Is it my imagination, but does it seem that the during 2020 and 2020+1, the supply disruptions seem to be more pronounced than usual? Yes, Covid has been one of the main factors, but other factors are coming into play now. Consider: Semiconductor shortage - This is affecting gaming video cards, car production, and new PS5s gaming consoles. Broadband routers which usually have a 30 week lead time now have a 60 week lead time for orders. Ketchup shortage - Not the big bottles, but the small packs. Also, there is a mid-west pickle shortage. The price of lumber is up 188% thanks to shortages. Good luck trying to get a new home constructed. No story link here, but I heard from my new pool guy. Because of the mid-February Texas freeze and the associated long-term power outages, many swimming pools are out of service because of cracked equipment. Replacement pumps are practically impossible to find at the moment. A related story shows at least a one year lead time if you want to construct a pool. At least we're not talking about toilet paper, paper towels, headsets, and webcams at the moment. Maybe this will lead to a boom in fixing stuff up when it's broken rather than tossing it away and replacing it.