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As the owner of a cat with a chronic illness, I am no stranger to my veterinarian. We were lucky that throughout the pandemic Big Moose, my cat, did not have any serious flare up of his illness. That said, I still got to see how our vet practice navigated lockdown measures while still providing necessary care, medicine, and products to their clients every time I had to head to the clinic to buy Big Moose’s specially prescribed food. It was clear during those interactions that the pandemic has not impacted the dedication these professionals have to their career, as well as to their clients and their owners.
As is the case with every new year, in January 2020 I was full of hope, optimism, and resolutions that would predictably evaporate by January 14th. By the time March rolled around, the comfort and familiarity of my day-to-day life were well and truly established and talk of the virus overseas was nothing more than a murmur. And then the world came to an abrupt and jarring stop.
About a year ago, the switch broke on my desk lamp. I’m not entirely sure how it happened, but the top half of the casing cracked off, exposing all the components inside. I discovered that I could still make the lamp work by turning the dial, and using a hair clip to manually connect the two metal parts to complete the electrical circuit – voila! Let there be light!
As we are all aware, last year affected every business across the board, but the Travel and Tourism industry suffered some particularly significant losses.
The emphasis on strengthening U.S. supply chains has taken the spotlight since last year, and if you are unsure of its impact on your day-to-day, consider this: