Tag Archives: Supplies

Amid mounting shortage, 5 facts about the nation’s stockpile of emergency medical supplies

Healthcare workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 say there aren’t enough supplies for what’s likely to come next as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States.  As case numbers rise, doctors, nurses and others have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #GetMePPE — referring to personal protective equipment,… Read More »

Perspectives: Government Can’t Wait Any Longer To Get Supplies For Hospitals; Who Needs Most Help From Stimulus Packages?

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Boston Globe: Trump Must Act Now To Boost Production Of Medical Supplies Pulling the levers allowed by the Defense Production Act wouldn’t be a magical instant solution to the supply shortage that this administration allowed to fester for months after the coronavirus first popped up.… Read More »

Biogen signs on to manufacture clinical supplies for Vir’s COVID-19 antibodies

Biopharma companies across the globe are scrambling to address the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was declared a pandemic on Wednesday. Now, two of them—Biogen and former CEO George Scangos’ new company, Vir Biotechnology—are teaming up on an antibody development and manufacturing pact. Biogen and Vir have signed a letter of intent and have already started working together. The deal is still subject to final agreements, but due… Read More »

U.S. Avocado Supplies Would Run Out In Less Than A Month If The Mexico Border Closes This Week

Maria Meier / EyeEmGetty Images As President Trump continues his threats to close the border, analysts are looking at how that would impact Americans’ food supply. In a report published today, Reuters cited recent data from the United States Department of Agriculture that says nearly half of all imported vegetables and 40 percent of imported… Read More »