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  • California hospitals facing oxygen supply shortage

    12/30/2020 9:36:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2020 | David Aaro Fox News
    Southern California hospitals, already overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, are now facing a new problem — a shortage of oxygen, according to a report. Officials say they’re having trouble getting the necessary amount of oxygen to critically ill coronavirus patients, with supply issues causing at least five Los Angeles County hospitals to declare an “internal disaster” on Sunday, which included turning away ambulances.
  • Here's What America's Largest Ammo Manufacturer Has to Say About the Shortage

    12/21/2020 6:57:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/21/2020 | Beth Baumann
    All across the country, millions of Americans are on the hunt for ammunition, either for self-defense, target practice, shooting sports or hunting. Sporting goods stores and small mom and pop businesses have had to severely limit how many rounds of ammo a person can buy at one time. Some have even went so far as to limit ammo solely to those who are purchasing a new firearm because of the shortage.Rumors have swirled through the Second Amendment community, particularly online, about Vista Outdoors, the parent company of Federal, Remington, CCI, and Speer Ammunition. Some have said that Vista Outdoors has...
  • Pandemic Starting To Hit North American Meat Plants Again

    12/18/2020 8:44:11 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Newsmax News ^ | 12-18-2020
    Meat packers across North America are bracing for a resurgence of coronavirus cases, trying to avoid the shutdowns that left supermarket shelves empty earlier in the pandemic. Cargill Inc. has temporarily idled one of its beef plants in Canada after some employees tested positive, and will keep the plant shut at least through next week. JBS, the world’s top meat producer, sent thousands of vulnerable U.S. workers home on paid leave, while Sanderson Farms Inc. said it’s now facing higher absenteeism at its plants than earlier in the pandemic. Producers of everything from beef to chicken are looking to prevent...
  • China Endures Worsening Electricity Shortages In Name Of Punishing Australia for its biting anti-China criticism over the handling of the virus

    12/18/2020 7:44:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Truly U.S. News ^ | 12/17/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Coal is among the latest in a growing list of major Australian exports hit by severe restrictions in China, also including commodities like cotton, timber wine, lobster, and barley. While Chinese citizens might be able to forgo luxuries for a while like Aussie wine as well as lobster, coal is quite another thing especially given the country is currently facing a broad coal shortage. Here's how Chinese state media publication Sixth Tone described it:Several cities in at least three provinces in central and southern China are experiencing a power crunch, with some local governments beginning to ration power use during...
  • Top supplier warns of possible cookie shortage over holiday (Pepperidge Farms)

    12/10/2020 6:03:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/10/20 | Zachary Folk
    There may be a shortage of cookies on the shelves this holiday season, one of the biggest commercial producers of confections is warning. Campbell’s Soup Company, which makes cookies under the Pepperidge Farms brand, warned that it is facing a shortage ahead of its busiest season - including of popular varieties like Milano and Chessman. In an earnings call with investors, Campbell’s CEO Mark Clouse blamed the shortage on an increase in demand and a labor shortage, both of which are results of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report compiled by Top Data, American cookie consumption has increased...
  • How Much Ammunition is Produced for the United States Market?

    11/28/2020 9:48:47 AM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 86 replies ^ | November 27, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    For the second time in a decade, demand for ammunition has outstripped supply in the United States. The first ammunition bubble was from 2012 to 2017. The next started in 2020. Ammunition manufacturers have increased their capacity. In the face of increased demand, it has not been enough. Ammunition plants are running 24/7 to make profits while demand is high. Shortages still exist in the United States. Common calibers have disappeared from store shelves. Prices have risen. Panic buying and purchasing for private stockpiles have increased. Those who purchased a stockpile in the interval between ammunition bubbles from 2017 to...
  • Is China On The ‘Brink’ Of A Major Food Shortage?

