To increase supply and adaptability, the federal government could allocate additional resources to help shorten the time it takes for agencies to review whether manufacturing plants and suppliers are up to safety codes. Contracts to purchase drugs could also incorporate incentives for companies to maintain reliable supply chains. Many shortages are also caused by manufacturing quality issues; investing in higher quality manufacturing processes could reduce the frequency of disruptions. … [Read more...] about Medical Supply Chains Are Fragile In The Best Of Times And Coronavirus Will Test Their Strength
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While snow cover has increased thanks to a series of March storms, the Northern Sierra 8-Station Index stands at 56% of normal for the season. As of March 24, another 29.25 inches would be needed to reach the season normal of 54.52 inches. But the area normally gets just 9.42 inches from March 24 through June 30. So a daunting 310% of normal precipitation would be required to make up the deficit, according to Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather Services. … [Read more...] about Early April precipitation is expected to be below normal where it is most needed in Northern California
WTNH News 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons wrote, "a brutally cold day today with strong gusty winds. Dress for temperatures between 5 degrees and 15 degrees. Another cold day tomorrow and then some scattered rain or snow showers possible on Friday. It does look like some OK weather on Saturday!" … [Read more...] about Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued for Wethersfield
The Star has been hugely helpful, but it was my call to do this attempt at comprehensive tracking. It started very accidentally. It was September 2016, late in the campaign, and I was just frustrated that it seemed like Trump’s incessant dishonesty wasn’t being treated as a central story. Reporters would sometimes fact-check him on Twitter, but if you were to read the next day’s paper, or watch cable news or network news, the dishonesty just wasn’t being discussed as a story in and of itself. And so I just did an informal list, like a screenshot I posted on Twitter. And I did that for a couple days, and it got a huge response. And then I decided I’ve started and I should just keep going. And I thought Clinton would probably win and I’d be done having to do this much fact-checking, although she would require some, of course. But Trump did, and I knew that I’d have to resume upon inauguration. … [Read more...] about Daniel Dale on Whether President Trump Believes His Own Lies
Federal courthouses in Oakland and San Jose are closed, and their time-sensitive proceedings have been transferred to the federal court in San Francisco. Judges there have had to look for some creative solutions. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who has stopped holding sentencing hearings in his courtroom to protect the participants’ health, faced a previously scheduled hearing Monday for a drug defendant held in Santa Rita Jail. Because the inmate was seeking release based on the time he had already served, postponing the hearing could have effectively increased his sentence. So Chhabria found a federal rule that could be interpreted as allowing defendants to waive their presence at sentencing, got a waiver from the inmate through his lawyer, and, after a telephonic hearing with only the lawyers participating, sentenced him to no further confinement. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Are Bay Area courts still open?