As we all know, or should know, there will be a massive earthquake here someday that will leave us much worse off than COVID-19 will.
I think the over-buying of supplies could be turned into a positive. I didn’t need to stock up on supplies, as I already have a Cascadia supply of these things. Perhaps the empty shelves are an indicator of how unprepared many people on the coast truly are for the earthquake.
This would be a good time to remind people to keep these supplies stocked up at all times because when Cascadia strikes, it will be too late to head for the store for supplies. And the stores won’t be getting more deliveries like they are now.