Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine

The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.

#bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-contracts, #defense-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #production, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stockpiling, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Pentagon Sends U.S. Arms Stored in Israel to Ukraine

Israeli officials had initially expressed concerns that the move could damage its relations with Russia.

#arms-trade, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #donbas-ukraine, #international-relations, #israel, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Despite Sanctions, Russian Cruise Missiles Were Made Recently

Weapons investigators in Kyiv found that at least one Russian Kh-101 cruise missile used in widespread attacks there on Nov. 23 had been made no earlier than October.

#conflict-armament-research, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #kyiv-ukraine, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #moscow-russia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stockpiling, #ukraine

The Hunt to Arm Ukraine Leads to Difficult Choices for Some Nations

The U.S. and NATO are scouring the world for new sources of old weapons to send to Ukraine. But it risks as much peril for some nations as it does promise for Kyiv.

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U.S. Aims to Turn Taiwan Into Giant Weapons Depot

Officials say Taiwan needs to become a “porcupine” with enough weapons to hold out if the Chinese military blockades and invades it, even if Washington decides to send troops.

#arms-trade, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stockpiling, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Even as Oil Prices Ease, U.S. Keeps Tapping Strategic Reserve

The administration’s move has brought down gasoline prices. Some experts say continued withdrawals could test the nation’s energy security.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-department, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stockpiling, #strategic-petroleum-reserve-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

EU Leaders Say Putin’s Gas Power Is Weakening

In Germany and elsewhere, leaders are growing more confident that months of work to stockpile and line up alternate energy sources may help them blunt Russia’s weaponization of exports.

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‘Frustration and Stress’: State Officials Fault Rollout of Monkeypox Vaccine

Federal officials are not relying on an established system to distribute the vaccine, slowing immunizations and burdening local health departments, critics say.

#government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #monkeypox, #shortages, #states-us, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization

What is Tpoxx? The Monkeypox Treatment Drug That’s Hard to Get

Doctors who want to prescribe tecovirimat, or Tpoxx, must navigate a gantlet of bureaucratic hurdles that experts say could be quickly lifted.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #stockpiling, #your-feed-science

U.S. to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

The doses were withheld pending an F.D.A. review, which has now been completed.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #epidemics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #monkeypox, #preventive-medicine, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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21 Americans Infected With Monkeypox, C.D.C. Reports

As the number of cases outside Africa approaches 800, governments are scrambling for a limited pool of vaccines and treatments with unclear effectiveness.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chimerix-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #great-britain, #monkeypox, #nigeria, #smallpox, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

As Monkeypox Cases Rise, Nations Are Urged to Examine Vaccine Stores

The United States has stockpiled millions of doses of two smallpox vaccines, also effective against monkeypox. But the outbreaks so far are clustered in other countries.

#canary-islands, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #europe, #european-center-for-disease-prevention-and-control, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #spain, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Fears of a Lockdown

Supermarkets stocked up as long lines formed. The Chinese authorities ordered mass testing to contain a rising number of coronavirus cases in an affluent district of the capital.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantines, #stockpiling

It’s Easier to Find Covid Tests — for Now

Once hard to find, at-home test kits are easily available, and you may have more than you need — for now.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugstores, #shortages, #stockpiling, #tests-medical

Warehouse Space Is the Latest Thing Being Hoarded

Logistics firms are finding new options to deal with a scarcity of storage, including building multistory facilities and choosing locations farther from coastal ports.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #prologis-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #stockpiling, #storage, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #warehouses

Toyota Topped G.M. in U.S. Car Sales in 2021

After struggling to produce cars because of a global computer chip shortage, automakers are trying to move quickly to making electric vehicles.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #japan, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockpiling, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

Beneath a Covid Vaccine Debacle, 30 Years of Government Culpability

Washington has rejected plans to revamp vaccine preparedness for decades and repeatedly paid a price. The Biden administration is at a similar crossroads.

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How to Soften the Bullwhip Effect

Overordering has created shortages and pushed up inflation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #shortages, #stockpiling

Supply Chain Problems Have Small Retailers Gambling on Hoarding

Some independent stores ordered in bulk well in advance, and now are hoping they’re able to sell what they have.

#etsy-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #silverman-joshua-g, #small-business, #stockpiling

U.S. to Buy Enough of Pfizer’s Covid Antiviral Pills for 10 Million People

The antiviral drugs have helped inspire hope among senior administration officials that the United States will be able to curb the devastating toll from the Delta variant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #merckcompany-inc, #pfizer-inc, #stockpiling, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Covid Misinformation Created a Run on Animal Medicine

Veterinarians, ranchers and farmers say they are struggling with the effects of the surging demand for ivermectin, a deworming drug.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emerson-dr-karen, #facebook-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #horses, #ivermectin, #livestock, #ranches, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shortages, #social-media, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #veterinary-medicine

Booster Shots for Covid Leave Africa Hanging in Wind

Just 20 percent of people in low- and lower-middle-income countries have received a first Covid-19 vaccine dose — compared to 80 percent in high-and upper-middle income countries.

#africa, #african-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #covax, #disease-rates, #european-union, #immune-system, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #london-school-of-hygiene-and-tropical-medicine, #royal-free-hospital-london-england, #shortages, #stockpiling, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Citing the Delta Variant, Pfizer Will Pursue Booster Shots and a New Vaccine

Scientists were critical of the announcement, pointing to evidence that the current two-dose regimen is powerfully effective against the coronavirus.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #immune-system, #pfizer-inc, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

China Moves to Tame Inflation Before Prices Rise Too Much

Rising costs at its factories could trickle out into the rest of the world economy.

