Pittsburgh Area Residents Queue Two Miles for Drive Through Food Bank Distribution….

As more essential service outlets start to become overwhelmed at the stress upon their food delivery operations; and with more food store employees necessarily absent due to the coronavirus spread; regionally, the food supply chain will becoming more dependent on food bank distribution.

If the virus spread continues at current pace, some regional supermarkets with multiple locations will likely begin targeted shut-downs by retreating and disbursing available healthy (non-infected) employees on a store-by-store basis.  The potential for this issue is most likely to first originate within urban communities; and then outflow.

This reality is starting to become more evident in localized communities, and a distribution center in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area gives a great example of what could become increasingly common across the nation.

Approximately 1,500 cars line up to receive essential food products from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Center.  The capacity was anticipated around 1,700 at the beginning of the three hour event. 1,500 cars were in line before it began.  [Video Story]

Depending on your location, and depending on your potential risk exposure to these types of impacts, it would be suggested to prepare yourself and your family accordingly.

This phase, the phase everyone is hoping to avoid, is not a total supply issue; there is no shortage of food products.  The issue becomes one of local distribution where diminished workforce capacity begins to have an impact on the local provider.

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282 Responses to Pittsburgh Area Residents Queue Two Miles for Drive Through Food Bank Distribution….

  1. TwoLaine says:

    Funny, I just got a report that our grocery store is about 95% back to normal and the store employees outnumbered the grocery shoppers. Actually they said 99%, I backed it off a bit just in case.

    Maybe after they invested heavily in toilet paper they have no $$$ left to buy food.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Same here. As of today. store shelves were nearly full, only paper products and some soup were low.

      Plus, living in the Steel City area (Pittsburgh), one can say with certitude (and direct first-hand knowledge) those cars lined up at the food bank do not need food for sustenance. The food for cash business is brisk here…

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      • BoreMole says:

        Thats what I am unclear of in the artcile – is this a handout or selling defined packages? Assuming its a handout, whats the criteria to get some other than being in line early enough? And if so, I do not think this is a sign of what happens across the board….

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        • Bill Durham says:

          All of those laid off bartender, waiters, and busboys are just like AOC. You will have millions of antifa, occupying Wall Street, and millions of laid off people turning to socialism. Mnuchin better have more than $1200 for them.

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          • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

            This keeps up much longer and some barristas and barmaids will be setting up a speakeasy in some lonely corner of town. In the meantime let them wait in line at the food bank. Maybe they could convince their local community college to open up their cafeterias to hand out free lunches as those places have devolved into daycare for post-adolescents anyway.

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          • bertdilbert says:

            I agree with you here. This is the line of people who had daily tip income and do not have the hourly earnings enough to fall into the unemployment safety net I would include self employed and independent contractors.

            The food line for the forgotten man that has at least 2 more weeks to wait until the government checks show up.

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        • Ackman419 says:

          I went to the local Albertasons 3 times the past week.
          Each time the place was not busy.
          Might have been the time of day (2:00pm).
          No TP.
          Everything else was available, incl chicken, pasta, frozen veggies

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          • TonyE says:

            Last Friday my Costco had about everything. By 11:30AM they had run out of Kirkland TPO but they had the “luxurious” Charmin.

            Finally, they had seen the light and now they only allow ONE per customer. Two weeks ago they were allowing TWO per customer and they had run out.

            I’ve been squeezin’ the Charmin since.

            In the meantime, Costco is not taking returns and refunds on TP and other such. Great. I sure hope those pendejos can eat their Kirkland fiber.

            The stores seem to be about 1/3rd full. Albertson’s and Trader Joes were full up, including eggs and milk and water.

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      • Rhi says:

        Yeah, any mean testing going on here?

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      • TwoLaine says:

        SHAME.

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      • vikingmom says:

        That was my first thought as well… There is a certain subset of people who will automatically line up for anything that is “free” regardless of whether they need it or not!! (And regardless of whether their greed will prevent those who are actually are in need from getting anything.)

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        • ms doodlebug says:

          What makes people like that? I knew a woman like that. If there was anything ‘free’ she was first in line to get it. At the same time, she was always ordering something, bedspreads, drapes, microwave, lamps, pots and pans, you name it from overpriced catalogs.

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          • vikingmom says:

            We had a friend who had family money, he and his wife both had high paying jobs, etc and he would drive around to garage sales in an old pickup, dressed like a bum, and pull wadded up dollar bills out of his pocket like it was all the money he had in the world so that people would sell him stuff super cheap. Then he would turn around and sell it for at least 3-4x the amount.

            Human nature is just weird – if you get it figured out let me know!! LOL!!

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      • TwoLaine says:

        These goods should be marked not for resale and anyone caught reselling them should be fined and not allowed back.

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      • Tim Glave says:

        I think the problem is the lag time between people getting played of and collecting their first unemployment checks. Usually two weeks. I believe many more people are going to run out of funds before either their unemployment checks or stimulus checks get to them. Plenty of food. No money to pay for it.

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        • jeans2nd says:

          That doesn’t explain my friends in low places, Tim, who make regular runs to every foodbank within a 50 mile radius, and then sell or barter the food for cash or other things.

          It sounds like you believe these are poor working people down on their luck. They aren’t.
          These are people who have never worked, never will work, and spend their days figuring out more ways to scam the Fed Gubmint.

          Yes, they are my friends. They talk. I listen.

