Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

In this May 7, 2019 photo, a machine that produces plastic pellets from plastic film is seen in operation at a GDB International warehouse in New Brunswick, N.J. The raw ingredient that forms the base of all things plastic is emerging as the tiniest example of how COVID-19 is causing enduring supply chain turmoil. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Seth Wenig In this May 7, 2019 photo, a machine that produces plastic pellets from plastic film is seen in operation at a GDB International warehouse in New Brunswick, N.J. The raw ingredient that forms the base of all things plastic is emerging as the tiniest example of how COVID-19 is causing enduring supply chain turmoil. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Seth Wenig

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Why COVID-19 boosters weren't tweaked to better match variants

More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way -- but when it's your turn, you'll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant. And that has some experts wondering if the booster campaign is a bit of a missed opportunity to target delta and its likely descendants.

Registered nurse Alix Zacharski, left, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot from Douglas Houghton, right, at Jackson Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Colin Powell dies, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims

Colin Powell, the barrier-breaking soldier and diplomat who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was stained by his faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

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