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    Post  Cowboy's daughter Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:44 pm

    The Summer of Discontent: 'Pingdemonium' chaos sees ONE MILLION children off school, the pound PLUNGE, bins uncollected and food and fuel supplies running low amid warning England's workforce will grind to a halt if Boris doesn't abandon NHS ap

    Around 1.7m people thought to be currently isolating after being notified by app or contacted by Test & Trace

    More than a million pupils were out of the classroom last week, according to Department of Education data

    Scores of firms forced to close due to self-isolating staff, which is exacerbating existing HGV driver shortage

    The UK was today left fearing a Summer of Discontent as the NHS Covid app continued to 'ping' swathes of the country into isolation - while weary Britons complained of fuel and food shortages, bin collection cancellations, railways delays, and scores of school and business closures.

    Around 1.7million people are thought to be currently isolating at home after being notified by the app or contacted by Test & Trace, with the problem set to get much worse as cases keep rising.

    More than a million pupils were out of the classroom last week, according to new Department of Education data, with 81,000 reporting a confirmed or suspected case of Covid and the rest self-isolating following a positive contact.

    With the summer break just 48 hours away, parents are pulling their children out of classrooms to avoid having their staycations ruined, amid warnings from travel bosses that a lack of staff will leave holiday lets and attractions unable to open.

    Staff shortages fuelled by self-isolating staff have seen green bin deliveries suspended in at least eight council areas, including Liverpool and Bristol, as shoppers took pictures of empty shelves and oil giant BP blamed petrol shortages at an M25 service station on the closure of a distribution centre.

    Yet more schools, libraries, art galleries and hospitality venues today revealed fresh tales of woe, with one Bournemouth restaurant losing thousands of pounds after having to cancel 100 table covers when one chef received an app notification.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9806013/Ping-demonium-Fears-Summer-Discontent.html
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    Post  Cowboy's daughter Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:42 pm

    Desperate supermarkets hire more staff to beat the pingdemic: Iceland targets 2,000 temps to keep stores open as shelves empty across UK with meat, bottled water and ice cream in short supply

    Iceland confirmed in the next few days it will start to draft in another 2,000 employees to fill temporary roles

    Sainsbury's, Tesco, Lidl and Morrisons stores were seen with significant gaps in their shelves this afternoon

    Comes after the British Meat Processors Association CEO warned about impact on supplies from 'pingdemic'

    Issue is exacerbating an existing shortage of delivery drivers caused by Brexit and delays with HGV licenses

    A Food and Drink Federation survey revealed three-quarters of its members reported a driver shortage  

    It comes as a third of Dorset Police's control room staff were off work after being ordered to self-isolate

    At Tesco there was a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables, fridge food, water, beer and kitchen roll. Whilst Asda was short of bread, fruit and vegetables.
    and sanitiser shelves almost empty at Morrisons at The Gyle, Edinburgh, in an image taken late this morning



    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9809593/Pingdemic-crisis-deepens-Supermarket-shelves-food-supply-chains-start-fail.html
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    Post  Cowboy's daughter Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:21 pm

    World’s Food Supplies Get Slammed by Drought, Floods and Frost
    Bloomberg News
    July 24, 2021, 2:46 AM CDT
    Coffee surges to highest since 2014 after frost hits Brazil
    As food vulnerability rises, social unrest often follows
    Extreme weather is slamming crops across the globe, bringing with it the threat of further food inflation at a time costs are already hovering near the highest in a decade and hunger is on the rise.

    Brazil’s worst frost in two decades brought a deadly blow to young coffee trees in the world’s biggest grower. Flooding in China’s key pork region inundated farms and raised the threat of animal disease. Scorching heat and drought crushed crops on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. And in Europe, torrential rains sparked the risk of fungal diseases for grains and stalled tractors in soaked fields.

    Coffee’s the biggest recent mover, with prices surging 17% this week week and topping $2 a pound for the first time since 2014. But the recent frost in Brazil is just the latest example of woes that have struck farmers there this year. Brazil’s also experiencing a crippling drought that depleted reservoirs needed for irrigation.



    Emerging Market Food Vulnerability Scorecard
    Yemen, Sudan and Lebanon are the most at risk
    Note: Mapped data show vulnerability score for distinct economies

    The Food Price Index from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization rose for 12 consecutive months through May before easing in June to 124.6 points, still up 34% from a year earlier. The index measures international prices of a basket of food commodities.


    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-24/world-s-food-supplies-get-slammed-by-drought-floods-and-frost?srnd=premium

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