Thing of it is . . . As bad as it is in Italy, the grocery stores are still open.
So a lot of this hoarding is nothing more than panic and people showing fellow shoppers that they're scared and they didn't take time to prep earlier.
Here in the basement HQ of TKC we're out of toilet paper BUT we've got a trusty spoon, a case of 64 ounce jars of peanut butter, a hose and about a half dozen 1.75 liter jugs of discount rum. We're good until, maybe, June.
Lila Symons was waiting in line at a grocery store in midtown Kansas City on Thursday, wearing a surgical face mask and pushing a cart full of paper goods and non-perishable foods. When she returned to her Kansas City home later that afternoon, she planned to hunker down in a self-imposed quarantine for the next week or two.