Hi Peri, you and I both, and many others at the start of the lockdown recognised that wrecking the global economy would cost more lives than COVID — 19 was ever likely to. African nations exist on a knofe edge anyway, lost of trade with the developed nations will result in widespread famine. In India, Bangla Desh, the heavily populated parts of Pakistan and throughout South East Asia, where hundreds of millions are dependent on day work in the factories that produce our cheap clothes and shoes and the gadgets and trinkets we value so much, there will be far greater hardship than people face now. A week’s hard work for both parents, long hours in appalling conditions, earns barely enough to feed a family and children as young as four or five are often employed on menial tasks in the factories.
The corporate bosses, bureaucrats and the politicians don’t want these things talked about, thus they have to control the narrative and the only way that can be done is through censorship.
It’s no mystery why our blogs and web sites struggle so much to get reasonable traffic, regardless of the hours we put into writing god content, building links and generally doing everything that should bring readers to our posts.
Good luck with the book BTW, it sounds interesting.