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    Again the two sources I noted both have described in detail the L and the S mutations of the virus. It is well known.

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    My understanding from work related discussions with professional contacts in seattle is that that city is a ghost town right now. Personally I'm not particularly terrified of this disease but I would not go up there right now since it seems to be one of the more problematic areas and since I don't subscribe to Stupid Mike Pence's belief that holding hands and praying will help keep me alive in this particular situation.

    As I mentioned in the work related thread on this, SO works for one of the MAJOR hotel companies. Their flagship property in San Francisco went from being completely booked for next week to being 30% booked for next week over the course of the last month. We're at post 9/11 level disaster for travel related industries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post

    As I mentioned in the work related thread on this, SO works for one of the MAJOR hotel companies. Their flagship property in San Francisco went from being completely booked for next week to being 30% booked for next week over the course of the last month. We're at post 9/11 level disaster for travel related industries.
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    Bumping this up for the same question. With all the talk of a resurgence of the virus in the fall, is anyone stocking up now in anticipation? And I'm not talking about "hoarding", but stocking up more than normal in some areas.

    I'm doing my normal grocery shopping, but adding a few extra canned goods here and there. I'm hoping to get a lot of summer produce dehydrated for stocking the pantry.
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    I usually stock up in the fall with a big trip to the Indian store for all kinds of beans, rice and flours and let the stock run out in the spring when I switch to mostly eating from my garden. This year I plan to keep the stock going and perhaps increase the diversity of the items I buy. If it came to eating mostly from the pantry, I want to have more choices.

    I also plan to increase the levels of paper products, cleaning products and typically used over the counter medicines.

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    Pretty much normal. We ordered but haven’t yet gotten some dry milk as the store has been out. The mail order place is out too. So we’ll get it when we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Bumping this up for the same question. With all the talk of a resurgence of the virus in the fall, is anyone stocking up now in anticipation?
    Yes. Still buying ahead to keep the freezer and the pantry stocked. As I mentioned upthread, I'm a little surprised sometimes at what's no longer on the shelf. I've had no issue with stores being out of, say, paper products or meat.

    Since I'm shopping pretty much biweekly and at only one store that time, I like to plan ahead if I can. I keep on my phone a list of items on which we're running low, like dishwasher detergent and fine-ground black pepper. That way, if I'm at a store that carries my preferred brand/form of the item, it's easy to remember to pick it up. No last-moment questionable substitutions that way.
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    No, just trying to eat all the peanut butter and rice I purchased prior to the lockdown.

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    No, not stocking up here, although I must admit I found it irritating at the beginning of this thing that so many people were, my favorite canned veggies and virtually all pasta became unnecessarily sparse. I'll not contribute to that foolishness.
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    I think there's a difference between "stocking up" and "hoarding". Nobody would think twice about someone buying a quarter or half of a cow from a farmer, having it cut into steaks and burgers, and parking it all in the freezer, but buying an extra roast or two at the store when you're there is "foolishness"? Okay.
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