Supply, Demand and Other Logistical Challenges During the Cal OES Covid19 Pandemic Response

December 16th, 2020

GRADY JOSEPH

In this episode (#81) we talk with Grady Joseph, Cal OES Assistant Director for the Covid19 Logistics Task Force. Learn about the complexity inherent in the logistical response to this pandemic in California. He talks about the early challenges of PPE procurement, scams, price gouging, vaccines and their distribution, the task forces created, California Medical Stations, alternate care facilities, supply chain breakdown and building hospital system capacity.

Grady Joseph is the Assistant Director of Recovery Operations at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. In this capacity, he oversees the State’s implementation of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, California Disaster Assistance Act funding, Statewide Debris Operations, and serves as the executive sponsor for technology modernization of the Recovery Directorate. Prior to Cal OES, he served in key advisory and Recovery leadership roles in the private sector as well as at FEMA Headquarters and Region IX, with a primary focus on process improvement and technology modernization.

 

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Covid19.ca.gov

Fact Sheet: Explaining Operation Warp Speed

UC Davis Health is prepared to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The first shots: Frontline health care workers receive historic COVID-19 vaccine

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Covid19 First Vaccinations Reel

COVID 19 MEDICAL SURGE B ROLL RAW 1

 

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