of the COVID-19 Supply Council". Government of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada. 2020-05-03.
- "Ottawa establishes COVID-19 supply council as rapid testing efforts hit a snag". CBC. 3 May 2020.
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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).