Gino Agnelly, the head pharmacist at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., has had to be careful with his supply of sodium bicarbonate injections.
Gino Agnelly, the head pharmacist at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., has had to be careful with his supply of sodium bicarbonate injections. MEGGAN HALLER The New York Times
Gino Agnelly, the head pharmacist at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., has had to be careful with his supply of sodium bicarbonate injections. MEGGAN HALLER The New York Times

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