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      • felipe says:

        Same here… California… Nearly all shelves very close to a normal Friday evening.

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      • Pa Hermit says:

        Flipped me right out, I born and raised about 3 miles from that location, CTH is the last place I would ever expect to see something like this! Thank you for the Surprise Sundance!!!

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    • bertdilbert says:

      My store was pretty much back to normal. Stocked with eggs finally. Toilet paper still out. Lots of empty spots where the sliced packaged meats were.

      I think Two Lane is right. These are the people who invested in toilet paper and now broke…

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      • RobInPA says:

        I stopped by our local Costco (Upper Macungie, PA) on my way home from work today and never saw so much TP and PTs in one single place at any time in my life!

        Other than NO hand-sanitzer, anti-bacterial wipes and free food samples, everything was completely stocked (fruits, veggies, red meat, chicken, pork, fish, canned goods, dry goods, etc.).

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        • Judith says:

          I was told by the parent of a worker in a local chain supermarket that they receive extra pay incentives. This was last weekend.

          I am in NY where this virus is rampant, yet essential services haven’t skipped a beat.

          However, in general, when one employee is confirmed positive, it does create a chain reaction within the company. Every single person who had contact with the sick employee must also self quarantine and stay home from work.

          For this reason, companies have staggered essential workers, so that they aren’t all taken out of commission at the same time. I can see this being a real problem in a supermarket. When one person contracts the virus, his whole shift goes down that rabbit hole with him.

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      • I spoke with an Aldi clerk last week.,people were trying to bring back TP.,spent all their money and have no money for food 😕
        But EBT refill soon , back to mayhem.

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      • Ackman419 says:

        Well see how it goes when the EBT are recharged in the next couple days.
        EBT usually is recharged according to the last number of your SS.
        So an entire week of EBT stampede should occur starting Wednesday.

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    • Bill Durham says:

      I said POTUS needed to get people back to work ASAP. When the jobs disappear all people are going to demand a health care card, a food card, a rent card and a money card. All for free. $1200 is a joke. Our current society is not like the 1930s or ww2 generation. No pulling up by boot straps. You will have a very angry and violent population who will demand a minimum standard of living. They won’t fight socialism, they will demand it to remain warm and fed.

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      • BoreMole says:

        Yup – we do not have the slightest clue what it means to sacrifice and live within our means and needs. We will sit on our hands while the Democrats steal election after election, but by golly, if I can’t play candy crush on my iphone, the streets are going to burn.

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        • GH says:

          Hi Bore-
          Not to worry…Treepers are “keeping their powder dry.”

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          • BoreMole says:

            Heh – with all due respect to the good people on this and other forums – but that’s why I chuckle every time I read another idle, passive aggressive, suggestive wink wink “2nd amendment n stuff” comment. Okay, Paul Revere…

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      • RobInPA says:

        “ They won’t fight socialism, they will demand it to remain warm and fed.”

        That’s not a flaw. It’s a feature.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        If MacDonalds was giving out free food the line would be longer. Its FREE that should tell you everything.
        I have never in my life seen so many fat people at the food banks or at local do gooder food giveaways.
        Bill is right-our college kids have to have a “safe space” & “no tests” bcz they are unhappy &/or are having an anxiety attack over an election or aka (not getting what they want).
        This is more fear porn…

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      • luke says:

        Unfortunately Bill Socialism is probably the only thing that makes sense in this time. Capitalism is on the sidelines until the fear of getting sick subsidies. It makes me sick but I don’t know of another direction. We had the greatest experiment in the Free Market cranking ideas only a few weeks ago. We also need to understand the longer this thing goes on the harder it will be to reverse. I am not in favor of supporting that Pastor in Tampa; Grandstander to me. I don’t see the point of feeling any empathy this guy. If you are going to do stupid things like congregate know that if more people do it the choice/right will be removed at some point. I hope it doesn’t come to that.

        We’re in survival mode. We need to batten down the hatches and help PDT get control of this ASAP. He’s fighting a hostile media who are conflicted between not wanting everything go to hell and letting him win. It’s a strange dynamic to say the least. It is imperative that he win re election this year because if the progs take it will be open season on us. I watched a cashier in Walgreens today having uncontrollable coughing fits. If she had it chances are at least 10 people in line while I was there have it on there clothes, purse, other items. She coughed into her elbow time and again. I took my shirt off and washed pretty good but the thoughtstayed with me. This older lady ahead of me damn near passed out I think. But she took the bags the cashier handed her and walked out. I felt bad for the cashier and maybe she didn’t have a choice and couldn’t stay home.

        If we don’t get a grip on this virus sooner than later I’m that will be even worse. A terrible hand to be dealt for sure. If we can control this virus and get ahead of it the better chance we return to normalcy one day. That day unfortunately lingers into some time in the future. I know my words aren’t pleasant to hear but we can still come out ok…..for now. The odds diminish drastically the more time passes.

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        • modspell says:

          There is no escape, the cup is ours to drink. For those doomed to get the flu, let them get it and learn to pray. This delay tactic is only destroying the place for those who survive.

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          • luke says:

            I don’t know if that’s the case tho misspell. If we would have winged this then you would have a NY problem in every city even small ones. Once Pandora’s box is open the genie becomes harder to put back in the bottle. Think of our stalled economy and people literally knowing their local medical relief was being completely slammed. We hear that from the media but most in a given area know that’s BS. But it could become reality very quick with this stupid little bug.

