Accident at Covid Hospital in India Kills at Least 22 as Cases Surge

At least 22 people died from loss of oxygen in a hospital accident. Infections hit a daily record. And the government faced criticism for allowing an enormous Hindu festival to continue.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #india, #maharashtra-india, #modi-narendra, #nashik-india, #oxygen, #politics-and-government, #shortages

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Another Unlikely Pandemic Shortage: Boba Tea

The popular drink’s main ingredient, tapioca pearls, could soon be in short supply because of delays in unloading cargo ships from Asia.

#boba-guys-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hayward-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #tea

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Unemployment Is High. Why Are Businesses Struggling to Hire?

Health concerns, expanded jobless benefits and still being needed at home are among the reasons would-be workers might be staying away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #malawi, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shortages, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In 2020, There Was an Epic Collapse of Demand. Now, the Problem Is Supply.

Recent setbacks raise doubt about how quickly businesses can respond to customers who seem intent on spending freely.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #united-states-economy

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Taiwan’s Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #reservoirs, #rice, #shortages, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #water, #weather

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Russia Trumpets Coronavirus Vaccine Exports, While Quietly Importing Doses

Russia has held up the Sputnik vaccine as a triumph of its scientists. But the country’s inoculation program still relies on cross-border trade.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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For Biden, a New Virus Dilemma: How to Handle a Looming Glut of Vaccine

As U.S. manufacturers hit their stride, vaccine scarcity will soon turn to plenty as much of the world goes begging. And vaccine makers need answers now about what to do with the coming surplus.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Suez Canal, Stuck Ship Is a Warning About Excessive Globalization

The shutdown of the vital waterway and its impact on trade underscore the world’s reliance on global supply chains.

#e-commerce, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #suez-canal

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Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #draghi-mario, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #italy, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #draghi-mario, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #italy, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why

While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.

#astrazeneca-plc, #brussels-belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curevac-gmbh, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #sanofi-sa, #shortages, #slaoui-moncef-m, #vaccination-and-immunization, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe, Europe’s Drug Regulator Says

The European Medicines Agency will add a label to the shot, warning doctors to watch for possible rare, abnormal bleeding in the brain. But as the pandemic worsens in Europe, officials are desperate to fully resume its use.

#accidents-and-safety, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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President Biden Takes 1st Tentative Steps to Address Global Covid-19 Vaccine Shortage

Under pressure to play catch-up on “vaccine diplomacy,” President Biden says he will help finance vaccine manufacturing capacity but is still resisting exports of doses.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Takes First Tentative Steps to Address Global Vaccine Shortage

Under pressure to play catch-up on “vaccine diplomacy,” President Biden says he will help finance vaccine manufacturing capacity but is still resisting exports of doses.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The U.S. Is Sitting on Tens of Millions of Vaccine Doses the World Needs

Those tens of millions of doses from AstraZeneca are waiting for trial results, while countries that authorized the vaccine beg to have them.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Rage Spreads in Paraguay as Virus Surges, Exposing Corruption

Paraguay escaped the worst of the pandemic for almost a year, but no longer. For many people, the crisis has made the country’s longstanding problems intolerable.

#abdo-benitez-mario, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #income-inequality, #latin-america, #paraguay, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pandemic Forces F.D.A. to Sharply Curtail Drug Company Inspections

The steep decline in oversight has stalled a number of new drug applications. The agency says it is trying to protect its employees but critics say inspectors should be considered essential workers and do their jobs.

#biocon-biologics, #bristol-myers-squibb-company, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #medicine-and-health, #mylan-inc, #nivagen, #shortages, #spectrum-pharmaceuticals-inc, #your-feed-healthcare

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The World Needs Syringes. He Jumped In to Make 5,900 Per Minute.

Rajiv Nath’s family-run Hindustan Syringes bets it can help meet the pandemic need for billions of barrels and needles.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #family-business, #hindustan-syringesmedical-devices-ltd, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nath-rajiv, #new-delhi-india, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

#california, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jakarta-indonesia, #maersk-line, #north-america, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #southeast-asia, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Without Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia

The pandemic has exposed the shaky labor foundation of the country’s agriculture industry, spurring calls for an immigration overhaul.

#agriculture-and-farming, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages

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America’s Nursing Crisis

Being a nurse was already hard. But in the pandemic, it’s become almost impossible.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Biden Readies Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

The order is intended to start an effort to insulate the American economy from future shortages of critical imported components.

#5g-wireless-communications, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #schumer-charles-e, #shortages, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Texas Winter Storm: What to Know

Power outages and no running water have left Texas and other parts of the South still feeling the effects of a deep freeze that swept the region earlier this week.

