Right now is hard to deconstruct exactly what sectors are being affected and how. I am only a sample of one, but I’ve seen the price of food go up significantly over the past couple of months. At the same time the shelves are half bare. My guess is retailers are stocking smaller quantities, particularly of perishables, in response to lower consumer demand. We keep getting reassurances from our authorities that our food supply is secure. But seeing half-empty shelves doesn’t give much reassurance. A handful of products have disappeared altogether. My guess, again, is that those suppliers have gone under, or have halted production because they don’t find it profitable to operate in these conditions. Separately, fuel prices remain low and supply appears normal —albeit, I definitely see fewer vehicles at the pump. Here in the US, at least, oil prices fluctuations are purposely kept out of inflation estimates. The local Lowe’s and Home Depot, on the other hand, are bursting at the seams. I was at Lowe’s yesterday and got lost - they have complete reorganized certain sections, no doubt because they are getting more demand for certain products and lower demand for others. Their cleaning supplies section is now twice as large; their gardening center has visibly shrunk, and switched from nursery and plants to mostly hardware —likely due to an entire crop being lost during the lockdown, and ongoing shortages of hands available to work in the fields during the pandemic. Similar fluctuations in prices and supply chains have to be affecting automakers and causing havoc to their operations. Who knows, we may find in two years that the quality of vehicles produced during this pandemic turned out to be sh*t due to a combination of supply line disruptions, labor shortages and other unpredictable factors.