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            • wolffe says:

              If you are worried about the virus, isolate yourself. If you need to go out, wear a mask and gloves if you are worried. If people choose to go to church. It is (it should be, and is Constitutionally recognized, in fact) their choice. Don’t be so quick to join the fear mob.

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              • luke says:

                Read thru some of these posts. Some get it. We teeter on the edge of what could be some really bad shit to come. Some on our side are to dense to see and they have not realized that their lives have changed in so many profound ways already. Some on the left (ideologues) think this will be good for their little socialist experiment they’ve been salivating about. Probably not as many as you think but there’s enough to go around. Where you seem to be falling short is the fact that right/wrong panic has gripped the system. There’s no putting that genie back in the bottle anytime soon. So for now we follow the Socialist doctrine because you can’t actually force people to start going to restaurants or cruises and they aren’t going willing anytime soon. Hotels, airlines, cruises, restaurants, etc etc make up a huge sector of our economy. This economic engine has been what produces and excess of supply to the people of this nation. The longer this takes to get control the harder it will be to turn back the clock. And there’s always that warm fuzzy thought of the magical money produced from thin air to cause a seismic shift in our confidence in our financial system. I went to Walgreens today and the cashier was coughing uncontrollably on everyone. Not much less than a hazmat suit will have stopped it for 75% of the people who interacted with her. However I stayed back and gave her money for propane. The DevilBat has a good video posted on this thread and it will explain what this virus does.

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        • steph_gray says:

          Socialism NEVER makes sense.

          Full. Stop.

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          • Bill Durham says:

            It does when you sick hungry and homeless. See what people think of capitalism then. See how fast they will turn to socialism. It’s in the polling data. This is why we needed to go back to work. We have damaged the economy terribly. Watch the next set of unemployment numbers. It will be 6-9 million.

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        • yucki says:

          Luke,
          I agree. It’s a heart-breaker, watching PT’s beautiful economy tank.

          But here we are. It’s no use arguing just-the-flu when so many of us are terrified, and some will, indeed, get sick. How sick? How many? That’s not our call.

          A war of survival isn’t pretty. Tolerance for ideological purists shrinks. Libertarians may have to sit on their outrage till we’re on the other side of it.

          PT understands that. He’s a natural optimist: a can-do, practical executive.
          There’s no way around it, but through it.

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        • The Devilbat says:

          Luke, you are never going to convince the majority of people here that the churches need to be shut down. they just don’t seem to understand how dangerous the virus is.

          This is NOT the flu or a common cold. This is an animal virus that not one person on this planet has any resistance to. Just because people are being inconvenienced they are throwing fits and anyone who has not made provision to last for at least a month in an emergency is nothing less than negligent.

          Yes we all have rights but sometimes it is necessary to forgo them. The churches and most of the stores closed for the 1918-9 Spanish flu. Unfortunately covid-19 is following a similar path. It has mutated into at least a dozen different strains.

          The first outbreak of the Spanish flu was bad but not too bad. It went away and everyone was just feeling safe when it returned after mutating into a horribly deadly disease that killed in as short a time as twelve hours.

          I strongly urge everyone to watch this YouTube video and learn from history. Back then it was Philadelphia who ignored the warnings, today it is New York City. We are facing a very dangerous virus and we all need to follow exactly what our president is telling us to do.

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        • Frogtongue says:

          Oh yeah of little faith, Luke . . . Capitalism is organic and is as natural as drawing breath . . . It springs up of its own accord wherever two or more people meet and have unfulfilled desires and the ability to fulfill them; communism, I won’t mince words, requires an overarching third party to decide what desires get satisfied. God save us from the overarches!

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        • Bill Durham says:

          Luke I agree. I saw the poll on socialism this year. If 20 million or more American s are out of work, there will be a national jobs program, military service, public works project. A guaranteed job, wage, and health care. And a massive tax on income. Society is going to change. We are gonna be like China. A ruling class, oligarchs, and a working class. They have set the table with this damn virus. And young people will be all for it. They don’t care about guns religion or abortion. They just want a warm bed, hot meal, and an iPhone.

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        • Sharon says:

          “I am not in favor of supporting that Pastor in Tampa; Grandstander to me.”

          I think you have a point. He reminds me of the black woman who yelled at a Portland, OR bus driver on MLK DAY. Driver asked her a question that they are instructed to use as passengers board. She immediately went into high horse waiting-to-be-insulted mode and bellowed, “Yer gonna profile ME? On Martin Luther King Day?”

          I’m sort of sorry he didn’t reply with, “Should I?”

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      • James says:

        Well Bill are you going to be the first in line,seeing as you know what is going to happen.

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      • TonyE says:

        Hmm.. how about a cigar card, a wine and spirits card, a pate card, a mortgage card…

        .’.hey, how about income tax, sales tax, real estate tax cards. Those I really would like.

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    • booger71 says:

      Mine too….plenty of food and almost no shoppers

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    • sb says:

      Well there is plenty of food at the grocery stories, and there are only 270 or so confirmed cases in the county, so this isn’t happening due to food shortages, or sick store employees.

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    • Seneca the Elder says:

      Two Laine- same here in NY. Supermarkets and local chains like Food Town in good shape. However, the food pantries in the small Sanctuary Cities where the food is free are always packed.
      They are lined up, not in cars, outside the churches and other places where they can get free food. Funny how no one tells the illegals or whoever they are, that they have to be 6 feet apart.
      All the more reason we have to dial back the hysteria and let people get back to work.
      The fact is that the Government cannot support the entire economy. WE are the economy! Let us volunteer to fight this war just as Americans have ALWAYS volunteered to fight in every war.

