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The industries that shepherd goods around the world on ships, planes, and trucks acknowledge they are not ready to handle the challenges of shipping an eventual Covid-19 vaccine from drug makers to billions of people, Bloomberg News explains. Already stretched thin by the pandemic, freight companies face shrinking capacity on container ships and cargo aircraft to a lack of clarity on when a vaccine will arrive. Shippers must upgrade old technology that will slow the relay race to transport fragile vials of medicine in unprecedented quantities.


President Trump issued a stout defense of hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, hours after social media companies moved to take down videos promoting its use as potentially harmful misinformation, the Associated Press reports. The president, in a marked shift from the more measured approach he has taken toward the virus in recent days, took to Twitter to promote the decades-old malaria drug and to amplify criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert.

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