OK. SO people are freaked out. Well, some of them. I get it.
What I don’t get is they are perfectly willing (seemingly drawn like moths to a flame, as the saying goes) to stores that they HOPE have the supplies they are compelled to buy/hoard. Ok…so they think the virus is very dangerous. Got it. So why are they jammed packed into stores (literally 1,000 within 1 hour at Costco, as told by the staff, and I’ve seen pictures that show essentially the same crowds) with other human beings (clearly they know that humans can transmit the coronavirus without being symptomatic) without wearing hazmat suits. I just don’t get it–they are deathly afraid of contagion, yet they gladly flock to the stores that hold more people than what municipalities are now claiming is no longer “permitted”. Think Santa Clara county, as an example of the latest edict.
I have to conclude that all those shoppers aren’t REALLY afraid to catch something from their fellow shoppers-they just want to snag food and supplies before anyone else does. It seems more like a fear of “missing out” than it does a fear of a communicable disease.
To James, at bottom of thread: there are MANY threads related to the virus, on this section of the forum. Did you complain that all of them are off-topic?