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    • The Devilbat says:

      Free sh!t, Free sh!t, Free sh!t. What do you expect? There would not be a queue like that if the food bank were making those low life’s pay for what they were getting.

      Seeing this is an education into how socialists and communists take over countries like Venezuela. All they have to do is to promise free sh!t and they get the peoples votes.

      Yes, almost all the supermarkets are pretty much back to normal. The panic buying seems to be over. That line of cars shows one just how many pathetic low life’s there are.

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      • mac says:

        Bat,

        Seriously, what the Hell is wrong with people? Whenever I hear the word “free” I AUTOMATICALLY start looking for the scam. Maybe I read too much Robert Heinlein in my youth, but I know damned well that NOTHING COMES FOR FREE. If someone other than a close family member is telling me they are going to give me something valuable and tangible for nothing, I know there has to be a hook in the deal somewhere and I immediately start looking for it. How can the rest of the world be so unthinkingly clueless as to not know this? All I can think of for an answer to that question is that a great many people truly WANT to be deceived because squarely facing the reality of life is simply too fearsome.

        It’s the same reason that the libs don’t want to admit that the bottom line is that THEY, INDIVIDUALLY, are responsible for their and their family’s protection against evildoers. If they admitted that to themselves and faced the facts as they are, they would have to start thinking the way those icky, paranoid gun people think, and that would be both unpalatable and disconcerting in a host of ways. Easier for them to just think they will depend on the police. Of course, if any of them actually knew any police, they would know the police themselves will tell you that if you get in trouble, they’re coming late, if at all…

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    • simplewins says:

      Went shopping today at walmart and publix. We did fine and got everything we were looking for. Paper aisle was empty and it wasn’t something I need anyway. But meats were plentiful and so was dairy.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      That might be a function of when SNAP cards are reloaded in your state.

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  2. Mo says:

    How many miles away from deep inner city would one need to avoid this situation in the short term?

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    • sundance says:

      You would need to be located in an area with less than 50,000 residents over a 50 mile radius.

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      • Mo says:

        Thank You Sir.

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      • Ackman419 says:

        And that’s right where I am.
        Southern Oregon, outside Grants Pass.
        Lots of hill billies and red blooded Americans, god bless em.

        To note: my county (Josephine) is one of the poorest in the nation. Statistically.
        You couldn’t tell by the number of boats, RVs, motorcycles and off road gear that you see here. We are definitely under the radar. Lots of of the books money here.

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        • Same here Ackman.

          Great neighbors few and far between.

          Rural Colorado, mostly mountain ski tourism and farming.

          We also have the very quiet big money with the giant houses on the mountain tops but we attract very little attention.

          Lots of Amish farmers too, nice quiet hard working people.

          So far only 10 positive Covid 19 cases out of a pop of 60,000.

          You might want to keep the name of your nice healthy county under your hat so to speak.

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      • Malatrope says:

        Where I am there are less than 5,000 people within a 65 mile radius. I have food for six months. The only thing I fear is the zombie apocalypse when these idiots start free-ranging with Mad Max caravans.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      remember the further you go with family, the more private firepower and assistance you need…

      alone…you can navigate on sneakers…with wife kids, decisions…

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  3. sundance says:

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    • Aqua says:

      We’ll see about that.

      I am highly skeptical of this claim.

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      • James says:

        Right on cue.

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        • Aqua says:

          US: 54,000,000 infections; 64,000 deaths 2019-20 from Influenza (CDC)
          US: 163,000 infections; 3,200 deaths Corona.
          Global: 790,000 infections; 38,000 deaths

          What makes this Corona a “pandemic” and last season’s flu not?

          What makes this Corona worth crashing our economy into a depression? Unemployment claims are likely 20-30 million. They were 500,000 (2.5%) before this fungible decision of the “scientific experts”.

          Not just my career (though there is that) my entire industry to which I’ve devoted my entire professional life is destroyed. Yes, it might come back. But, perhaps it won’t either. And I’m ruined with a vast number of others,

          For a virus.

          So, yes, I’m skeptical.

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          • luke says:

            You paint a worst case scenario that many are failing to see Aqua. Last week I determined that no one in their right minds would wish for this right/left capitalist/socialist. There’s absolutely no winners in this scenario. There are just ones on our side that cannot see it and the ideologues on the left (not many as you think) that think they want the landscape you painted to emerge.

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  4. freepetta says:

    This is all so horrendous.

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  5. Publius2016 says:

    this is why Globalists need this to continue…the more time stress on system , the more American will demand GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER…

    45 is fighting for PRIVATE PROPERTY PRIVATE INDUSTRY…Event 2O1 preplanned Globalist Black Op…

    C D C slow rolled testing…PRIVATE INDUSTRY tested more in 8 days than South Korea in 8 weeks…now, we have an Abbott Invention that brings testing down to minutes saving Time Money and PPEs…

    With Virus you can’t centralize the people so its a Catch 22…Think 45 knows with Fedex and UPS meeting…direct to consumer shipping of food baskets is the SOLUTION

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    • Judith says:

      There have been lots of supermarket deliveries out here. Even fast food chains like Burger King have signs up saying they now deliver. Local restaurants serve take out meals.

