The “Baby Formula Shortage” Our Media Refuses To Talk About
Biden’s supply chain crisis just keeps getting worse, even though the corporate media fails to address its “terrifying” impacts on Americans.
One story that has grossly been underreported has been the ongoing baby formula shortage that has parents “frustrated” and “stressed” because they can no longer stock up – nor find what they need for their child.
Also, as we’ve seen with other commodities during the pandemic when there’s a shortage of a product – prices are shooting up with no signs of slowing down.
Desperate parents have taken to social media to warn others about the baby formula price gouging they are experiencing. While express concerns with finding the specific products their child has come to rely on.
One mother anonymously attested to paying $28 for a can of Similac Advance baby formula – which is more than twice the price she normally pays.
“I’m so frustrated. I’ve been trying to find this formula for my daughter for weeks now and the only place that has it is sold out or charging way too much,” she said.
“I just want to be able to feed my daughter without breaking the bank.”
Another mother said she was “stressed” because she had been trying to find baby formula for her son for two weeks and had no luck whatsoever.
“I’ve checked every store in town and they’re all sold out. I even called around to other stores in different towns and they’re all sold out too,” she said.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do if I can’t find it.”
Haley Hodge, 26, recently went to 12 stores and her sister went to six to find baby formula. Together, they only came up with enough formula for about 10 days. “I didn’t think that I would get to the point where I’m constantly worried—can I feed my child?”https://t.co/9QyTwKnm3T
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Children with intolerances have been in a particularly difficult position, as there are only certain brands they are able to digest.
“He has a very specific brand, Nutramigen, that he has to have due to allergy and intolerance issues,” one mom named explained to ABC News.
“We have been having to look pretty heavily for it, I would say for the last four or five months,” she continued. “But this last month it’s just become impossible to find.”
Angela, a new mom, says she went to "five different stores" and could not find baby formula.
"I cried in the store because I couldn’t find what she needed." pic.twitter.com/Du5kMhzGaJ
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There are no easy alternatives to baby formula for parents who rely on it, unlike toilet paper. And with that being said, the baby formula shortage is an extremely personal crisis that is not getting the attention it deserves.
It is just one example of the many supply chain crises that have been plaguing America since the start of the pandemic. From meatpacking plants shutting down due to Covid-19 outbreaks to a nationwide coin shortage, the country has been facing a litany of issues – all of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
And yet, despite all of these crises, the corporate media has largely been ignoring them.
In fact, a recent study found that the corporate media devoted just 3% of its Covid-19 coverage to discuss the nation’s supply chain issues.
Of course, this is extremely concerning, considering the fact that supply chain disruptions have a direct impact on Americans.
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