A Biocad factory in St. Petersburg, Russia, where scientists are racing to transform small amounts of a Covid-19 vaccine into tens of millions of doses. “Scaling is a complex process,” said
Biocad’s chief executive. “What was effective in the lab may not be replicated in large volumes.” Russia is struggling to make the promised doses of Its Sputnik V vaccine and turning to private drug companies like Biocad as equipment problems and technical challenges hit year-end manufacturing targets. Read more.
A worker at Imperial Zinc Corp. charges zinc slabs and scrap in a furnace, melts them and pours the molten metal into ingots. “Things are booming,” said
president of the Chicago-based manufacturer of zinc and aluminum products. Employees are working overtime to keep up with demand, particularly from car makers. Investors are piling into wagers on industrial metals like copper and nickel, betting that coronavirus vaccines and stimulus programs will drive a boom in manufacturing activity as part of a global economic resurgence. Read more.
Wiselet Rouzard canvasses in Georgia for conservative group Americans for Prosperity. Georgia Senate runoff elections have triggered both parties to conduct what they describe as enormous voter turnout operations. “Normally people say don’t preach to the choir, but in a runoff you want to not just preach to the choir, but sing lovingly to them,” said
president of the Virginia-based conservative group Americans for Prosperity. Read more.