I really don't need everyone's conspiracies.
Im on a need to know basis right now.
Im not stupid. I am aware what a lot of these shortages of everything mean and I am aware that with the borders closing we will all have to find ways to adapt to a new lifestyle. Right now for me, surprisingly since im in a hospital, there has not been a lot of changes for me personally. (But most of us know that can change quickly, any time.)
I have always been one to try to eat more local foods then anything. I have often thought in the past about strictly eating local produced things anyway, so honestly, the whole not being able to eat things sourced from other countries does not bother me much at all. Plus, it's so much better for the environment.
We are so lucky to pretty much have all the essentials we need to survive as a human just in this country alone.
We should be more frightened for the countries who have absolutely no access to clean water now.
The other factor that is a little scary at the moment is the fact that the suppliers for our medical supplies that are in Canada can't even keep up to the demand right now. (In some cases those workers are being laid off due to lack of materials to continue to produce medical supplies) Many places in the world can't right now.
For regular healthy people who just want to wear a mask as a precaution, try to find a way to buy a reusable one. Likely someone on www.etsy.ca is making and selling them, or you could likely even look up online how to make your own. Save the sterile disposable ones to the healthcare workers and medical staff that desperately need them. The ones who are risking their own and their families lives just to help save the population of the city or town they work in. Without them, there might not be much of a population left at all when this is all over.
More then ever before, THINK LOCAL, SUPPORT ARTISTS, FARMERS, MEDICAL STAFF, GROCERY STORE EMPLOYEES, TRUCK DRIVERS, BUS DRIVERS, DELIVERY DRIVERS, GAS STATIONS ATTENDANTS, NURSES, DRS, PSW'S, VETERINARIANS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS... and the list goes on, but yes, think local, support local and be thankful for what you DO have during this hard time, things many others around the world and even some our neighbors may not have the luxury of having. If you have more them you need of something, pass some along to someone in need. Make trades. We'r all know money is a little tight for everyone right now. YOUR NOT ALONE, THIS IS A BATTLE WE NEED TO FIGHT AS A TEAM.
(THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE AND MAY BE MORE USEFUL IF SHARED)
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