I am wondering what everyone thinks about this virus and what is happening in your area. My state declared the state in emergency last week. Churches have suspended services. Many courts have closed their dockets for two weeks. 34 ISD's have shut down. Local universities are not resuming classes following Spring break. Libraries and the zoo are closed. My neighbourhood watch meeting last Saturday was cancelled. I have been getting emails from various businesses that I use. They have been writing to say how they are increasing sanitary procedures in their stores/shops, etc. Even CHANEL wrote me about this! The list goes on and on. Experts say older people and/or people with underlying health problems are at greatest risk should they contract the virus. Some people have already died from it. I fall into this category. It worries me a lot. I do not go out a lot, but I do have to go to market at least once per week, and I occasionally have to stop for petrol. I am not going anywhere I absolutely do not have to go, though. There are reports that many stores are sold out of disinfectants, hand sanitisers, loo rolls, and even some foods. I read about one man in the NE U.S. who purchased a bottle of Purell hand sanitiser one morning for $8 and sold it the same day on eBay for $138. That is crazy! People are panicking, and low-lifes are doing their best to profit on other people's fears and illnesses. One of my friends thinks this will be over in about 4 more weeks, but I am not sure. Personally, I am worried about not being able to get basic household staples such as loo rolls. I received an email tonight from the dog food store. My dog's auto-ship of kibble has been delayed by 4-6 days because so many people are ordering their pet supplies on-line instead of going to the shops to buy them. I have enough people food on hand so that he will not go hungry, but I find this situation very distressing.