As thermonuclear medico-politico-industrial horror larceny proceeds, we wonder “in what shall the double-dose vaccine ship?” The standard is medical-grade borosilicate (no internal microspalling re injection). Consider minimum 600 million vials. At 20 grams each, that would be 12,ooo tonnes of fabricated borosilicate glass plus cull, trim, and processing downstream.
Imagine the carbon footprint – and ever so special Enviro-taxes thereupon, reallocation to crack vials, then hysterical tirades of whales being blasted from the seas by ingestion. Trump did it.
WHOA! Today’s Chemical & Engineering News: “DWK [Tennessee] Expands Glass Vial Production,” C&EN 98(34) 12 (2020). The Feds are dumping beaucoup bucks into Corning and SiO2 Materials Sciences, too..
… Operation Plasma Pharm?