We postponed a purchase of fish that was on sale, hoping the panic would die down after a bit. However, I didn't want to get to the store the last day of the sale and discover it was all gone so DH bought it today. Didn't figure plain, unseasoned fish fillets would be a big panic item and they weren't. He said the shelves were still wiped clean of things like bread, milk, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. In produce (many shelves were also bare) DH ran into a man in a full gas mask! At the checkstand a clerk mentioned it was like people thought the apocalypse had arrived. I messaged my nephew who works at a superstore in Washington State and asked him how he was surviving the craziness. He said during the holidays an average shipment is 3,000 cases. Yesterday, they got more than 4,000 cases and it was all gone within a few hours. Of course, on top of it all Washington got snow yesterday! Anyone who lives in average America would not believe how panicked Western Washington gets with a tiny skiff of snow, so that multiplied the problem. My nephew said most of the shoppers yesterday were simply people "crazy shopping because they heard everyone else was crazy shopping." Even around here where Mormon families are encouraged to have enough food storage to keep a family going for months, I've seen vloggers buying foods they already have plenty of in storage simply because they think they should do it like everyone else. One gal wanted brown rice, but bought the last two pounds of white rice she found at the only two stores which had any. She later showed her pantry where she has a five-gallon food storage bucket full of rice! Why did she need the four new pounds she bought? Didn't she think someone else could use it? Did see a post from one of the independent grocery stores that had to cancel its sale after shelves were wiped bare. It said a large shipment of stock has arrived at the Associated Foods warehouse several hours away and they have trucks on the way to restock their shelves.