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Arizona parents on the hunt for baby formula turn to each other for help

Many Arizonans are scrambling to find formula after a recall by a major manufacturer in February sent supplies tumbling, and many have turned to each other on Facebook to make up for what they see as a lack of government action.... Read more»

After billions of dollars and dozens of wartime declarations, why are vaccines still in short supply?

Manufacturing constraints and raw material output are among the reason that, despite President Joe Biden remarks that the nation is “now on track to have enough supply for 300 million Americans by the end of July,” Pfizer and Moderna will miss their targets of providing at least 100 million doses each by the end of March, let alone 200 million more doses each has promised by July.... Read more»

Why we can’t make vaccine doses any faster

President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then. “It’s not like making shoes,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said. ... Read more»

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

As part of his national strategy to combat the pandemic, President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring mask-wearing and physical distancing in federal buildings, federal lands, public transportation, and by federal employees and contractors. He also issued a broad call for Americans to mask up during the next 100 days. ... Read more»

Trump administration uses wartime law to receive medical supplies before hospitals

The Trump administration quietly invoked the Defense Production Act to force medical suppliers in Texas and Colorado to sell to it first — ahead of states, hospitals or foreign countries.... Read more»