    09/06/2020 8:05:06 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    China recently launched the “Clean Plate Campaign,” which targets people wasting food, as speculation of a worldwide food shortage mounts. President Xi Jinping has pushed new measures to curb food waste following the virus pandemic, calling those who live stream their eating experiences on social media as “shocking and distressing.” Too strict or not strict enough? A recent @CNN article says the “authoritarian” China wants to control what people eat with its new “clean plate” campaign, but also suggests the campaign isn’t specific enough. It’s too confusing! Seems like China can do no right! — LIU Xin (@LiuXininBeijing) September...
  • California faces shortage of inmate firefighters because of early releases due to pandemic

    08/24/2020 9:53:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A total of 5,627 inmates have been released early since July 1, according to the CDCR. The early releases have meant there are 600 fewer inmate firefighters available this fire season compared to last year. Inmate firefighters “are an integral part of our firefighting operations,” Cal Fire Resource Management Communications Officer Christine McMorrow said. Inmate crews are assigned to a wide range of duties. When not assigned to fires, inmate crews work on fuel reduction projects near their camp location. During fires, inmate crews are assigned to initial attack, fire line creation, and mop up’s to make a fire safe...
  • What's with the coin shortage?

    07/17/2020 5:39:31 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 86 replies
    NY post ^ | 7/11/2020 | NY post
    The coronavirus crisis has sparked a nationwide coin shortage that reportedly has retailers pleading with customers for exact change. The Federal Reserve revealed last month that the pandemic had “significantly disrupted” the supply chain and circulation patterns for America’s metal money. The US Mint has slowed production of coins because of measures meant to protect workers amid the crisis, while coin deposits from banks have also fallen in the past few months, the central bank said. With demand for coins rising as states began to reopen, the Fed on June 15 started limiting how many pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters...
  • What happened to the pork shortage stories?

    05/14/2020 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 42 replies
    Many ^ | 10 October 2019 through 14 May 2020 | Many
    Remember all these stories? I live in nowheresville, and I'm not seeing any meat shortages yet. What about where you live? Date Source Story 151019 Blue Horizon Coming global pork shortage could mean big things for plant-based bacon 151019 Food Dive US pork exports to China skyrocketed before fears of meat shortage 130420 NPR U.S. Meat Supply Is 'Perilously Close' To A Shortage, CEO Warns 140420 NBC Today Meat factories are shutting down across the country: Will there be a shortage of food? 140420 Fast Casual Pork shortage in offing after major US processor closes due to COVID-19 cases 220420...
  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue: Meat Packing Plants Back To 100% Capacity In 7-10 Days

    05/07/2020 8:45:16 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-7-2020 | Charlie Spiering
    United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday said at the White House that meatpacking plants would return to full capacity in a week to ten days. “I’d say probably a week to 10 days where it’s fully back up,” Perdue said. Reynolds and Perdue commented during a visit with President Donald Trump in the Oval office as fears of a meat shortage continue. Processing plants struggled to keep going amid coronavirus breakouts. “I think we’ve turned the corner,” Perdue said. “We see these plants coming back online. Obviously, because of some infected employees,...
  • Some Patients Really Need the Drug That Trump Keeps Pushing; When he touts Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 shortages endanger those of us who need it.

    04/12/2020 5:25:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/12/2020 | Maya L. Harris
    One morning during my last semester in college, I woke up with a strange rash on my face. When it didn’t go away after exhausting a tube of over-the-counter cortisone, my mother persuaded me to see a doctor. The diagnosis was lupus: a life-changing autoimmune disease in which the body literally attacks itself. The physical effects of the disease are cruel, including excruciating joint pain, organ damage, dramatic hair loss, and debilitating fatigue—most of which I have experienced again and again, often for long stretches, throughout my life. And while lupus can be managed, it has no cure. For three...
  • An economics professor uses the run on toilet paper to explain bank runs

    03/17/2020 7:37:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/17/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    One of the strangest manifestations of the threatened coronavirus epidemic in America is toilet paper hoarding. Justin Wolfers, an economics professor at the University of Michigan, has put together a tweet thread explaining why people are hoarding toilet paper. According to him, the motivation behind toilet paper hoarding is the same as the motivation behind runs on banks – people are afraid that, if they don’t keep up with others who want the same finite resource, then the resource will be gone. The economics of toilet paper shortages is the same as bank runs. [thread] Even if you’re not...
  • "It City" woes: Police officer shortage severe in Metro Nashville

