Battling the Bottleneck: Moving Vital COVID-19 Medical Supplies to the Front Lines

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With the U.S. stockpile of medical supplies for combating COVID-19 nearly depleted, a clogged global supply chain, and a "Wild West-style" online marketplace rife with hoarders and price-gougers, what can be done to get medical supplies to health care workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19? Northwestern University Transportation Center Director and multi-modal transportation systems expert, Dr. Hani Mahmassani, and Northwestern University professor of computer science, Dr. Kristian Hammond will share insights from a survey of logistics leaders worldwide, and talk about their work with the public and private sectors to launch the Emergency Response Exchange, a new online platform that directly connects health care providers with medical suppliers.
An installment of Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs "Confronting COVID-19: Global Implications and Futures" webinar series.

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