Supply Chains / Investigation

AP News

Medical supply chains

An investigation into the global breakdown of medical supply chains during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with AP News and the PBS series FRONTLINE.

This investigation led to an award-winning documentary, an interactive explainer, an article series, and curricular resources developed by the Pulitzer Center.

Workers carry boxes at Oklahoma’s Strategic National Stockpile warehouse in Oklahoma City. Photo: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Supply Chains / Documentary

AP News

America’s medical supply crisis

Produced by the Global Reporting Centre, the PBS series FRONTLINE, and Associated Press, this documentary is a joint investigation examining the failures and unheeded warnings of a system at risk.

Winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the top investigative journalism prize in North America.

AP reporter Juliet Linderman, interviewing Dr. Wayne Breining from Northwell Health.

Supply Chains / Interactive


Masks, tests, syringes, and ventilators — these were just some of the supplies that were in short supply during the height of the pandemic. What went wrong?

Nominated for the DPA for best digital design.

Supply Chains / Series

Deadly shortages

A series of stories from the Associated Press in partnership with the GRC on the medical supply crisis in the United States.

Photo: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Supply Chains / resources

Educational guide

Curricular resources (for middle school and older) developed by the Pulitzer Center that include a lesson plan and viewing guide for the documentary.