As fear of the coronavirus spreads across America like wildfire, we have witnessed “panic buying” on a scale that is absolutely unprecedented.
On Saturday, Zachary Drew posted a video that shows what the shelves at his local Wal-Mart now look like. He lives in Illinois, and now that a “shelter-in-place” order has been issued for the entire state people are buying food like there is no tomorrow. When I first saw this video of all the empty shelves, I was absolutely stunned.
Of course not every Wal-Mart in the country looks like this. In some areas where the outbreak isn’t too bad yet, life is still relatively normal.
But if this pandemic continues to spread, soon we will start seeing scenes like this everywhere.
Needless to say, nobody should be visiting the stores at this point anyway. This virus spreads so easily, and thousands upon thousands of people are steadily streaming through every grocery store that is still open.