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Omicron variant threatens global supply chain as the holidays approach

With the holiday shopping season here and a new COVID-19 variant threatening to further slow the global supply chain, the Biden administration has tried to strike a hopeful tone. But as China remains conservative with the virus, some of its ports are overloaded and understaffed.

Paul Bingham, a transportation economist with IHS Markit, joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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