No one in public health has a clue how a “supply chain” works:
Several industry groups have warned world leaders of a worldwide supply-chain “system collapse” due to pandemic restrictions, coming as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the current period of higher inflation will last until 2022.
The International Chamber of Shipping, a coalition of truck drivers, seafarers, and airline workers, has warned in a letter to heads of state attending the United Nations General Assembly that governments need to restore freedom of movement to transportation workers amid persistent COVID-19 restrictions and quarantines.
Public health, in 2020, believed we could lock down forever – or at least as long as it takes until vaccines were available and ended the pandemic. They have no clue what so ever how food gets on their table. They have no clue that today’s world exists in complex inter-tied economic systems. They have no clue that using 400 year old “lock down” strategies produces actual harms that may exceed benefits.
NPIs *never* end a pandemic. A pandemic ends through immunity, via vaccination or having gotten sick, or the virus mutates to a less bad form.