America is following… The government entrusted to the general’Vaccine transport’ is struggling with the name of the operation

The government will soon announce plans to transport a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) vaccine reminiscent of a military operation. Within the government ‘Operation name’ is under reviewThe story comes out. However, there are criticisms that it is focusing on publicity because no elaborate plan has been made for who and how the vaccine is delivered.

“When it reaches the scale of 40 people, it will be launched next week”
“Through the’operation name’ within the government”
Unlike the US military, there is no’cold chain’ equipment
I can’t confirm the contract with the logistics company

The government said it would start vaccinating against Corona 19 from next month. Prior to this, the vaccine transport headquarters will be launched soon. The photo shows a nurse preparing for Pfizer-Bio&Tech‘s COVID-19 vaccination at a hospital in Mexico on the 13th (local time). [AP=연합뉴스]

According to multiple government sources on the 14th As early as next week, the military-led’vaccine transport headquarters’ was launched.I am going to make it. These sources said, “I know that we will announce a specific plan by the 17th at the latest.” “In the draft, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the military, 40 peopleIt will be organized by the government.” As the government previously announced that it will start vaccination against Corona 19 from next month, it is intended to establish a related system.

Prior to this, the recent’Corona 19 Vaccination Response Promotion Team’ Deputy Chief of Staff Park Joo-gyeong, formerly the Army Logistics Commander, was appointed as Vaccine Transportation HeadquartersIt was announced that the naval forces would come to the fore. However, Park, who was appointed as Deputy General Manager last month, will be It is a plan to serve as the head of the headquarters temporarily.

President Moon Jae-in is taking a commemorative photo with Army Logistics Commander Park Joo-gyeong at the ceremony for conferencing the figure of three junggum for the junior commander held at the Blue House Guest House on June 2 last year.  Lieutenant General Park was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Army in December last year, six months later.  It is said that Lieutenant General Park, a military expert, will serve as the head of the vaccine transport headquarters in the future. [연합뉴스]

President Moon Jae-in is taking a commemorative photo with Army Logistics Commander Park Joo-gyeong at the ceremony for conferencing the figure of three junggum for the junior commander held at the Blue House Guest House on June 2 last year. Lieutenant General Park was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Army in December last year, six months later. It is said that Lieutenant General Park, a military expert, will serve as the head of the vaccine transport headquarters in the future. [연합뉴스]

This is Donald Trump’s US administration’s COVID-19 vaccine development and dissemination project. Active 4-star general (Gustav Furna), commander of the U.S. Army Logistics at the command tower of’Operation Warp Speed’It is similar to sitting. For this reason, it has been observed that the Korean military will be in charge of transporting the Corona 19 vaccine directly like the US military.

In this regard, the vaccine transport plan to be announced by the government ‘Control (管制)’Sources said that the content is included. One source explained that “the military will be in charge of providing overall control of vaccine shipments and assisting in safe and rapid delivery of vaccines.” This means that the military will monitor the vaccine transport process in real time, and some will be escorted to respond to accidental situations such as theft.

On September 18 last year (local time), U.S. President Donald Trump is giving a briefing with Captain Gustav Ferna, who leads the vaccine development and dissemination project'Operation Warp Speed' at the White House.  Captain Ferna is a former U.S. Army military commander. [AFP=연합뉴스]

On September 18 last year (local time), U.S. President Donald Trump is giving a briefing with Captain Gustav Ferna, who leads the vaccine development and dissemination project’Operation Warp Speed’ at the White House. Captain Ferna is a former U.S. Army military commander. [AFP=연합뉴스]

However, this does not mean that the military is responsible for all of the actual vaccine transport. In order to prevent any corona 19 vaccine from deterioration during distribution, ‘Cold chain’I need to have There are no special refrigerated vehicles in the military.

In the case of Pfizer-Bio&Tec vaccine, which has 10 million people, transport conditions are very demanding, such as having to maintain -70 degrees below the average winter temperature in Antarctica. A senior military official who wanted to remain anonymous said, “We inoculate tetanus and hantavirus vaccines at military hospitals, but these vaccines are also shipped by specialized companies.”The US military has the ability to transport vaccines (cold chain) and the US mainland is a continent, so the military needs to be involved, but it is questionable whether Korea is also the case.”Said. In this regard, it is said that a contract with a private logistics company that will actually start shipping vaccines has not yet been completed.

For this reason, it is pointed out from inside and outside the military, “Isn’t the government considering the public relations effect to create a military-led form?” In this regard, one source “I know that the government is struggling to attach a’operation name’ like the United States.”And conveyed the atmosphere.

On the 8th (local time), the German federal police are supporting Pfizer-Bio&Tech's delivery of the Corona 19 vaccine. [AFP=연합뉴스]

On the 8th (local time), the German federal police are supporting Pfizer-Bio&Tech‘s delivery of the Corona 19 vaccine. [AFP=연합뉴스]

Military authorities are officially cautious about the vaccine transport plan. Defense Ministry spokesman Bu Seung-chan said at a regular briefing on the 14th that “the vaccine vaccination and transport plan will be decided through consultations with relevant ministries,” and “there is no decision yet.”

At a press conference on the 4th, Chung Eun-kyung, head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, “We will prepare a specific vaccination plan in January and announce it after consultation with related ministries.”

Reporters Kim Sang-jin and Park Yong-han [email protected]


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