A Clunky, Reusable Mask May Be the Answer to N95 Waste

Experts say the U.S. government has unintentionally encouraged a dependency on imported masks by failing to promote elastomeric respirators, a reusable mask that is domestically produced.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #masks, #national-institute-for-occupational-safety-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Will There Be Enough Monkeypox Vaccine?

A factory making Jynneos, the safest vaccine, has been closed since August, threatening global supplies as the virus spreads.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #factories-and-manufacturing, #monkeypox, #shortages, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

N.Y.C. Pools Open Amid a Swim Lesson Shortage, Raising Safety Fears

The city has canceled free swim lessons and private swim programs are feeling the squeeze from a lack of lifeguards. One expert said: “Some of those kids are going to drown.”

#black-people, #drownings, #garrido-henry, #hochul-kathleen-c, #lifeguards, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #shortages, #summer-season, #swimming, #usa-swimming, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

Global Food Crisis Tests Western Resolve to Retain Russia Sanctions

With a food shortage threatening to create widespread famine, Western countries face a tough choice as sanctions exacerbate the problem.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #food-insecurity, #humanitarian-aid, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #wheat

Fed Confronts a ‘New World’ of Inflation

Central banks had a longstanding playbook for how inflation worked. In the postpandemic era, all bets are off.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

On Inflation and the Food Crisis, the World Can Work Together or Fall Apart

No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.

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States Address Child Care Shortages After Federal Efforts Stalled

Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #families-and-family-life, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #shortages, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #texas

Meet the Peecyclers. Their Idea to Help Farmers Is No. 1.

A shortage of chemical fertilizer, worsened by the war in Ukraine, has growers desperate. It just so happens that human urine has the very nutrients that crops need.

#agriculture-and-farming, #fertilizer, #niger, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #rich-earth-institute, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #united-states, #urine, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Is There a Tampon Shortage? What You Need to Know

Supply chain issues have hit tampons, and inflation has driven up prices. Here’s why there’s a shortage — and what you can do if you run out.

#inflation-economics, #menstruation, #shortages, #supply-chain

Shortage of Artillery Ammo Saps Ukrainian Frontline Morale

Shells for Soviet-era weapons are running short, and powerful Western weapons are not arriving fast enough to make up the difference, giving Russia a big advantage in artillery.

#defense-and-military-forces, #donbas-ukraine, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine

Biden to Visit Port of Los Angeles, Casting Inflation as a Global Problem

The visit to the nation’s busiest entry point for goods comes as President Biden struggles to show progress on resolving supply chain issues that are fueling inflation across the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #freight-cargo, #inflation-economics, #los-angeles-calif, #port-of-los-angeles-calif, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Export Bans on Malaysian Chicken and Indian Wheat Prompt Fears

Restricted so far in the name of domestic food security: Indian wheat, Malaysian chicken and Indonesian cooking oil. Experts warn of unwanted consequences.

#agriculture-and-farming, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #food, #food-insecurity, #indonesia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #malaysia, #protectionism-trade, #shortages, #singapore, #supply-chain

German Brewers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Beer Bottle Shortage

A nation of beer lovers is facing a shortage of bottles, partly because of the war in Ukraine. Breweries are looking to drinkers for a rescue.

#beer, #germany, #glass, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine

How Bad Is the Global Food Crisis Going to Get?

The world could experience the once-unthinkable: a true shortfall of food.

#food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For Truck Drivers Across the U.S., Major Change Is Approaching Fast

As truck drivers are forced to adapt to increasing difficulties on the road, the support system that serves them is at risk of disappearing.

#careers-and-professions, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #supply-chain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Is ‘Greedflation’ Rewriting Economics, or Do Old Rules Still Apply?

Economists and politicians are debating whether monopolistic companies are fueling inflation in ways that confound longstanding theory.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #stimulus-economic, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

Amid Baby Formula Shortage, N.Y. Moms Are Donating Breast Milk

New York mothers with an excess supply of breast milk are donating to milk banks, as well as through informal channels, to help parents struggling to feed their babies amid the crisis.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #breastfeeding, #infant-formulas, #premature-babies, #queens-nyc, #shortages, #similac

There Is Way More Biden Can Do to Lower Prices

No one wants to hear politicians bicker about inflation’s cause. They want to hear about how we can fix it.

