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Potential of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Potential of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Our Community Now, October 19, 2021

There was not any vote taken about mixing and matching,” said N.C. State/public health scientist Dr. Julie Swann. The official guidance is to get the same vaccine for your COVID vaccine booster dose as you did previously.

New Data-Driven Approaches Would Improve How FDA Monitors Safety of Approved Drugs

New Data-Driven Approaches Would Improve How FDA Monitors Safety of Approved Drugs

ACRP, October 18, 2021

New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could enhance public safety by employing new data-driven approaches to identify adverse effects of drugs faster and more reliably, which would improve the regulatory decision-making and oversight processes. This approach would substantially contrast with the current FDA approaches for monitoring drug safety, which suffers major drawbacks (e.g., they are based on voluntary reports that can result in inaccurate or untimely decisions).

“Moneyball” for the Wildland Fire System

“Moneyball” for the Wildland Fire System

Domestic Preparedness Journal, October 13, 2021

The wildfire management community has made great strides incorporating new decision support tools into how it plans for and responds to wildfire incidents. Despite improvements in risk assessment and management at the incident scale, increasing fire activity and critical resource shortages reveal a system under strain in need of strategies that more efficiently allocate scarce resources across incidents while promoting the well-being of the firefighting workforce upon which the system relies. A scaled-up infusion of data-driven analysis and decision-making could enhance the performance of the entire wildfire management system.

Backed Up Los Angeles Port Links Damaged Supply Chain

Backed Up Los Angeles Port Links Damaged Supply Chain

VOA, October 13, 2021

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a plan to clear the backlog of container ships off the coast of Southern California by launching 24-hour operations at the port of Los Angeles. Mike O’Sullivan reports.

Southwire instrumental in 'Drawdown Georgia' launch

Southwire instrumental in 'Drawdown Georgia' launch

Times-Georgian, October 11, 2021

ATLANTA — The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (“Center”) at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is launching on October 21, 2021 the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact (“Compact”), an inclusive and collaborative initiative focused on galvanizing climate action in Georgia. Anthem, Better Earth, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Eversheds Sutherland, Goodr, Google, Interface, Norfolk Southern, Southwire, TKE, UPS, and YKK are founding members of the Compact.