DoD Is Soliciting an RFI for Short Term Solutions to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium

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).

Posted: May 27, 2020 | Source: Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC), 19 March 2020

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