      The vet took credit card payment by phone and ran the medicine out to my car last Saturday. The optometrist did the same thing last week. People are being very creative to keep their businesses up and running with minimum physical contact.

      Yet we have tens of thousands of cases statewide in NY. I think the current crop got infected two weeks ago, before everything had closed up. That is why I am optimistic that two weeks from now we will see the beginning of the decline. The seeds of sheltering in place since last Sunday should begin to bear fruit soon.

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  6. frankmystery says:

    Could this simply be more of an indication of people out of money and simply cannot go to buy groceries? Plus maybe bored people taking free handouts because there’s nothing else they’re allowed to do?

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    • BoreMole says:

      RE: taking free handouts… I’ll be brutally honest here… after decades of being told I must give more more more, and never seeing anything back. Anywhere I see an opportunity to take some of it back with minimal disruption to my time or money, I am going to take it.

      I am just tired to death (and not because the panic of the week) of being told its not enough and of government taking from me all my life. As far as I am concerned, all of that is mine as much as anyone else’s… So if I was willign to stand in that line all day to get some, power to me (BTW, there is definitely no way in hell I would stand there all day, heh).

      If you’d like me to be more philanthropic, let me keep my money and decide where to put it, because I am happy to do so. I wish I could do more. But if you’re confiscating it from me, every handout you’ve got that I can apply for or get either way, I am going to be there.

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      • frankmystery says:

        Hey no judgement here I see it the same way. I get looted illegally by the federal government on April 15th every year so I’ll be damn sure to cash that check when it ever arrives. Because it’s my money.

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      • wondering999 says:

        Yes and to think that not only was your labor and money confiscated, it was going to support Hunter Biden & Co. Nobody was up in arms over supporting Hunter Biden and his compadres. There are two sets of laws… one for rich, and one for poor… why should Hunter get constant handouts on our dime, and others, be castigated

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        • BoreMole says:

          Great point. If some lowlife can get million dollar contracts for flying around, sleeping with broads, and occasionally tossing his last name around, I have a right to get some free friggin bread and milk, whether I “need it” or not.

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          • wondering999 says:

            The school lunch program was reportedly initiated by the military, who found it wasteful that so many recruits were stunted from malnutrition during WWII.

            I agree that everyone should try to contribute, but some at the top are… contributing less than others but raking in big bucks for doing almost nothing or even destroying. So — if we have huge surpluses of food, how does it hurt to make sure that nobody is going without bread, milk, oatmeal and veggies in this country, through food kitchens or whatever.

            The Sikhs, as part of their religious expression, sponsor vegetarian bread and soup kitchens. I’m not Sikh but it makes sense to me. I don’t like to see people going hungry or afraid of being hungry

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  7. 4EDouglas says:

    Local Wal-Mart has Toilet paper Sanitizer and food in good supply-advertising for help, too.
    Local shops open ones are doing ok.
    I do think the Free Food aspect is a factor here..

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    • Last week Walmart still had no TP or sanitizer; I was told by employee that they get supplies in every morning and people still rushing in every morning. I hope your location is indicative of every where… let you know later in the week.

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    • Baby El says:

      My local Walmart was out of my spaghetti. The other grocery was out because they had it on sale. Can’t make this stuff up.

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      You bet it is! Here’s an embarrassing story to illustrate.

      Post-Katrina, my brother and his wife evacuated here in their Benz and stayed with us. They were very well off and with no kids yet, as opposed to the sad people who left with their kids and the clothes on their backs on a bus or in a beater car.

      Don’t you know, my brother and his younger millennial wife would routinely go out and stand in those lines to see what free stuff they could get, and were pissed when all that was left was baby food, diapers and formula.

      Seriously. We were so horrified.

      I’d bet 60% of those cars are people who don’t need to be there.

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      • James Bryan says:

        Agreed, My mother-in-law conned my wife into going to a food giveaway over a decade ago…. At the time, she was worth a couple of hundred thousand. I was invited, but refused to participate! Personally, I had too much self respect!

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      • Dee says:

        they have cars and apparently can afford insurance and gas.
        they have no NEED.

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      • wondering999 says:

        As above, so below. Did Hunter Biden need to be on the Amtrak Board? The Burisma Board? Is he still being supported on taxpayer funding?

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  8. Jason Ross says:

    Time to keep the immunocompromised at home and reopen this economy. NOW.

    Liked by 5 people

    • luke says:

      Yours is a strategy I’ve heard about. I’m not disagreeing with it whatsoever but I think that time has passed. Not until the fear of catching this damn thing relents. Again the best course of action is listen to PDT. And those that bend those requests should be shunned. As I said in an earlier post the longer this all carry’s out the less chance we have of recognizing the American capitalist system we left behind. I believe we can do it but people need to smarten up and not do stupid things. We talk about rights and such but that time is passed. Acts against the Constitution have been violated during previous wars it will get worse (much worse possibly) before it gets better. The best thing we can do is help our President by following his guidelines. I know what I’m saying isn’t extremely popular and I may be thought of as causing panic and I apologize. But I do not think we can afford too many setbacks right now. Think of yourselves following orders during battle.

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      • ann says:

        Double like 🛎🛎 Luke

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      • yucki says:

        Luke – I’d like to hear more of PT’s supporters actually soundingsupportive.
        Difficult for us, more difficult for him. He’s the one making decisions that are painful every-which-way.

