This post was being prepared for Friday 1 MAY, but events yesterday and today have me pushing this out early so as not to look like "I" copied what I am about to say from another source.     

On "Oregon day 60 of COVID19", we can very proudly say "We were prepared"... If you have been following our posts, you know we have claimed a temporary normalcy period coming our way beginning 1 August.

We guessed 30 days ago, that May 2020 would be "the" COVID19 "build" month (EVER INCREASING IN NUMBERS) do not look for a slowdown in daily numbers, the graph is headed up... with the graph leveling to a horizontal plane around 30 May, then beginning to "turn" downward on 15 June from the sustained peak level.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=oregon+covid+19+graph&FORM=SBRS01   A late June-July slow down of cases to finally allow for "almost normalcy" beginning around 1 August through September 30 to Mid October.

Then... the UNFORTUNATE return to a phase two (of a now combined) flu and Corona attack season all winter long... we hope we are wrong.

May is not looking pretty. A lot of folks were unable to make their car/truck, rent or mortgage payments in April, those who "did" manage to cobble together last month’s payments won’t be able to pay this months payments.

It isn’t just transportation and housing that people are worried about, the use of food banks and charity food has soared over the past month. People who were barely making ends meet before, and mostly living month to month, (or even paycheck to paycheck), are now in deep doo doo, and may never catch up.  Many cannot go back to work because their workplace is closed.

And we have not even discussed Credit Card Debt yet !!!
So, it’s a perfect storm. If people are not allowed to work and the government is not following through with promises of aid, and "solutions" (which will never be as high an amount as your normal paycheck)... there could a response – most likely in the form of civil unrest and crime.  Many jobs simply will never return, the longer a business is closed, while expenses keep going, so, just like "you", the less likely that business or your household will survive, and when people are running out of food, money, and patience, and locked in with their kids, spouse, in-laws, and the notices are on the door, the car is being towed, you are out of cigarettes and booze, and the electric or wifi goes down... shit happens !
The latest news that the virus can now live up to 9 days on surfaces and that the actual incubation period is 24 days and not 14, so saying how "safe" our ChinaMart and Chinazon products that originate in China "are", should be rethought about.

Our China Import list was put out in an earlier US Government document that I ment to share back in March, here it is:
Below is a concise list, but, "DO" look at that big listing (above) of what we actually import from China.
  • Tires, tire retreading products,  all rubber products including but not limited to stoppers, caps, lids, hoses, belts, tubes, pipes, etc. This will affect everything that rolls or is contained.
  • Antifreeze and de-icing fluids
  • Iron and iron alloys and steel products
  • Aluminum and alloys
  • Nuclear reactors and parts
  • Central heating units and parts, furnace burners and all parts, furnaces, ovens, and water heaters,
  • Turbines of all kinds, combustion piston engines, ignitions, compressors
  • Hydraulic engines, pneumatic engines, turbo engines
  • Pumps of all kinds
  • Machinery for food production commercial and home use
  • Papermaking and bookmaking, anything printed
  • Cartons, boxes, containers for mailing and shipping
  • Textile machines, any and everything to do with needlework of any kind in textiles
  • Metalworks:  Anything to do with machinery involved in this industry, drilling, milling, grinding, smoothing, shaping, punching, polishing, etc.
  • Woodworking machinery of any all kinds
  • Cast iron parts and products
  • Chainsaws and parts
  • Cash registers
  • Anything to do with computers, electronics, magnetic storage, whole or in parts
  • Medical devices
  • Microwaves
  • TVs
  • Car computer components,
  • Concrete mixers
  • Earthmoving, crushing, grinding, and sorting machinery of all kinds
  • Glass optic machinery
  • Assembly machinery of all kinds
  • Vacuum molding machinery
  • Thermoforming machinery
  • Rope and cable manufacturing machinery, both metal and fiber
  • Floor polishers,
  • Trash compactors
  • Pulleys
  • Ball bearings
  • Welders
  • Electric motors
  • Generators of all applications from large to small
  • Electromagnetics
  • Lab equipment for all applications
  • Broadcast equipment
  • Safety control equipment (flight record data box for example)
  • Railway and shipping equipment of any and all types
  • Tractors
  • Motor vehicles of all kinds.  If it rolls it’s on the list.
  • If it flies it’s on the list as well as the parts to repair or assemble
  • If it floats it’s on the list.
  • Satellites of all kinds and all parts
  • Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) heart health supplement increases oxygen
  • Quinone drugs including Malaria testing kits
  • Aromatic drugs derived from carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function, and their derivatives
  • Amfetamine (INN) benzfetamine (INN), dexamfetamine (INN), etilamfetamine used to treat ADHD, hyperactivity, narcolepsy,  athletic performance and cognitive enhancer
  • antidepressants, tranquilizers and other psychotherapeutic agents, monoamine drugs
  • cardiovascular drugs of amino-compounds with oxygen function
  • dermatological agents and local anesthetics
  • Lidocaine
  • oxygen increase breathing drugs for cardio patients and asthmatics
  • Anesthesia drugs
  • Thyroid drugs, hormone drugs
  • TB drugs
  • Anti-malaria drugs
  • Immunological products and drugs
  • Vaccines for human medicine
  • Vaccines for veterinary medicine
  • Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic, diagnostic uses; toxins, cultures of micro-organisms
  • Antibiotics
  • Diabetes drugs, testing strips, syringes
  • Asthma drugs
  • Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norephedrine – vasodilators
  • Other medications containing alkaloids or derivatives
  • Medicaments containing vitamin B2 synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed for retail
  • Medicaments containing vitamin B12 synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed for retail
  •  Medicaments containing vitamin E synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed
  •  Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer, coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances, packed for retail
  • Herbicides
  • Triethanolamine will affect surfactants (any detergent), emulsifiers, and cosmetics
  • Sterile surgical catgut, suture materials, tissue adhesives for wound closure, laminaria, laminaria tents, and absorbable hemostatic.
  • Algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
  • Drugs used to dilate the cervix
  • Blood-grouping reagents –  medical blood tests
  • Opacifying preparation for X-ray examination; diagnostic reagent designed to be administered to the patient such as Barium for GI series, dyes, and stains for other radiologic tests
  • Antigens or antisera antiserum. A serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens. Also called immune serum. Human or animal serum containing one or more antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens and are administered to confer immunity.
  • Thorium – coats tungsten filaments used in old-fashioned light bulbs, TVs, electronics, etc.
  • Dental cement and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cement
  • Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones or spermicides,  birth control
  • Gel preparation use human/veterinary medicine lubricant in surgical operations, physical exam, or coupling agent between body & medical instrument, such as  KY Jelly
  • Appliances identifiable for ostomy use 
  • --------------------------                                                          And another huge area coming at us (remember my articles on the U.S. becoming a 2nd world Country, and Venezuela?)  and my mention of  Hyper-inflation.
Hyperinflation is one huge item that no one is talking about  (yet)– this free money they are giving us, and all of this supposed loan support for business, does not really exist !

It is backed by nothing, if you think prices are super-high now, just wait until the inflated prices phase begins ... this is always preceded by a cheap gasoline run, and then slowly prices begin to rise all around you, (especially on consumables, imports, and food) electric rates go up, property taxes go up, wages stall, and eventually the inflation is fully in place (to pay for all of this)... been there, watched it happen, done that.

This is the time in life when you learn about how those band-aid/backup stocks, 401k, savings accounts, variable rate mortgages, stock options, and retirement funds SAFETY NET you "thought" you had, really work. (er, or don't).