This post previously appeared on News@Northeastern. It was written by Adam Fischer and Benjamin Bertsch.

“It’s not going to be sufficient just to get a viable vaccine,” says Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management. A reliable supply of medical components such as vials and syringes to deliver the vaccine, she says, is just as necessary. And shortages of toilet paper earlier this year showed just how fragile our global supply chain is when it is under duress.

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