#agriculture-department, #california, #house-of-representatives, #infant-formulas, #inflation-economics, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Will Airlift Baby Formula From Abroad as Shortages Grow Worse

The White House is facing new questions about whether it acted quickly enough after the leading baby formula plant shut down in February.

#abbott-laboratories, #airlifts, #baby-foods, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Really Caused the Baby Formula Shortage

The recent shutdown of one of the largest production plants in the United States has sent families scrambling to find essential food for their children.

#abbott-laboratories, #audio-negative-sad, #audio-neutral-informative, #bacteria, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #shortages

Imaging Contrast Dye Shortage Delays Tests for Diseases

Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.

#cancer, #computerized-axial-tomography-cat-scans, #contrast-imaging, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ct-scan, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ge-healthcare, #hospitals, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #supply-chain, #tests-medical, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states

F.D.A. Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant

Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.

#abbott-laboratories, #baby-foods, #bacteria, #califf-robert-m, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #michigan, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-politics-and-government

Baby Formula Shortage Reveals Gaps in Regulation and Reporting

The government has ordered more safeguards at an Abbott Nutrition plant. But the lack of reporting requirements and limited testing make it hard to monitor the deadly bacterium that led to a recall.

#abbott-laboratories, #bacteria, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #infant-formulas, #product-tests, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shortages, #sturgis-mich

U.S. Military Airlifts Baby Formula From Europe

A shipment that arrived on Sunday was the first of two intended to address shortages in the United States. Another shipment is set to arrive this week, the White House said.

#agriculture-department, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #shortages, #vilsack-tom

Baby Formula Shortage Has an Aggravating Factor: Few Producers

With just a handful of companies making U.S. infant formula, a shutdown of Abbott’s plant had outsized impact on the supply.

#abbott-laboratories, #bobbie-baby-inc, #califf-robert-m, #davis-david-e, #discount-selling, #food-and-drug-administration, #gerber-products-co, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #infant-formulas, #international-trade-and-world-market, #modi-laura, #perrigo-company, #reckitt-benckiser, #shortages

White House Struggles to Explain Baby Formula Production Plan

A day after invoking the Defense Production Act to help alleviate a nationwide shortage, administration officials had few answers for how the law would lead to more supply.

#abbott-laboratories, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-production-act, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government

Russia’s Economic Outlook Grows ‘Especially Gloomy’ as Prices Soar

The government has brought stability for now through extreme measures, but forecasters are expecting continued severe inflation and a deep downturn.

#central-bank-of-russia, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #ruble-currency, #russia, #shortages, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Invokes Defense Powers in a Bid to Ease Formula Shortage

The president invoked the Defense Production Act to boost supply and directed federal agencies to use Defense Department planes to speed shipments of formula from overseas.

#abbott-laboratories, #food-aid, #food-and-drug-administration, #house-of-representatives, #infant-formulas, #law-and-legislation, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government

You Shouldn’t Need a Doctor’s Note to Switch Formula Brands

The formula shortage is temporary. Changes to WIC should be permanent.

#abbott-laboratories, #agriculture-department, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-production-act, #food-insecurity, #infant-formulas, #internal-sub-only-nl, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shortages

Economic Headwinds Mount as Leaders Weigh Costs of Confronting Russia

Top economic officials are gathering this week to discuss how to keep pressure on Vladimir V. Putin without sinking their economies.

#africa, #bonn-germany, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #food, #group-of-seven, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages

House Democrats Release $28 Million Aid Bill to Address Formula Shortage

The money is intended to help the Food and Drug Administration increase its staff and prepare for future shortages of infant formula.

#delauro-rosa-l, #food-and-drug-administration, #house-of-representatives, #infant-formulas, #law-and-legislation, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Biden Could Alleviate the Baby Formula Shortage

Why is the wealthiest country in the world struggling to provide basic nutrition to so many children?

