Calle me an extremist, and I sincerely hope that in a few weeks' time you will all be laughing at me. But, if not, at least you can't say that I didn't warn anyone.
I hear ya! We have been worried about this for about a month (since my Mom is in poor health) and watch all the people around us poo-poo it. I even mentioned the Corona virus on here on a thread about the flu (back, I dunno, early to mid February?) and nobody seemed particularly worried, even calling it a "tempest in a tea cup." Well, I think it has most people's attention now, at least anyone with any brain cells.
We did most of our sanitizer shopping over a week ago and had no trouble getting hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, disinfectant wipes, etc. Now, I don't think you can find that on the store shelves anywhere in our area.
I did a little shopping today just basically for perishable food items and Walmart didn't have a single egg! But we had no problems getting milk, bread, meat, etc. And then I stopped off at a regular grocery store and found eggs. Not cheap eggs, but at least they had them. Everyone honestly DOES seem to be out of toilet paper!
Toilet paper is the one thing we actually didn't
need to buy, since we generally stock up when they put it on sale. But yeah, shopping today was cordial but a little stressful. Everyone was friendly but had cart loads of stuff. I avoided two people coughing and one cashier with a snotty nose. And sanitized super well when I got to the car. (And of course my shopping cart going into the store) I did the best I could........hopefully didn't catch anything!
Normally my parents like to shop too, but that's 3 x the chances of catching something, so being the youngest and healthiest I did all the shopping today.
I really wanted to spend my "home" time riding, riding and more riding, but the weather has been yucky so I've been pretty much been working form home and taking care of my parents. Hoping to get a chance to ride in a few days.