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Op-Ed: Requiring vaccination proof isn't the problem. Making sure it's reliable can be

Op-Ed: Requiring vaccination proof isn't the problem. Making sure it's reliable can be

IndyStar, September 22, 2021

Once the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were given FDA Emergency Use Authorization in December, the first priority was to create a national vaccine supply chain to get vaccines into the arms of health care workers and at-risk populations.  As the supply of vaccines increased, the footprint of eligible recipients grew.  By April, anyone over age 16 could get vaccinated at no cost at numerous facilities like their local pharmacy. 

Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for C...

Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas

The Conversation, September 21, 2021

Perhaps you’re snacking on a banana, sipping some coffee or sitting in front of your computer and taking a break from work to read this article. Most likely, those goods – as well as your smartphone, refrigerator and virtually every other object in your home – once were loaded onto a large container in another country and traveled thousands of miles via ships crossing the ocean before ultimately arriving at your doorstep.

Global supply chain issues will impact the holiday shopping season

Global supply chain issues will impact the holiday shopping season

Tech Republic, September 21, 2021

If you thought last year's supply chain woes during the pandemic have been resolved, think again: Analysts and industry experts say suppliers and retailers are already dealing with delayed cargo and skyrocketing freight prices, which will cause headaches during the holiday season.

No free lunch for an individual's freedom to choose

No free lunch for an individual's freedom to choose

The Hill, September 20, 2021

Many who resist COVID-19 vaccination insist they have a say over what goes into their bodies. An individual’s freedom to choose is the foundation for their position. Yet, there are times when such freedom to choose takes a back seat to what is required to protect our nation’s freedoms for all to live safely and securely. This provides one basis for President Biden’s blanket vaccination mandates for millions of Americans.  

The Ongoing War Against Innovation In the Railroad Industry

The Ongoing War Against Innovation In the Railroad Industry

Real Clear Markets, September 17, 2021

The Biden Administration’s recent executive order designed to boost competition across the economy has served to highlight the fact that this administration and Congress do not appear to be fans of freight rail. In the last six months they have tried to roll back innovations designed to improve productivity, re-regulate prices, and scuttle even minor acquisitions.

Students Face Quarantines As School Districts Grapple With Masking

Students Face Quarantines As School Districts Grapple With Masking

WVXU, September 14, 2021

There is no statewide mask mandate for schools in Ohio and that has left a piecemeal approach to masking among districts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The school year has started off with many districts implementing quarantines and shutdowns as cases are detected within schools.

As Vaccine Incentives Flounder, Messaging Revamp Called Critical

As Vaccine Incentives Flounder, Messaging Revamp Called Critical

Bloomberg Law, September 13, 2021

A Biden administration push for states to pay low-income residents to get the Covid-19 shot is clashing with research findings that certain financial incentives are largely ineffective—leaving government officials on the line for new ways to bolster vaccination numbers.

Vaccine resistant people are easy targets to exploit

Vaccine resistant people are easy targets to exploit

The Hill, September 13, 2021

It has become abundantly clear that there is no benefit in getting sick with COVID-19. Avoiding becoming infected should be everyone’s goal. It is an infectious disease with unpredictable outcomes, ranging across the health spectrum from benign asymptomatic, to mild cold-like symptoms, to severe flu-like symptoms, to intubation in an intensive care unit (ICU) or death.    

Georgia University Chancellor Won’t Mandate Masks on Campuses

Georgia University Chancellor Won’t Mandate Masks on Campuses

Flagpole Magazine, September 13, 2021

At two Atlanta meetings Thursday morning, two groups of education leaders outlined opposing visions for the COVID-19 safety measures students and employees should be subject to at Georgia’s colleges and universities.

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

Nasdaq, September 12, 2021

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space this week, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocketship as part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history as the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.