#china, #consumer-behavior, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #renminbi-currency, #stockpiling, #united-states-economy, #us-dollar-currency

Could Spilling Big Pharma’s Secrets Vaccinate the World?

We need more vaccines, fast. Is forcing pharmaceutical companies to share their intellectual property the answer?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization

Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

Just in Time for Pool Season: A Chlorine Shortage

A fire at a chemical plant and a pandemic-driven boom in the construction of backyard pools are the causes of a nationwide shortage of chlorine tablets, experts say. Panic buying could make it worse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stockpiling, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #united-states

U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China

Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can’t compete.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stockpiling, #world-trade-organization

How Biden Can Help Vaccinate the World

Here’s a way for Biden to assert United States leadership to benefit the world and safeguard the American economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #international-monetary-fund, #stockpiling, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

India’s Black Market Preys on Desperate Covid-19 Victims

As the health care system fails, clandestine markets have emerged for drugs, oxygen, hospital beds and funeral services. Fake goods may be putting lives at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #frauds-and-swindling, #funerals-and-memorials, #hospitals, #india, #new-delhi-india, #oxygen, #price-gouging, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #remdesivir-drug, #social-media, #stockpiling, #uttar-pradesh-state-india

U.S. to Send Virus-Ravaged India Materials for Vaccines

The Biden administration, under pressure to help with a surge raging out of control, will also supply therapeutics, test kits, ventilators and protective gear.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #india, #stockpiling, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Developers Flock to Cold Storage as Americans Stock Their Freezers

Companies are seeking to build, buy or invest in the sector, despite construction costs that are roughly triple that of an ordinary warehouse.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #real-estate-commercial, #stockpiling

Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’

An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses.

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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

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

How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

The shortage of lifesaving medical equipment last year was a searing example of the government’s failed coronavirus response. As health workers resorted to wearing trash bags, one Maryland company profited by selling anthrax vaccines to the country’s emergency reserve.

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Coronavirus Vaccines Are Reaching American Arms

Millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine are still sitting in freezers, allocated in excess to nursing homes or stockpiled for later use. Now states are claiming them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #states-us, #stockpiling, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #virginia

India and China Use Covid Vaccines as Diplomacy Tools

India, China, the U.A.E. and others dole out donations in countries where they seek sway. In some cases, they are sending doses despite pressing needs at home.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #india, #serum-institute-of-india, #stockpiling, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-arab-emirates, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Did the U.S. Turn Down Vaccine Doses?

The Trump administration rejected the opportunity to secure a bigger stockpile months ago. How did that happen?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #pfizer-inc, #stockpiling, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

For a Nation on Edge, Antacids Become Hard to Find

Queasy Americans, fighting upset stomachs and worries about the pandemic, have stocked up on prescription and over-the-counter medications, making them scarce in some parts of the country.

#antacid, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #heartburn, #johnsonjohnson, #pepcid, #stockpiling, #tums, #wegmans

The U.S. Has Lots of Ventilators — but Too Few Specialists to Mind Them

A burst of production solved the dire shortage that defined the first wave of the coronavirus. But the surplus may not be enough to prevent large numbers of deaths.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-production-act, #hospitals, #medical-devices, #medicine-and-health, #oxygen, #shortages, #states-us, #stockpiling, #trump-donald-j, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

Inside the Chaotic, Cutthroat Gray Market for N95 Masks

As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #international-trade-and-world-market, #masks, #medical-devices, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program

The president was dissuaded from moving ahead with a strike by advisers who warned that it could escalate into a broader conflict in his last weeks in office.

#defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #iraq, #israel, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-weapons, #pence-mike, #pompeo-mike, #stockpiling, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uranium

You’ll Definitely Want to Keep This Savory Sauce on Hand

Rich with roasted red pepper, it’s excellent alongside a giant couscous cake, or any other pantry meal.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sauces, #stockpiling

Is a Second Wave Starting? New Yorkers Are Steeling Themselves

As the number of virus cases rises, anxious residents are taking precautions and making sure they are prepared this time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockpiling

U.S. and Russia Appear to Edge Toward Extension of Nuclear Treaty

Russia proposed that the two countries make a “political obligation” to freeze their existing arsenals of warheads for one year.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #nuclear-weapons, #presidential-election-of-2020, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #state-department, #stockpiling, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Georgia Businessman Charged With Hoarding Face Masks and Price Gouging

The man, Milton Ayimadu, allegedly hoarded 200,000 face masks and sold them for double what he paid, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

#ayimadu-milton, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #georgia, #masks, #price-gouging, #stockpiling, #trump-donald-j

Flour and Toilet Paper Are Back at N.Y. Supermarkets, but There’s a Catch

Shoppers are accustomed to enjoying an extraordinary variety of choices, but the pandemic has changed that.

#balduccis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dagostino, #gristedes, #meat, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #stockpiling, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Trump Hydroxychloroquine Push Secured Millions of Likely Useless Coronavirus Pills

Before the F.D.A. withdrew its waiver to stockpile the drugs as coronavirus treatments, the Trump administration had embarked on a headlong effort to import tens of millions of doses.

#bright-rick-a, #chloroquine-drug, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #health-and-human-services-department, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #kadlec-robert-p, #navarro-peter, #stockpiling, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government