    03/01/2020 7:00:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    WSMV ^ | February 19, 2020 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Nashville is hemorrhaging police officers at a time when more are needed than ever before. That’s according to the union president who says the problem has become a major public safety concern. “Even if we were fully staffed today, we would not have enough officers,” said fraternal order of police president James Smallwood. 42 officers recently graduated from Nashville’s police academy. In a few months, the graduates will be out on the streets, risking their lives, to keep the city safe. “I’m just proud to be doing the job I’m going to be doing,” said officer...
  • Production of 2 Excedrin migraine products suspended

    02/09/2020 6:40:58 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2020 | Alexandria Hein
    Migraine sufferers soon may have to seek relief elsewhere after GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced it temporarily halted the production of two popular Excedrin products. In a statement sent to Fox News, the company said it was not recalling either Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets and Geltabs or Excedrin Migraine Caplets and Geltabs, but that it had discovered “inconsistencies in how we transfer and weigh ingredients” in the products, and was temporarily suspending production and distribution. “Based on available data, GSK believes that the product does not pose a safety risk to consumers,” a GSK spokesperson said via email. “However, as a precautionary...
  • America’s Next Housing Shortage, Brought To You By The Democrats; Bernie Sanders Wants "National Rent Control"

    02/04/2020 11:11:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Democrats complain about the cost of everything, from health care to prescription drugs to fuel prices (when a Republican is president) to groceries to college tuition, never understanding, or simply not caring, that it’s their policies that drive up prices. So they of course think there’s nothing wrong with their ideas that will accelerate increases in housing costs. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who still has a chance to be the Democrats’ nominee, said a few weeks back that because scientists are scaring her about the climate, “by 2028, no new buildings, no new houses” would be built “without a zero-carbon...
  • National arugula shortage due to wet, cold growing conditions

    01/29/2020 3:51:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 1/28/20 | Kelly McCarthy
    Sad news for salad fans who enjoy the peppery bite of arugula over other lettuces: there's a national shortage. The shortfall is due to the "unexpectedly cold and wet winter weather facing growers throughout the Southwest," according to the New Food Economy. Those harsh conditions "paved the way for the spread of a fungal disease called downy mildew," which has made it difficult to produce healthy crops, the article further explained. The shortage has already been felt by shoppers, purveyors and and diners across the country. In New York, the fast casual Mediterranean restaurant chain Cava posted signs Monday saying...
  • Uh-Oh, Experts Warn of Looming Bacon Shortage

    10/13/2019 5:37:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Southern Living via Yahoo ^ | 10/11/19 | Meghan Overdeep
    Bad news bacon lovers. Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest pork producer, is warning that an outbreak of African swine fever wiping out hog farms in China could result in a stateside shortage of pig belly and even ham next year. Though the crisis hasn’t impacted the U.S. market yet, that that could change as China is forced to increase imports to satisfy demand in 2020, Bloomberg reports. The Chinese “are insatiable in their appetite for pork,” Arnold Silver, director of raw materials procurement at Smithfield, said at the Urner Barry Global Protein Summit in Chicago earlier this week....
  • Desperate to fill teacher shortages, US schools are hiring teachers from overseas

    10/07/2019 9:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/06/2019 | by Holly Yan, Tiara Chiaramonte and Anne Lagamayo
    When Joevie Alvarado became a teacher, she never expected to teach American students 7,600 miles away. But a dire shortage of US teachers means some schools are taking drastic measures -- like hiring teachers from half a world away. "For the first year, it's a little bit of a struggle because I'm the kind of person who misses family that easily," said Alvarado, who taught for a decade in the Philippines before moving to Arizona. But "in terms of pay, let's just say my previous pay was multiplied by eight or 10 when I got here," she said. "So having...
  • America facing shortage of ‘economically attractive’ unmarried men, study says

    09/12/2019 8:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 139 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    America is facing a significant shortage of highly educated “economically attractive” unmarried men who earn at least $53,000 and have a college degree. And the situation could result in unmarried women remaining unmarried or marrying less well-suited partners, a study says.That’s the conclusion reached by researchers Daniel T. Lichter of Cornell University, Joseph P. Price of Brigham Young University, and Jeffrey M. Swigert of Southern Utah University in their study, Mismatches in the Marriage Market, published this month in the Journal of Family and Marriage.The results of the study were based on comparisons between real data on unmarried men and...