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Need a COVID-19 test in Maryland? First you need to find one.

Need a COVID-19 test in Maryland? First you need to find one.

The Baltimore Sun, October 9, 2021

When Sheila Mahoney got a text alert that she may have been exposed to the coronavirus, the Baltimore resident spent an hour on the state’s online testing locator and then directly on pharmacy websites, finding one next-day appointment — in Virginia.

There’s still a paper shortage. You know what that means.

There’s still a paper shortage. You know what that means.

Marketplace, October 4, 2021

You might be tired of hearing about toilet paper in this pandemic. But when we’re talking about the paper supply overall, there’s no getting around it. Virtually all paper products — from wedding invitations to cereal boxes — are in short supply as mills struggle to keep up with demand and shipping bottlenecks cause delays and problems for consumers and businesses.

U.S. Fishermen Are Making Their Last Stand Against Offshore Wind

U.S. Fishermen Are Making Their Last Stand Against Offshore Wind

TIME Magazine, September 30, 2021

A few hundred yards south of the fishing boat docks at the Port of New Bedford in southeastern Massachusetts, workers will soon start offloading gigantic turbine components onto a wide expanse of gravel. Local trawlers and lobster boats will find themselves sharing their waterways with huge vessels hefting cranes and massive hydraulic jacks. And on an approximately 100-square mile patch of open sea that fishermen once traversed with ease, 62 of the world’s largest wind turbines will rise one by one over the ocean waves.

CDC needs to give us better data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections: Sheldon H. Jacobson

CDC needs to give us better data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections: Sheldon H. Jacobson

Cleveland.com, September 28, 2021

URBANA, Illinois -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides weekly reports on breakthrough infections leading to hospitalizations and deaths. However, similar data on infections amongst previously infected people are needed to assess the road to the virus becoming endemic -- present in the population but manageable due to widespread immunity.

COVID-19 vaccine data show low risk from third shot as cases decline

COVID-19 vaccine data show low risk from third shot as cases decline

Roll Call, September 28, 2021

The Biden administration’s COVID-19 booster shot campaign is off to a promising start, with about 1 million Americans signed up to receive a third Pfizer dose at pharmacies in the coming weeks, and adverse reactions to booster shots are rare, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released Tuesday.

The great container shortage

The great container shortage

ABC, September 27, 2021

Standardising shipping containers in the 1950’s made global trade possible but what happens to supply chains when there’s a shortage of these big metal boxes

Lessons learned from hurricane recovery can improve supply chains

Lessons learned from hurricane recovery can improve supply chains

The Hill, September 27, 2021

We are in the middle of hurricane season. Every time one rolls through the Gulf Coast or Florida on its way up through the Atlantic Seaboard and the Northeast, as was recently seen with Ida, only after the winds and rain stop does the real clean-up work begin. The same observation can be made about our nation’s deeply troubled supply chain.   

Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?

Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?

Bloomberg, September 27, 2021

Romaine Bostick, Taylor Riggs & Sonali Basak bring the news and analysis you may have missed after the closing bell on Wall Street. Today's show tackles the supply chain woes Guests Today: Christopher Tang of the UCLA Anderson School, Craig Fuller of FreightWaves (Source: Bloomberg)

Ranked choice, multimember districts could ‘handicap’ gerrymandering

Ranked choice, multimember districts could ‘handicap’ gerrymandering

Sciencenewsnet.in, September 23, 2021

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from Cornell University lays out in detail why ranked-choice voting (RCV), combined with multi-member legislative districts, promotes fair representation and severely limits the gerrymanderers’ ability to draw themselves into the Election Day winner’s circle.