AP: Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how

AP: Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how. ” In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity. It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three continents whose owners say they could start producing hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines on short notice if only they had the blueprints and technical know-how.”

Namoi Valley Independent (Australia): New website offers insight into historical Female Factory in Paramatta

Namoi Valley Independent (Australia): New website offers insight into historical Female Factory in Paramatta. “LAST Sunday marked the Bicentenary of the Parramatta Female Factory, an institution which operated as an assignment depot, prison, place of industry and medical facility for approximately 5,000 women and children until its closure in 1848….The City of Parramatta has created a website which details many of the stories of the women who passed through the Factory gates.”

FoodDive: Tracking coronavirus closures at food and beverage factories

FoodDive: Tracking coronavirus closures at food and beverage factories. “While food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep up with demand as consumers stock their pantries, many now must also contend with coronavirus outbreaks in their factories. The reactions are varied. Some are shutting down plants indefinitely until all workers can be tested. Others have reduced production capacity. Several have temporarily closed to deep clean their facilities and configure their spaces for greater social distancing. Food Dive is tracking the status of operations of major manufacturers’ plants as they navigate the pandemic.”

Digital Archive for Michelin Tire Factory Now Available

Now available: a digital archive for the Michelin factory at Stroke in England. Yeah, the tire company. It looks like it’s still in progress. “Iconic photographs showcasing tyre manufacturer Michelin’s rich history have been ‘rolled out’ following the launch of an impressive online archive. And former workers and customers are all being invited to share their memories as the resource continues to expand. The Michelin Archive website has been created to showcase key moments in time documented for the ages since the firm opened its factory in Stoke in 1927.”