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The 4 Ps of the Supply Chain Crisis

The 4 Ps of the Supply Chain Crisis

Procurement Foundry, January 27, 2022

It’s no secret that the procurement industry has found itself in a bind of late—thanks (or no thanks) to supply chain disruptions and a pandemic-induced spike in worldwide demand. As production struggles to pick up the pace that has suffered due to countless shutdowns, many are left to wonder: How did we arrive at the current supply chain crisis?

Op-Ed: What can be riskier than a COVID vaccine? Aspirin, for starters.

Op-Ed: What can be riskier than a COVID vaccine? Aspirin, for starters.

IndyStar, January 24, 2022

Some of the 33 million adults in the nation who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 may believe that the vaccines are risky. Medical systems around the country have debunked myths about their risk. Whether vaccine resistance is attributed to the speed at which the vaccines were developed, reported vaccine side effects, or breakthrough infections, those who remain on the vaccine sidelines are exposing themselves to much higher risk with the virus than the vaccine itself may pose.  

TSA worker omicron data can help gauge pandemic's severity

TSA worker omicron data can help gauge pandemic's severity

Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2022

The daily number of COVID-19 cases reported in the nation has surged over the past two weeks, now surpassing 1 million, with 95% of them from the omicron variant. At such a rate, every week, over 2% of the entire population becomes infected. 

National blood crisis demands Americans rise to the challenge

National blood crisis demands Americans rise to the challenge

News-Register, January 21, 2022

For Americans, COVID's global supply chain disruption had remained more abstraction or inconvenience than potentially life-threatening reality. But that all changed when blood, platelets and plasma were added to the roster of critically short commodities, thanks to COVID's rampaging Omicron variant.

Is the Voting Rights Act facilitating gerrymandering?

Is the Voting Rights Act facilitating gerrymandering?

The Hill, January 17, 2022

The Voting Rights Act is a key piece of legislation meant to ensure that underrepresented groups gain representation in Congress. In 2015, there were 122 majority-minority congressional districts, ensuring that minorities have a voice in our political process. However, partisan redistricting commissions can use the creation of majority-minority districts to facilitate gerrymandering. As such, what is gained by the act in minority representation may also lead to a weakening of democracy for all. Moreover, both parties are guilty of such exploitation for seats in the House of Representatives.