Corona Shopping

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:57

During a Cabinet Room meeting in The White House with top pharmaceutical industry executives, POTUS said he heard a vaccine could be ready in just three or four months. Dr.Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director said getting a vaccine properly tested, cleared and distributed likely would take about a year. https://www.niaid.nih.gov/

The Trump mixed messages about the potential severity of the flu-like ailment and the likelihood that a significant number of cases in the United States is worrisome at best.

Understandably, American shoppers are stocking up with supplies and growing more concerned as they're frantically buying all sorts of items while shelves need to be replenished, while lines grow longer and purchase restrictions continue to rise.

One reliable #CityImages reader, who is a public health professional sent us the following image describing the experience as pretty crazy. This was the scene at a NY Costco. #panicbuying

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. As of 2015, Costco was the second-largest retailer in the world after Walmart, and as of 2016, Costco was the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine.

I am going to Costco for a couple of cases of Corona beer and a bag of limes.
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https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus