It’s difficult to focus on ‘what is’, developing situations, or potential threats if the sources you have always used dry up.
Such is the state of the self proclaimed definitive sources of prepper and survivalist news or even the alternative news aggregators.
Only it doesn’t stop there.
Pick up any UK news feed and its as though the writers themselves have dried up. To that end, in the UK, the D list actress and her ex-prince figure prominently in mainline media circuses as does BREXIT. Yawn.
Internationally, news sources like Al Jazeera English, Reuters, and RT, and other European news sources, aren’t reporting fast enough, or accurately enough to draw conclusions about matters that may have a considerable impact to us.
In country media isn’t examining the social, health, and long term consequences of mass unemployment, and firm / job closures that are imminent. In short we are slipping into a deep depression but NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT!
Yet there is some happy news. The BLM crap we had planned for hasn’t materialised and the protests seem to have died down.
Shame really as considerable hate was being generated towards the BAME community which eventually would have seen a forced re-ordering back to the ‘what was’ that had worked so well over a long period.
Meanwhile, the constant government changes to operating conditions, lock downs, and restrictions, and policies are only making the current problems worse. Thus there is great uncertainty, disruption, and a marked reluctance to return things to normal.
Our health service is still in disarray, and getting to see a doctor who knows anything about doctoring is nigh on impossible in some counties (states).
As for Accident and Emergency services?
Take a sleeping bag and enough supplies for a 14 hour wait are not unknown. As for dental care? Forget it.
Cancer services are slowly getting back to normal BUT appointments are the new norm as opposed to drop in service some locations had provided. Which is fine if your clinic is nearby, but for some their journey may take the whole day or involve an overnight stay in one of the recently declared ‘100% safer than staying in your own home’ hotels, motels, and guest houses by our ‘ever so wise’ UK Gov .
All in all the waiting list for cancelled treatments for the last 6 months will not be resolved much before the next 10 years and as a consequence death rates will soar.
The general supply line has been disrupted completely on thousands of items.
Suppliers / wholesalers have gone bust, or under huge pressure because their sources (farming, chemical, to clothing, to name a few) are still no where near to the capacity before the pandemic hit the world.
To that I’m constantly hearing about transportation difficulties from as far as New Zealand to Poland, to a few miles down the road.
As for PPE? You’re joking! If you are a multinational, no problem.
A small one man band or SOHO, to a medium sized business, price gouging has upped the cost of materials dramatically.
Yet none of this vital information is being broadcast or, if it is, it’s not being updated on a regular basis by the suppliers and forwarded on to their customers.
Intel is gold when making decisions and for the most part it is sadly lacking. Thus a lot of decisions are being made in a direct response to events. That in itself is dangerous as it can lead to over reaction to a situation.
Ho hum. I suppose it’s just going to be another day in paradise.
And yes, it’s raining!