Not to put too fine a point on it, smokes and mirrors blind the corridors of power and we are not in a position to see the wood for the trees. We don't know the truth behind the tales in the news. We don't know where the trade situation sits or where social demographics lie in the line of sight, how much 'economy' is blowing in the wind of change towards a fantasy of fortunes. Or perhaps to collapse, where real values can find a foothold and we as a species learn to do something sensible for a change.
What are we going to do next? Making major changes in relationships at home, to feel how we want to feel within ourselves without fighting with the sparks from each other. Smoke and mirrors are never so tricky than when you're trying to find your way out of fire.
We can make much of this opportunity for enforced down-time to take a positive hold. We can work on relationships and work upon our selves without other things getting in the way. Working from home means working in personal space, a chance therein for changing if we want to.
Cycles of history will ever repeat - whether it's pestilence or famine, flood or fire, some survive and some move on, to teach no doubt from firmer ground. Some wouldn't listen, they're not listening still - perhaps they never will, but that doesn't stop us from doing the best with what we've got, knowing that if we've really reached the Last of Days, something has to give.
Nature has a funny way of breaking what does not bend.