Quarantine Diaries: Day 121

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We’re now more than four months into this coronapocalypse cum Great Depression 2.0 and we’re still having supply chain issues. And you never know what it’s going to be. As of today, it’s ramen:

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Granted, not a critical item, but these day-in, day-out changes do have a way of changing shopping lists into wish lists. In parts of the U.S. and Australia, infection rates are climbing, various levels of lockdowns are back. The assurances that the virus would be killed off by the warm weather have been forgotten, hospital ICU’s are filling up again, and TPTB are now moving toward “just learn to live with it” messaging.

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it’s going to get worse rather than better as we move into the fall. And suggest that you might want to consider some preparations for you and yours. If you stock up on supplies and skills before things hit the fan, you’ll be better off than the panicked hordes when the real fun begins.

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Yes, Leicester is back in lockdown, no pubs or restaurants re-opened here, non-essential shops re-closed last Tuesday and the schools last Thursday. Almighty rows between the local administration and central government about the data available to address the recent surge in cases.

American news outlets seem to be ignoring the UK resurgence of cases. We hear a lot about our own Sunbelt and Brazil getting slammed but Europe as a whole seems to have fallen off our radar.

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This is better for you than that ramen, imo.
Cheaper, too.

Kurt Saxon. Haven’t seen that name for a long time.

You might like his videos.
Most of his stuff is public.
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hi @preparedwombat, .. wow still having supply chain issues, .. we had queues outside supermarkets for a while, and idiots fighting over toilet paper (will never understand that one), .. things are relaxing now. Leicester however has gone back into lockdown so I guess the pubs/restaurant around the Leicester area will be rammed with people not to mention the Taxi services going overtime ferrying people out of Leicester and back at the end of a night. 😏😣

"I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it’s going to get worse rather than better as we move into the fall. And suggest that you might want to consider some preparations for you and yours. If you stock up on supplies and skills before things hit the fan, you’ll be better off than the panicked hordes when the real fun begins."

This is so important - I'm actually writing an article right now about the impacts on the food supply chain and how to be better prepared. It's an important topic that people should be paying attention to. It's also an area that needs innovative solutions, blockchain tech, etc. Thanks for posting!

Best,
Adam