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.
A factory making Jynneos, the safest vaccine, has been closed since August, threatening global supplies as the virus spreads.
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.”
With a food shortage threatening to create widespread famine, Western countries face a tough choice as sanctions exacerbate the problem.
Central banks had a longstanding playbook for how inflation worked. In the postpandemic era, all bets are off.
No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restricted so far in the name of domestic food security: Indian wheat, Malaysian chicken and Indonesian cooking oil. Experts warn of unwanted consequences.
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.
The world could experience the once-unthinkable: a true shortfall of food.
As truck drivers are forced to adapt to increasing difficulties on the road, the support system that serves them is at risk of disappearing.
Economists and politicians are debating whether monopolistic companies are fueling inflation in ways that confound longstanding theory.
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.
No one wants to hear politicians bicker about inflation’s cause. They want to hear about how we can fix it.
The White House is facing new questions about whether it acted quickly enough after the leading baby formula plant shut down in February.
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.
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.
Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.
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.
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.
With just a handful of companies making U.S. infant formula, a shutdown of Abbott’s plant had outsized impact on the supply.
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.
The government has brought stability for now through extreme measures, but forecasters are expecting continued severe inflation and a deep downturn.
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.
The formula shortage is temporary. Changes to WIC should be permanent.
Top economic officials are gathering this week to discuss how to keep pressure on Vladimir V. Putin without sinking their economies.
The money is intended to help the Food and Drug Administration increase its staff and prepare for future shortages of infant formula.
Why is the wealthiest country in the world struggling to provide basic nutrition to so many children?
The company said if the agency approved reopening the plant, production could resume and store shelves would be restocked within several weeks.
The current crisis has exacerbated an already emotionally charged health care issue in the U.S.
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.
Food-insecure families already know how this feels.
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.
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.
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.
After Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of its popular baby formulas, retailers have limited purchases, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions.
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.
Amazon benefited from the coronavirus pandemic as people flocked to online shopping. Now, shoppers’ behavior has shifted.
Airlines are struggling to find enough pilots and to diversify a profession that has been very resistant to change.
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.
The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.
The administration’s economic advisers see climate change and other factors complicating global trade patterns for years to come.
The fear in China is that the strict coronavirus policy has become another Mao-style political campaign with devastating effects.
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.
Russia’s invasion has severely disrupted how the world feeds itself.