The crowds started showing up a half an hour before the places opened.
Sam's Club and Costco to panic buy food and health supplies as virus fears surge.
The same long lines that we've seen in China, Japan, South Korea, and across the world as people panic buy food and health supplies have started in the US.
On Saturday, the US Surgeon General urged people to "stop buying masks," saying on Twitter that they're not effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus.
Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) February 29, 2020
They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!
2nd hour highlight notes.
- 13,000 deaths
- Massive underreporting.
- Projection in month 2million cases, 100,000 deaths.
- 3 month projection 20 million cases, 1.5 million dead.
- Markets in the Red.
- Havoc in Trade and Travel.
- Sick are overwhelming healthcare facilities worldwide.
- No people in public out of fear and authority reccomendations.
- Retal/service sectors fucked.
- Businessess struggle to operate. They're fucked bigly.
- Basic services are fucked as workers sick.
- Travel sector/tourism fucked. 'Some' countries banned travel from worst hit countries.
- Manufacturing hit as people not buying shit they don't need.
- Food, medicine being hoarded by public.
- Economy fucked. Stock Markets fucked.
- 30 x Sars cases and 100 x Mers cases.
- Human and trade travel bans not stopping spread.
- Some countries banning goods from heavily infected countries. Supply chain distruptions.
- Global GDF to drop 4 percent - Global recession inbound.
- High unemployment and runaway inflation would result.
- Stopping trade/travel means grave economic consequences.
- People will travel anyway.
- "This is only going to get worse"
- Supply chain workers refusing to work unless masks, protection.
- Use social media to 'calm' people/public.
- Reporters can't get into infected areas to report accurate info.
- Travel/trade disruptions means cannot bed precursor medication to make drugs for every other non-virus medications (schizo meds)
- WHO suggesting NOT to implement travel bans. (WTF?)
- Supply chain disruptions - countries nost accepting ships etc with goods from harder hit countries.
- Airlines cannot maintain flying with low numbers of passengers. Flights cut.
- Suggesting governments should bailout, give Airlines, travel affected entities with financial help.
- Once again suggesting U.N/WHO should be collective management.
- U.N. to 'help' implement accurate reporting in affected countries.