Explain how anti-competitive practices can exacerbate market problems during a pandemic like COVID-19.

Please read the attached article.
1. The author refers to 30 million Americans who have suffered from “long COVID.” What did he mean by that, and how does it affect the global supply chain?
2. Explain how anti-competitive practices can exacerbate market problems during a pandemic like COVID-19.
3. Is it possible for the United States to decouple itself from foreign supply chains? What are the benefits and drawbacks of decoupling? When would such a decoupling be effective (or ineffective)? Explain.