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        • luke says:

          My heart hurts for the man every time I see him. Gotta be tired and heartbroken to know we had to shut this beautiful experiment of the capitalist model down. Equally distressing is when he looks at different possibilities/outcomes and comes to grips with decisions to be made. I honestly don’t know how he keeps it together In front of the press. They’ve cut off his daily briefings I see.

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  9. cboldt says:

    Free food?

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  10. Ann says:

    Check out Candace Owens on Twitter 3-29-20 2:48pm and then response from medical examiner Mike@mnkybrd. Reporting heart attacks, suicides, and murder to CV-19 death tolls if find any excuse. Numbers game and Sham.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      the Dimms SJWs BLMs Antifa liars frauds thieves

      Event 2O1 shows how they lock down communication…today 45 said where are the investigative reporters?

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    • luke says:

      I don’t think this is sham anymore. There was a time a couple of weeks ago when I did. Sometimes it’s hard to admit when we have an immediate fear so we blame enemies for causing it. I don’t believe anyone wants this except for a deranged completely ideological handful. Comparing the death toll now is irrelevant. We can keep it relatively low unless we all get smacked at one time. All bets are off then.

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      • yucki says:

        What’s more, it’s just us whining to each other.
        How is that constructive?
        We’ve got to stay as positive as we can, encourage each other and rally ’round the Prez!

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  11. JohnCasper says:

    So another “unintended consequence”. Sundance may want to keep and display a running total.

    Here’s another –

    30 Mar 2020 Military.com | By Matthew Cox

    The U.S. Army has suspended its plan to have all soldiers begin taking the new Army Combat Fitness Test in October amid widespread gym closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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  12. Risa says:

    Sorry. I have no doubt there are people in that line who DON’T need to be there.
    The entitlement some people feel in our country is beyond disgusting. People who were too lazy to get up in the morning and fix their children an egg and a piece of toast also feel their food should be free.

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    • Risa says:

      I say this as someone who lives in an area where the people have the schools feed their children two meals a day and take home food on the weekends, plus summer lunch programs.

      And they ALL have fairly new smart phones and expensive Nike shoes, while receiving every welfare payment available.

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      • And $200 hairdos and 60 $ fingernails

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          Don’t forget the tattoo’s! Tattoos everywhere. Anyone know what the going rate for a tattoo is now-a-days?
          & fake eyelashes…$75 bucks a pop with touch ups every 2 weeks.

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      • InAz says:

        Risa

        Same in my town.
        I watch people pay with an EBT card then get in a brand new Truck or SUV. Every person with them has a smart phone, and all have expensive shoes, the woman has an expensive purse etc.
        When I worked as a pharmacy technician, we would call the state to report welfare fraud. People would come to the drive through in expensive vehicles, like BMW’s and Porche’s, and hand us a state medical card….for themselves or for a family member.

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      • frankmystery says:

        Lol yep! Show me a welfare recipient and you’ll also see the latest iPhone and sneakers. Even the poor in America are better off than anywhere else.

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        • Ackman419 says:

          That’s what I tell the commie sympathizers I run across.
          You’ve got it better here than pretty much anywhere else. Even if you are poor, you’re fine in America.
          People should appreciate what they have in America, and not crap all over it.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      How true about the lazy parent. Have allot of school teacher friends and the stories of “free breakfast kids” dropped off by parents in high end cars is not a made up urban legend.

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      • Risa says:

        I have a public school principal friend who moved “heaven and earth “ getting a child on state assistance, only to learn the guardians took the money for gambling at the nearby Indian casino.

        The abuse of well-intentioned aid is a reality. People used to feel some level of pride, now they appear to only feel entitled.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        Every illegal kid in school gets free meals, refugees here on our dime…free school meals. “Food insecurity” is a big thing you know…
        They have people who coach them on how to take advantage of our over generous system.

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    • Missy says:

      Amen to that! My mom taught school on the west & south sides of San Antonio, where the poorest of the Mexican-Americans lived, with a lot of multi-general welfare was. Over and over, mom would bring milk, paid for out of her own pocket, so the kids coukd have something to eat for breakfast.

      She often went to visit the kids in their homes, and mentioned the morning meals for the kids, and these lazy-ass sloths of mothers just said it was too much trouble, especially if she had an appointment in the morning at the beauty parlor. Rather let the kids starve than interfere with her hair appt.

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  13. Veeper says:

    I mean… it’s people lining up for free stuff in a “crisis”.

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  14. JohnCasper says:

    Don’t these people have any cake to eat ?

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  15. Rudolph says:

    Publix and other local grocery stores, such as Target, in Central Florida claim to be hiring.

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  16. thedoc00 says:

    Something really strange about this. I live in the Dallas Area where the suburbs average about 50,000 to 150,000 in population. So far none of this type of problem has occurred. Then there are the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth proper, each at about 1 million folks.

    Not sayin’ there isn’t a problem but combine the idiot mayor of Pittsburgh with an equally licensed idiot governor and let’s just say things could go wrong.

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    • Judith says:

      With all due respect, could Sundance have it backwards? I also live in a dense population center within 50 miles of Manhattan, and everything here seems to be humming right along.

      Now, upstate NY has always been economically depressed and it’s also scarcely populated. When manufacturing left those small towns, they had little to get by on besides dollar stores and ebt cards.

      Many of those smaller towns have no chain supermarkets anymore. Food was hard to come by even back in the good old days. People for miles around drove to the nearest Walmart superstore.
      Many small towns are dependent on one place for all their sustenance.

