The Global Supply Chain is defined as the distribution of goods and services throughout a trans-national companies’ global network to maximize profit and minimize waste. A global supply chain is a dynamic worldwide network when a company purchases or uses goods or services from overseas. It involves people, information, processes and resources involved in the production, handling and distribution of materials and finished products or providing a service to the customer.
The economics of global supply chains sounds great to a company’s Profit and Loss. It also benefits the consumer by lowering prices on goods and services through cheap labor. Technically, in a perfect world, lower costs, better distribution and global corporate network is good for world economies. In a perfect world. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. The COVID-19 has broken the global supply chain.
What the world is learning now is how global supply chains can lead to national security problems. If a link in the supply chain is broken, then the global vehicle ceases to operate. We’re seeing that now with the coronavirus crisis.
Much of our pharmaceuticals are produced overseas in China and India. There are other countries, but the largest manufactures are my focus. Other products are manufactured overseas for consumer consumption, but what about the products of critical need? If we are getting certain medications only from China and India, then any interruption in that chain would be disastrous.
China is a major pharmaceutical hub for finished drugs, and 80 percent of active pharmaceutical ingredients come from China and India. Which is surprising to learn because China’s record for quality control is known to be piss poor. So why are we relying on China to supply our pharmaceuticals supply? Ask that questions and you are directed back to the global supply chain vehicle. Which isn’t going anywhere. For years, we’e been told this is a global society, with global markets, and a global government. Globalism was the key to the future.
In January 31st, 2020, President Trump administration dramatically escalated its response to the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic by announcing quarantines and major travel restrictions that officials said were meant to limit the contagion. China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the United States for making “unfriendly comments” during the coronavirus outbreak and said a U.S. warning against travel to China went against recommendations made by the World Health Organization to not restrict travel or trade.
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), a former emergency room physician who will preside over Congress’ first hearing on the coronavirus outbreak. “In our response we can’t create prejudices and harbor anxieties toward one population.” Bera said, “This is a virus that happened to pop up in China, but the virus doesn’t discriminate between Asian versus non-Asian.” Notice how the dims immediately default to racism. Bera, who will chair a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the epidemic, said he’s concerned the Trump administration’s cautionary measures may be backfiring. “We shouldn’t have an antagonistic relationship with the Chinese. We should be working hand in hand,” Bera said. Besides the diplomatic blowback, he said, the travel ban “probably doesn’t make sense,” since the outbreak has already spread to several other countries. The leftist knee-jerk reaction to “Orange Man Bad”.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said widespread travel bans and restrictions weren’t needed to stop the outbreak, and could “have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.” Meanwhile, the American Criminal Lawyers Union and Ambulance Chasers, has warned that the administration’s measures infringe on civil rights. Any detention of travelers or citizens must be “scientifically justified and no more intrusive on civil liberties than absolutely necessary,” said Jay Stanley, an ACLU senior policy analyst. I suppose sweating profusely and a high temperatures isn’t scientific enough.
China has been reluctant to allow scientists into China to study the virus and find the source of the origin of the virus. Yet, the democrats and the fake news media continued to accused the Trump administration of xenophobia and racism. The dims claimed the Trump administration was not competent to handle the outbreak. Speaking of incompetence, our idiot Senator, Brian Snotzs, had this to say:
“We have a president who doesn’t particularly care about competent administration, and who created a culture in which bad news is shut down,” says moronic dim Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, whose state is home to one of multiple airports screening passengers for the coronavirus. “And when you’re dealing with a potential pandemic, you need to know all the bad news. If this disease ends up not overwhelming us, that would be a blessing. But it would not be because the Trump administration was ready. They were not.”
The critics were all wrong. Again, President Trump was right. The travel restrictions has kept the spread of the virus in America. We are better prepared to handle the outbreak here in America. Despite all the criticisms President Trump followed his instincts over the advise of his critics.
This proves the global supply chain can be broken and the effects can be as detrimental as the coronavirus. People won’t get their medications. Corporations won’t get their supplies. Economies will be hurt. In a way, the virus reaction to the global supply chain was a fatal as the virus itself. We have open our vulnerabilities to a wider pandemic and economic disaster.
One of Trump’s promises was to bring American industries back to the United States. I don’t know if it’s either Trump’s intuition, his years of blue collar businessman, or a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, but his instincts have been batting almost 1,000 percent. Critics complain about Trump’s stubbornness, but unlike past Presidents, Trump doesn’t fold to advisers that believe they have answers. But isn’t that why we elected President Trump in the first place?
The stock markets have been plunging worldwide. Much of the panic selling due to fears of the coronavirus spreading, and it’s impact on the global supply chain. That includes tourism and business travel. It affects all facets of the global economy. Economic nationalism over globalism is proving to be a safer economic solution. However, in order to make economic nationalism viable, it cannot be chained by government regulations. What the President is doing is following the same Reaganomics model. Reduce taxes and regulations. Works every time.
I believe our economy is much stronger than the democrats and the fake news media gives it credit. After the market panic subsides, the buying will return. There’s nothing in Trump’s economic policies that will cause a recession. The global markets might miss their economic forecast. However, our economic fundamentals are strong. If anything, I see a buying spree coming. Our advantage is: The smaller the government, the larger the citizen. Beware democrats whining about corporate greed, because they will return us back to their socialist economic malaise.
Our weather today was a mix of wind, rain and sun. It is still our winter and the average temperatures are in the low 70’s and 60’s. The Pacific tradewinds makes it seem much cooler. The humidity is at 78%. Throughout the day, the winds were strong, but have calmed down this evening. Rain is expected overnight, which is great for our water catchment system. Rain is expected throughout the weekend.
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