US Military Plane Lands With Baby Formula Amid National Shortage

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    The Facts

    • On Sun., a military plane carrying over 78k pounds of specialty infant formula arrived in Indiana - the first of several flights expected from Europe to help relieve the deepening shortage in the US.

    • The flight carried enough infant formula to fill more than half a million baby bottles and the formula is expected to reappear on shelves as early as this week.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    The arrival of infant formula provides huge relief and shows that the Biden administration is taking the baby formula shortage seriously. Enacting the "Operation Fly Formula," approving funding, and reopening Abbott's Michigan plant will all work together to help families get through the worst of this shortage.

    Republican narrative

    Biden is skilled at ignoring crises, and the formula shortage is no exception. Rather than taking early action, the White House was quick to blame the problem on retailers, stockers, and alleged baby formula hoarders. Importing 70k lbs of formula is merely a distraction from the fact that this catastrophe isn't going away anytime soon.

    Political split



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