Meanwhile in China, they still deny ANY and ALL responsibility for this pandemic, they claim that they do not have to justify or prove anything that it is up tot he accusers to PROVE wrong doing. In a way that's how it works, BUT they ARE responsible for negligence in not locking down all travel outbound when they were having outbreaks and downplaying this situation, this negligence led to infections spreading outside the zone of origin - that's proof enough of negligence, that's all the world needs, we don't need proof of some labs or virus escape labs shit. Everything you describe in your post is somewhat tied to COVID19, lockdowns, shortages, etc, the pandemic has caused total madness, politicians are taking shitty decisions altogether, so yes, it is all tied to COVID19 and now the bloody variants, why lock down on few cases you say ? WELL unlike the original strain, these ******ned variants are far more infectious and spread more easily, do the math - and remember it took 1 traveller to spark the pandemic. because that 1 case will cause dozens of asymptomatic cases, and each other will do the same, think of it as COVID19 being like terrorist sleeper cells, so next time you wake up in the morning and you go Krikey I'm out of Vegemite spread, oi I'm out of bread, oi I'm out of knickers - Go back to late 2019 for your answers - everything has a reason, and in society the good people pay the price for the c**ts ! well you know what I mean
That's part of society, a small percentage f*cks up, and the whole world pays the price.
Just remember next time you waste your time and vote for some ringpiece bandit in office, basically when you vote, you are giving a blank check to a bandit ! Remember that, and this pandemic is far from over, now it is the war of the variants, because the vaccine ended up being an EPIC fail - the plan was for 75-80% to be vaccinated, and stop the spread and variants, some sort of herd immunity, it did not happen, and that is not the fault of vaccine makers, it flopped MISERABLY and the vaccines are now a monstrous FAIL - the pandemic won't be over anytime soon, not with current vaccines protecting you 39% and 60% respectively against this f'ing virus.
There may be a shortage of stuff, but there sures'ain't no shortage of nuts anytime soon