Year End Recap and Thoughts on 2021

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 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/winter-weather-advisory-eastern-ontario-western-quebec-1.5855602 winter weather moving in to part of the country. Be aware and leave extra time

Ian – UK flights stopped again

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55391257

Canadians stuck with no warning

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/a-bombshell-canadians-stuck-in-u-k-face-uncertainty-after-canada-shuts-air-travel-1.5240351

 

Japan bans foreign nationals.

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/422081/japan-authorities-to-ban-entry-for-foreign-nationals-from-dec-28-due-to-new-covid-19-variant-update-38

Initially no contact. . . further investigation, they had contact. . .

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-confirms-first-cases-covid19-uk-variant-1.5855361

 

 

Beirut Explosion

https://nypost.com/2020/08/04/massive-explosion-at-warehouse-rocks-lebanese-capital-of-beirut/

Aliens?  – No one was even surprised….

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/pentagon-declassifies-ufo-videos-taken-by-navy-pilots.html

West Coast wildfires

https://nypost.com/2020/09/12/wildfires-continue-to-ravage-west-coast-as-death-toll-soars/

Sabre rattling – Xi tells troops to focus on preparing for war…

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/14/asia/xi-jinping-taiwan-us-esper-intl-hnk/index.html

Economic meltdown – 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-deficit-on-track-to-exceed-381b-as-spending-increases-in-wake-of-second-covid-19-wave-1.5209807

 

Lockdowns should only be ‘last resort’

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/15/lockdowns-should-be-last-resort-whos-europe-chief-says.html

PODCAST CHALLENGE

Determine one thing that surprised you from a preparedness perspective this year.  Take a step to remedy it.  If it hasn’t been covered as a topic, let us know!

 

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