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Supply, demand, and COVID-19

Business | Toilet paper shortages are temporary, but threats to the global supply chain could have longer-term effects
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 4/08/20, 03:32 pm

A PANDEMIC HAS THROWN the U.S. economy into a tailspin. So far, however, the coronavirus hasn’t stopped Mathew Tubbs. The truck driver from Watertown, Wis., drives 400 miles a day, from a distribution center in Oconomowoc to Target outlets throughout the region, pulling a trailer filled with goods that might include paper products, clothing, or canned goods.

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COVID-19 drug debate continues

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/07/20, 11:38 am

Trump administration officials are split over the use of anti-malarial drugs to treat COVID-19. President Donald Trump and his advisers have promoted anecdotal evidence showing some coronavirus patients improved after taking hydroxychloroquine. But Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, said the data is “at best suggestive.” He insisted more testing is needed before doctors widely prescribe it.

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Elective procedure, essential fight

Abortion | Abortion businesses are flouting bans on unnecessary surgeries while states face equipment shortfalls. Pro-life advocates are fighting back
by Leah Hickman
Posted 4/04/20, 01:40 pm

As the epicenter of the coronavirus shifted to New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN on March 29 that the city only had enough medical supplies to last a week.

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