Vaccine distribution problems – companies that are helping

As we all know now, getting the vaccine into people’s arms is a major problem. Plus, no one seems to know where the current vaccine shots are located, when more vaccines are coming, etc. The states and counties are in charge but have been inadequately funded for years and have major problems. I have been writing about this since September when the first proposal was published.

With major logistical challenges, companies face a bottleneck in vaccine distribution PBS Newshour 7 minutes. What some companies are already doing to avoid a bottleneck in production and delivery. Very interesting!!

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The pace of vaccinations in the U.S. is failing to meet expectations, in part due to inadequate production and supply. But President Biden is planning to invoke the federal Defense Production Act to ensure companies, manufacturers, and states get what they need. Miles O’Brien reports on what some companies are already doing to avoid a bottleneck in production and delivery.

What one of the companies in this video (SiO2 Materials Science in Auburn, Alabama) is doing.

Vials manufactured for several pharmaceutical companies are unique, made mostly of plastic, until now not an option for holding drugs because it is not airtight. “We’re basically bringing an outer shell of plastic and applying a nano-layer, so really, really, really thin layer of glass on the inside of the container. And when we say thin, it’s 50 times thinner than a human hair.”

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