      One good thing about being in a large population center like mine, is that there are SO many places to go to buy groceries, and SO many supplies delivered daily. Too many to count.

      There are lots of volunteers here to meet the needs of local families. Churches still collect donations. My husband left food and supplies at ours last week.

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  17. Will says:

    I’m starting to see more and more videos and reports posted online about supposedly overrun hospitals which are actually pretty much empty. These reports conflict with the lame stream media portraying every hospital in the country as a war zone.

    Sundance maybe you can do a “ground reports” post like you did for the grocery stores only focusing on hospitals and ERs? There have to be plenty of people here at CTH who either work in hospitals or know someone who does.

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    • California Joe says:

      Remember, the NYC Health Commissioner reporting the daily Coronavirus case death statistics to the CDC is the same woman who told people to come out and celebrate unity with Wuhan at the Chinese New Year Parade in February! Do you think she’s telling CDC the truth????

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    • hokkoda says:

      The media is stuck on 2.2M dead “apocalypse” templates. The worst case estimates have dropped the total to 100K-200K, which is still high end, and probably reflects 12-mo totals. They’re literally making stuff up. I watched an NBC report consisting of jiggly cameras and odd angles, but if you pay attention, it’s mostly shots of empty tents and bored people standing around talking. Then they’ll show an ambulance go by with siren…but ambulances use sirens for lots of things.

      The media has gone mad.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        So the crooked media found one hospital in NY City that appears to be very busy and has a refrigerated trailer parked out back. They claim that it is a “makeshift morgue” because they have had so many fatalities; but is it really that or simply a quarantine location to hold contaminated bodies? Absolutely no reports of local hospitals flooded with patients and drove by a couple of them in the past week and everything looked perfectly normal.

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    • Fannie says:

      My niece who is director of case management at a hospital in Duluth, MN said they have 8 cases in Superior, WI.

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    • Mist'ears Mom says:

      Todd Starns has a video of the outside of the ER of a hospital in Brooklyn. No one anywhere, no lines, no people – just barriers and tents.

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      • luke says:

        If you listen to the task force know PDT mentioned Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. I think he has mentioned it 2x last 2 days. The description he painted wasn’t all that nice. I have been wondering with frightened curiosity all last week what the morbidity rate of this thing is. I still don’t know for sure but the body language and words I have derived from out President is we should take it seriously. Again we need to get back out in the world ASAP but not if that means it rebounds and spikes again. One thing for certain this is highly virulent.

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          No its not- “morbidity”???? the death rates is lower-MUCH LOWER than any other type of seasonal flu which is highly contagious, all colds and flus are.
          Besides lumping every death into the CV-19 bucket doesn’t help. Coronamania and media hype of this hoax is the problem.

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          • luke says:

            Morbidity is not the same as mortality. Mortality can change very quickly when hospitals are stressed. Morbidity refers to how many people who actually contract the disease get very sick (asymptomatic). If that number was actually low I would revert back to my original thought; let the disease run its course. After watching this unfold I have come to the conclusion that it is unacceptable what it may be.

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            • Mist'ears Mom says:

              yes what is unacceptable is the media hype and fear porn…

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              • luke says:

                No, I’m going to listen to PDT and his team. You can update yourself daily and stream it from this website. You really think we shut down the entire economy over a joke? A local nurse I spoke to over the weekend said she really wasn’t all the busy (C Florida small area). She said it was quite creepy how they had emptied the hospital to prepare for a worst case scenario. All that to tank Trump’s economy and impose socialism? That may have been true at one point but I can promise you even the most ardent leftists (smart elitist ones) are shitting their pants now. If this started as a joke it’s spiraled way out of control. Listen to the Pres please. He has no reason to lie to you. The lefties don’t want you shut in your house either. The majority of people see the level of danger we are in particularly to do with the economy. Blowing up our whole system to prove a point is beyond the pale for even most of them; say a few homicidal maniacs.

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                • Mist'ears Mom says:

                  Unfortunate closed mind. This is a hoax. What do you think the President is going to do? I’ve watched all his pressers and get updates from the WH. Manufactured paranoia.

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                • luke says:

                  Yep I’m the closed mind. DT tricked us all. He built the greatest capitalist economy only to purposely tank it to turn us all into socialists. Or maybe he is being tricked too?

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                • Mist'ears Mom says:

                  close minded and stupid

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  18. Publius2016 says:

    remember when la raza blocked roads…chaining them together…jumping out of cars and commandeering highways?

    we must be like 45 and get out of the car and walk straight down the line!

    buck up buttercup…THIS IS WAR!

    American People better listen as our way of life is UNDER SIEGE BY AN INVISIBLE HIDDEN ENEMY; A GLOBALIST DEEP STATE BLACK OP!

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  19. v4ni11ista says:

    Everyone should watch the Epoch Times- American Thought Leaders interview with Steven Hatfill, one of the countries top virologists. (would it be possible to upload it here?) He asserts that the virus doesn’t look weaponized, a small viral exposure can cause immunity without illness and that he’s NEVER seen the federal government move so quickly to address the situation and highly praised the president among a lot of other useful information.

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    • I saw Hatfill speak on Fox Business about a month ago, he wasn’t that worried about the virus itself, he WAS worried about infrastructure and the breakdown caused by the virus. He felt that what was most important was to keep the systems of daily life going and keep the virus interference at a minimum…

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    • 4EDouglas says:

      Hattfill was harassed by Muller/ over the Anthrax scare. they never did get the guy who really did it..

