[quote="karstopo"]I happen to have a small stash of unused N95 face masks from some previously dusty mowing jobs, probably just enough to make through the worst of the coming outbreak of Coronavirus. Those N95 masks are the ones that offer the best protection against this virus and are already very tough to find.
CDC is saying not if but when. I’m looking at getting a few extra supplies in the coming days to weather any shortages. Hope this all is ultimately more of a fizzle and doesn’t end up amounting to too much, but I’d bet it’s going to be pretty disruptive over a course of weeks at least and much more of a widespread outbreak and series of shortages and disruptions than maybe is being said. My Best guess would be 2-3 weeks before things start to be really upended here in the USA. Italy, China, Korea, Iran, Japan and other places are already there and with all that China supplies to the world, this virus has already caused major supply issues. China isn’t exactly transparent and the WHO is a joke.
I’ve got a garden and live on a lake to provide enough victuals in case the grocery stores get bare. I’m not a “prepper” but this might be a good time to pick up a few extra essentials for around the house while there’s still enough time and supplies.[/quote]
I manage a automotive/truck tool store and yesterday my niece calls me looking for n95 masks she has been searching for them and there are none to be found for her. I have a case of them in the store and pull them off the shelf for her. I told her last week we had 2,500 boxes of them at the warehouse. I check our online inventory and there is not one box left
Hopefully this isn't going to be as bad as everyone is fearing