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Baby formula shortage

As of May, there has been a baby formula shortage happening all around the United States. What does that mean? This means that most stores have been out of stock of formula and there has been a limited amount of formula being sold. What caused the shortage? At the beginning of the pandemic, there wasn’t very much formula being made so this caused a delay in production. Also, there was a recall with baby formula with one of the most famous makers of baby formula, Abbott. That recall resulted from four babies having bacterial infections after consuming Abbott’s product. Two babies out of those four died. What is the United States doing about this? The House of Representatives has been discussing giving $28M of emergency funding to address the baby formula shortage. The bill has been approved, but the House Republicans had voted against the bill with 192 votes and House Democrats voted in favor with 231 votes.

Price increase at Starbucks 

Do you enjoy going to Starbucks in the morning before going to work or school? Many people like visiting Starbucks frequently throughout the week because they have a variety of drinks and you’re able to customize them. According to, there will be an increase in the price of some drinks by $0.30-$0.50 (depending on what drink). What are some ways I can save money? An easy thing you can do is download their free app on the app store. Once you download the app you can make an account. In that account, you can pay using a QR code and you can put money in it by either using the app or going in-store to ask if you can recharge it. By doing this, you will be able to earn stars and those can be redeemed for drinks, food items, cups, and more. This increase in prices has started already and will continue during the summer (thekrazycouponlady). 

Covid Cases

As of May 23, 2022, there have been nearly 12,000 new covid cases in Oregon. According to, there has been an average of 1,685 daily cases, which is a higher number than at the beginning of the pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority said that some people in the counties of Oregon are at a “medium” risk of Covid-19 and might be going back to wearing masks ( Hospitals are also becoming more full as the weeks pass by. On Monday it was reported that 278 people were hospitalized, which is an increase of 11%. 

Robb Elementary

On May 24, 2022, a school in Uvalde, Texas had a mass shooting. It resulted in 21 people dying, which included two teachers and the rest elementary students. It has also been reported that earlier in the day, he had shot his grandmother and severely wounded her before going to shoot the school( Also, it took 78 minutes for the authorities before going inside the building to come in contact with the shooter(Salvador Rolando), afterwards, they went to the building and shot him(