How COVID revealed huge structural problems in US supply chains, resulting in shortages

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Economists believe the pandemic has revealed just how vulnerable the United States’ supply chain is to major economic shocks and that the time is coming where experts will have to rethink how to move products around the globe.

The country has experienced severe shortages of everything from computer chips, to toilet paper, to furniture since the economy reopened after nearly a year of shutdowns. Those shortages have resulted in soaring prices up and down the economy.