Not sure why the run on TP?(pun intended) No symptoms of diarrhea have been listed....
TP face masks and face masks in general will do nothing to slow this down. More than 50% will get it. Hope when it happens it is a mild case.I was told, by an employee who had asked buyers, many were making face masks....so, needed more for that. IDK That & some tape could be fashioned into that. Only thing I've heard. But, yes, TP is going out the door fast as sanitizers! LOL
As to the virus, yep, a strong flu which can be hard for older or anyone with a weak immune system. Lot of those out there! And I will say that the "talk" among buyers has been about precaution with washing all items that are being advised to do.
Personally I am well stocked with everything most mention for sanitation, first aid, etc. Animal feed will be replenished tomorrow on normal schedule. I will add some extra in case any of the future shipments get held with down time at any factories, truckers, etc. Here, in another month, the grasses will be plentiful and most feed needs will drop dramatically for 6-7 months. Plus, I have farmers who will sell feed if I need it.
Freezers are full, canned goods plentiful, staples in good supply. I can make good bread & biscuits. Five goats in milk -- lots of milk, cheese, butter, cream -- hens laying way more than we need. Enough seed to grow plenty for family and entire neighborhood, actually....and animals, too.
Precautions are taken. I'm sure not panicking. I am more concerned about the trickle down if enough job situations close, stores with no stock shut down, etc...and how people will manage with/for that. Not everyone has enough food in house for more than a week or so, sadly. Some things will have more effect than the virus. Any on prescriptions may be in real trouble.