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F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula to Try to Ease Shortage

The company said if the agency approved reopening the plant, production could resume and store shelves would be restocked within several weeks.

#abbott-laboratories, #children-and-childhood, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #infant-formulas, #international-trade-and-world-market, #parenting, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shortages, #supply-chain, #your-feed-healthcare

Why Breastfeeding Isn’t the Answer to the Formula Shortage

The current crisis has exacerbated an already emotionally charged health care issue in the U.S.

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #infant-formulas, #milk, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #shortages

As Sri Lanka Plunges Into Ruin, the Rajapaksa Family Is on the Run

Once empowered by triumphant ethnic nationalism after a brutal civil war, the Rajapaksa dynasty has been undone by what its own allies call incompetence and denial.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #nepotism, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #shortages, #sinhalese-ethnic-group, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

Babies Need Nutrition. Don’t Play Politics With the Formula Shortage.

Food-insecure families already know how this feels.

#breastfeeding, #food-insecurity, #infant-formulas, #internal-sub-only-nl, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shortages, #similac, #supply-chain, #ukraine

Under Pressure to Act, White House Says It’ll Address Formula Shortage

Senior officials announced minor steps the administration would take to try to increase the supply of formula, even as they conceded that Americans might not see quick relief.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #gerber-products-co, #infant-formulas, #shortages, #target-corporation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Meatpackers Misled Public and Influenced Trump Administration During Covid, Report Says

A congressional report claimed that meatpacking companies issued “baseless” warnings about food shortages and influenced government decisions to keep plants open early in the pandemic.

#clyburn-james-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pence-mike, #perdue-sonny, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Food prices rose again in April, with increases in the cost of eggs, cereal and other products.

#consumer-price-index, #food, #food-insecurity, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages

A Baby Formula Shortage Leaves Desperate Parents Searching for Food

Some parents are driving hours at a time in search of supplies. Others are watering down formula or rationing it, hoping for an end to the shortage.

#abbott-laboratories, #breastfeeding, #diet-and-nutrition, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #san-antonio-tex, #shortages

A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Is Getting Worse

After Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of its popular baby formulas, retailers have limited purchases, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions.

#abbott-laboratories, #baby-foods, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #infant-formulas, #parenting, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages

Sunflower Oil ‘Vanishes’ as Ukraine War Grinds On

Several British supermarkets have joined other chains around the world in asking shoppers to limit their cooking oil purchases, as supplies dwindle and prices rise.

#europe, #food-standards-agency, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #norway, #oils-and-fats, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tesco-corp, #ukraine, #waitrose-ltd, #world-trade-organization

Amazon Revenue Slows, and Costs Rise

Amazon benefited from the coronavirus pandemic as people flocked to online shopping. Now, shoppers’ behavior has shifted.

#amazon-com-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-behavior, #e-commerce, #jassy-andrew-r, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages

The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit

Airlines are struggling to find enough pilots and to diversify a profession that has been very resistant to change.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #pilots, #race-and-ethnicity, #shortages, #skywest-inc, #united-airlines, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vocational-training, #women-and-girls

Bad Behavior Drove a Referee Shortage. Covid Made It Worse.

For years, unruly parents have turned youth sporting events into a toxic environment. The cancellation of games and entire seasons over the last two years hastened an exodus of referees.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #officiating-sports, #public-schools-athletic-league, #shortages

Tesla’s Profits Jumped in the First Quarter but Challenges Loom

The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Supply Chain Hurdles Will Outlast Covid Pandemic, White House Says

The administration’s economic advisers see climate change and other factors complicating global trade patterns for years to come.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

The fear in China is that the strict coronavirus policy has become another Mao-style political campaign with devastating effects.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #mao-zedong, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #tests-medical, #xi-jinping

Few Cars, Lots of Customers: Why Autos Are an Inflation Risk

Economists are betting that supply chains for all kinds of goods will heal, shortages will ease and price gains will slow. Cars are a wild card in those forecasts.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #used-cars

How the War in Ukraine is Creating a Global Food Crisis

Russia’s invasion has severely disrupted how the world feeds itself.

#audio-neutral-informative, #food, #food-insecurity, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts