Tag: Shortage

Good grief! Could fresh Christmas trees be COVID’s next shortage?

Much like toilet paper, yeast and freezers before them, Christmas trees could be hard to score this year because of the pandemic. There’s a longstanding shortage in Canada’s supply of fresh trees that when coupled with an anticipated heightened demand could leave some families feeling like victims of the Grinch. “It is an odd year,”…

WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40% as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted. Crowds wearing protective masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus,…

Canadian EpiPen shortage relieved by U.S. alternative

By The Canadian Press Wed., Aug. 29, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal government says an alternative to EpiPens will be available next month for Canadians with life-threatening allergies. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she has signed an interim order to allow the U.S.-approved Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors to be imported into Canada. Both EpiPen and Auvi-Q deliver…