#electric-light-and-power, #food-banks-and-pantries, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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With Vaccine Delay, Biden Warns of Uncertain End to Pandemic

On a visit to a vaccine manufacturing plant in Michigan, President Biden said the nation could be “approaching normalcy” by the end of the year, but said new virus variants could slow progress.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kalamazoo-mich, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Texas Hospitals Hard Hit by Covid Struggle Without Power and Water

The state’s power failure has plunged some hospitals into crisis, even as they are still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dialysis, #hospitals, #houston-tex, #houston-methodist-hospital, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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Texas Water Crisis: Frozen Pipes, Cracked Wells and Offline Treatment Plants

Electricity was restored to most Texans who had lost power after a winter storm, but water systems for nearly two-thirds of residents were disrupted, leaving millions without drinkable water.

#power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #taiwan, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Delays Turn Canada’s Vaccination Optimism Into Anxiety

After quickly approving a vaccine and getting an early start to inoculations, Canadians worry as the country falls behind in vaccinations.

#calgary-alberta, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Woman, 90, Walked Six Miles in the Snow for a Vaccine

Frances Goldman had struggled for weeks to book a coronavirus vaccination in Seattle. So when she got a Sunday appointment, she didn’t intend to miss it — even if it meant braving the elements alone.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-frances-h-1930, #seattle-wash, #shortages, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

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New Yorkers Rush to Get Vaccine After Eligibility Expands

The first of four million newly qualified people were vaccinated around the city and state on Monday, but many are still struggling to get an appointment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #levine-mark-d, #new-york-state, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Grape-Nuts Expected to Be Back on Store Shelves Next Month

After an outcry by customers on social media, Post Consumer Brands plans to have the cereal back on store shelves by mid-March.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cereals, #post-consumer-brands-llc, #shortages

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Primary Care Doctors Feel Left Out of Vaccine Rollout

In the rush to immunize people against Covid, federal and state health officials have overlooked the role of doctors, physicians say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #shortages, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Can’t Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can’t Sell.

Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.

#3m-company, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Covid-19 in Mexico: Oxygen Shortage Leaves Many to Die at Home

With hospitals overrun, Mexicans fighting the coronavirus at home face a deadly hurdle: a lack of oxygen tanks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medical-devices, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #oxygen, #shortages

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Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Top E.U. Official Comes Under Fire in Vaccine Wars

Ursula von der Leyen has largely stayed away from the limelight while driving the handling of a crisis and letting subordinates take the blame.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dombrovskis-valdis, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #european-commission, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #kyriakides-stella, #medicine-and-health, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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Why Grape-Nuts Cereal is No Longer Easy to Find

A supply shortage of the venerable, if polarizing, cereal has customers scouring online for boxes, sometimes listed at inflated prices.

#cereals, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grape-nuts, #post-consumer-brands-llc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shortages, #united-states

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Still Looking for a New Gaming Console? Here’s Why

A month after the holiday season, gamers are still contending with scalpers, bots and immense demand as they hunt for elusive devices.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-video-game-system, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.

#africa, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ebola-virus, #epidemics, #great-britain, #immune-system, #india, #israel, #offit-paul-a, #poliomyelitis, #rotary-clubs-international, #shortages, #slaoui-moncef-m, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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New Pandemic Plight: Hospitals Are Running Out of Vaccines

Health officials are frustrated that available doses are going unused while the virus is killing thousands of people each day. Many vaccine appointments have been canceled.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #shortages, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A School District Vowed to Stay Open, Until Its Staffing Ran Out

Nearly 11,000 people were forced to quarantine this fall in a suburban Atlanta district that didn’t mandate masks, but it stayed the course, until a staffing shortage shut the doors.

#cherokee-county-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling

The nation’s schools need thousands of more teachers, full-time and substitute, to keep classrooms open during coronavirus outbreaks.

#clark-county-nev, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #gwinnett-county-ga, #shortages, #teachers-and-school-employees, #washoe-county-nev

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Biden Pledges Federal Vaccine Campaign to Beat a Surging Coronavirus

Facing looming shortages and rising infections, the president-elect promised mobile vaccination sites, National Guard troops and a federal push to increase vaccine production.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-production-act, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

#austria, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #bosch-robert-gmbh, #china, #computer-chips, #continental-ag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mexico, #nxp-semiconductors-nv, #playstation-video-game-system, #renesas-electronics-corp, #semiconductor-manufacturing-international-corporation, #shortages, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

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Biden Should Boost Covid Vaccine Supply With New Manufacturing Plan

Two decades ago, the U.S. launched a program to help supply the world with H.I.V. medication. It should take a similar approach to Covid.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Warning of Shortages, Researchers Look to Stretch Vaccine Supply

The N.I.H. and Moderna are examining whether doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine can be halved to double the supply, while scientists look for other ways to extend availability.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #moderna-inc, #national-institutes-of-health, #pfizer-inc, #research, #shortages

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Why Should China Make Everything?

The United States can bring manufacturing back — which will bring back good jobs and protect national interests.

#5g-wireless-communications, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #medical-devices, #shortages, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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