Epidemics and Pandemics · COVID-19 Pandemic · Supply chain

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Fig. 1. Graphic by Julia Joshpe, undated, for the University of Rochester,[1] fair use.

Scott McCartney, “Wait, Where Did All the Rental Cars Go?” Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/hertz-avis-enterprise-rental-car-shortage-11618335385

Hanna Ziady, “The perfect storm making everything you need more expensive,” Cable News Network, June 9, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/business/rising-prices-inventories-post-pandemic/index.html

Debby Wu, Sohee Kim, and Ian King, “Why the World Is Short of Computer Chips, and Why It Matters,” Bloomberg, June 17, 2021, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-17/the-world-is-short-of-computer-chips-here-s-why-quicktake

Nora Naughton, “Selling Your Used Car? You Could Turn a Profit,” Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/selling-your-used-car-you-could-turn-a-profit-11626606000

Asa Fitch, “Intel CEO Says Chip Shortage Could Stretch Into 2023,” Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/intel-intc-2q-earnings-report-2021-11626899296

Lucia Mutikani, “Automobile shortages, spending shift to services tank U.S. retail sales,” Reuters, August 17, 2021, https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-retail-sales-drop-july-weak-autos-2021-08-17/

Nathan Bomey, “Toyota RAV4, Camry, other vehicles at risk of limited supply as chip shortage prompts production slowdown,” USA Today, August 19, 2021, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/08/19/toyota-cars-trucks-suvs-chip-shortage/8198463002/

Sebastian Blanco, “Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Corvette Stingray Top List of Cars That Cost More Used Than New,” Car and Driver, August 21, 2021, https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37363823/toyota-rav4-corvette-stingray-cost-more-used/

British Broadcasting Corporation, “Chip shortage could last into 2023, says car boss,” September 7, 2021, https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58465954

Hans Greimel and Naoto Okamura, “Toyota cuts output again on shortage of chips, parts,” Automotive News Europe, September 10, 2021, https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/toyota-cuts-output-again-shortage-chips-parts

Amy Davidson Sorkin, “The Supply-Chain Mystery,” New Yorker, September 26, 2021, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/04/the-supply-chain-mystery

Micheline Maynard, “Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes. Try to lower expectations,” Washington Post, October 18, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/18/dont-rant-about-short-staffed-stores-supply-chain-woes-try-lower-expectations/

Craig Austin, “Why are prices so high? Blame the supply chain – and that’s the reason inflation is here to stay,” Conversation, November 10, 2021, https://theconversation.com/why-are-prices-so-high-blame-the-supply-chain-and-thats-the-reason-inflation-is-here-to-stay-169441

Jon Sindreu, “When Will Shortages End? Here’s Why Forecasts Are Often Wrong,” Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-will-shortages-end-heres-why-forecasts-are-often-wrong-11637841057

David Dayen and Rakeen Mabud, “How We Broke the Supply Chain,” American Prospect, January 31, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/how-we-broke-the-supply-chain-intro/

Esther Eriksson von Allmen, “Medical Emergency,” American Prospect, February 1, 2022, https://prospect.org/health/medical-emergency-supply-chain/

Robert Kuttner, “China: Epicenter of the Supply Chain Crisis,” American Prospect, February 1, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/china-epicenter-of-the-supply-chain-crisis/

Amir Khafagy, “The Hidden Costs of Containerization,” American Prospect, February 2, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/hidden-costs-of-containerization/

Ella Fanger, “Labor Fight Brews on the Docks,” American Prospect, February 3, 2022, https://prospect.org/labor/labor-fight-brews-on-the-docks/

Alexander Sammon, “We Were Warned About the Ports,” American Prospect, February 3, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/we-were-warned-about-the-ports/

Matthew Jinoo Buck, “How America’s Supply Chains Got Railroaded,” American Prospect, February 4, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/how-americas-supply-chains-got-railroaded/

Harold Meyerson, “Why Trucking Can’t Deliver the Goods,” American Prospect, February 7, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/why-trucking-cant-deliver-the-goods/

Jarod Facundo, “Not Even a Superhero Could Fix Global Supply Chains,” American Prospect, February 8, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/not-even-a-superhero-could-fix-global-supply-chains/

Gabrielle Gurley, “The Warehouse Space Race,” American Prospect, February 8, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/warehouse-space-race/

David J. Lynch, “Auto industry already feeling the pinch from Canadian bridge blockade,” Washington Post, February 9, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/02/09/canada-truck-bridge-protest-autos/

Lee Harris, “Frackers Restrict the Flow and Raise the Price,” American Prospect, February 10, 2022, https://prospect.org/environment/frackers-restrict-the-flow-and-raise-the-price/

David Dayen, “Re-Engineering Our Supply Chains,” American Prospect, February 11, 2022, https://prospect.org/economy/re-engineering-our-supply-chains/

Keith Bradsher, “Surge of Omicron Infections Prompts Lockdowns in China,” New York Times, March 14, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/14/world/asia/china-covid-omicron-lockdowns.html

Matt O’Brien, “War in Ukraine disrupts key supply chains – and lives,” Associated Press, March 15, 2022, https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-technology-business-europe-texas-2d6a87d8b0af4b4b4872a1b8fd0f276d

Carol Ryan, “Ukraine War Stokes Insecurity in the World’s Food Supply,” Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-war-stokes-insecurity-in-the-worlds-food-supply-11647343035

Bob Tita, “Truckers Want More Trucks Than Industry Can Build,” Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/truckers-want-more-trucks-than-industry-can-build-at-the-moment-11652094004

Peter Iglinski, “Expect another year of supply chain issues,” University of Rochester, June 27, 2022 https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/what-is-supply-chain-issues-explained-525302/

Helen Davidson and Verna Yu, “Clashes in Shanghai as protests over zero-Covid policy grip China,” Guardian, November 27, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/28/clashes-in-shanghai-as-protests-over-zero-covid-policy-grip-china

Crawford Kilian, “China Is in Serious Trouble,” Tyee, November 28, 2022, https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2022/11/28/China-Serious-Trouble/

Devi Sridhar, “China’s Covid crisis demands terrible choices. The world will suffer if this goes wrong,” Guardian, November 28, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/28/china-abandon-zero-covid-protests-mass-vaccination

  1. [1]Peter Iglinski, “Expect another year of supply chain issues,” University of Rochester, June 27, 2022 https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/what-is-supply-chain-issues-explained-525302/

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