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Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. We can always tell, because the short person is hovering over a laptop and the official mascot is bounding about the snowy Pharmalot campus. As for us, we are pursuing the usual routine of firing up the coffee kettle — our choice today is maple bourbon — and foraging for items of interest. So here they are. We hope your journey goes well today and you conquer the world, such as it is. Meanwhile, stay in touch and stay safe — wear a mask. …

The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee will hold a hearing on Feb. 23 about efforts by Covid-19 vaccine makers to ramp up production. Officials from AstraZeneca (AZN), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Moderna (MRNA), Novavax (NVAX), and Pfizer (PFE) have all been called to testify. The hearing will be held amid intensifying questions about available supplies, distribution problems in the U.S., and a global scramble for vaccines.

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