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  20. Todd says:

    Think of how many people have gone without a paycheck since Friday, March 13th.

    They used to have a job, now they don’t. Simply put, they can’t afford to buy food.

    ***Churches in the United States feed a lot more people than most people realize. Problem is, those churches have been shut down. Now people are forced to go elsewhere.***

    I pray that President Trump forces every state to recognize places or worship as “essential services,” just like gun shops.

    If the US economy does not open up soon, there will be more deaths attributed to social unrest, starvation, drug addiction, alcoholism, heart attacks, suicide, divorce, and stress that causes cancer.

    President Trump said that the next 2 weeks are absolutely critical.

    I have no doubt that he will make the right decision soon, as he always does.

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  21. InAz says:

    Stores in my town are still empty. A little bit of butter, a few eggs, some canned goods.
    Paper goods are non existent, no commercial breads.
    People and their various family members go to all the stores during the day, every day, to buy what gets restocked. I have witnessed this, and my daughter sees this everyday where she works.
    People are still panicking and hoarding here.
    If people would stop hoarding there would be enough food.

    Also there are no food banks. A major food bank shut down two years ago. A food bank from Tucson comes once a month but has been cancelled.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      45 said today we are a very large country…

      think expectation will meet reality…we are at WAR!

      Virginia imposed two month shot across the bow today…

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  22. Todd says:

    What happened?

    Sundance was right again. That’s what happened.

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  23. I’m confused, I live in Montco county, Pa. and shop every day, most aisles are full at the two local Giants, Whole Foods and Costco. Coverage is well organized, they have abbreviated hours slightly and made early shopping available Seniors. So, I’m not sure what’s going on near Pittsburgh. Things are about the same for my Parents in Delaware county, Pa. and my Sister in Hastings, NY. If coverage is the issue, turn the stores into temporary coops and drop prices for the labor. People would help to keep the system running…

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  24. LafnH20 says:

    When do the EBT/SNAP cards get loaded with fresh Ca$h?

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  25. Magabear says:

    I have to imagine that some parents who are well off finacially may have their kids who work part-time at grocery stores quit due to wuhan virus hysteria. If one is that scared of the virus, why have your kid work for $8.00 an hour and get sick.

    Me, I would’ve worked every hour offered when I was that age. 🙂

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  26. Publius2016 says:

    Breadline of cars???

    average car in USA 20k – $200 month over 10 years plus maintenance
    gas tank $20

    so about $25 to $30 to wait in this line for what?

    means either there is no food in their local towns or this was manufactured Fake News Event…

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  27. Niagara Frontier says:

    My sister lives two miles from there. At this point the grocery stores are generally stocked except for shortages of the expected items (toilet paper and some meats). This line-up was more about economics than food distribution.

    In the Mon-Valley area (Duquesne, McKeesport, Braddock, etc.) those folks were struggling before they all were thrown out of work. Much of the area resembles a third-world s-hole. In Duquesne you could buy a 6 room house with detached garage for under $10,000.

    The Trump economy was just starting to turn things around, and then this.

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  28. sarasotosfan says:

    People will do almost anything to get something for free, even wait all day in line.

    But lots of people are taking advantage of this situation.

    This is why our economy should be reopened with concessions, even if that means we all have to wear something over our big mouths if necessary.

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  29. T2020 says:

    Everything seems to be fine here in southern NY. No problem getting good through online markets. I don’t understand all this panic. It’s only been 2 weeks.

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  30. boomerbeth says:

    Interesting, the FBI & CIA have been FINALLY castrated & rendered “non essential” by Covid-19.
    No terror hoaxes on the horizon. Not a SMIDGEON!!
    The next time there is another Sandy Hook shooting, remember there were none during the 2020 pandemic. How convenient.

    Fear & Psyops 🎻 🔎 by the over+budgeted 💰 conmen-gangsters 💣 🧨 have cried wolf for the last time!

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  31. ltravisjr says:

    Dang, I’m not sure I would want to recommend the Treehouse to someone who struggles with bipolar disorder. At times I read an article like this that implies were are rushing headlong into Venezuela on a bad day. Then an hour later I might read an article about how Trump and Mnuchin have run circles around the old guard to save the economy. Roller Coaster, man!

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    • Shelley Childs says:

      American Thinker is way worse in that regard.

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      • Risa says:

        But American Thinker is written by an assortment of authors, while
        CTH is written by one.
        I alternate between feeling we are doomed and wanting to see if hemlock is available at my local store, or feeling I need to celebrate Trump’s genius.
        Something in between, reality seasoned by hope we will weather this, would be welcome.

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    • Hans says:

      It’s total warefare …so much disorder, so many facts thrown at us, some real some fake.

      I remember that the chloroquine were to be started in NYC on Monday.. I hoped to get news on success by Friday or Saturday .. then I find out they didn’t start the trials until Thursday.. So tomorrow Tuesday is day 6.. hopefully some good news.

      Everyone here is on a emotional roller coaster and the stress in the community is high.. I hope that this is diffused quickly and we get back to work…

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      • cantcforest says:

        Hans, I was with you on the timeline and was expecting PDJT to issue new guidelines on whose quarantined, back to work, social distancing on Friday. Then I see the FDA stipulated that HCAZ had to be administered in hospitals. I’d bet the Swamp is telling the Task Force that it will take them a week to process any of the test data. I’ll be speechless if PDJT doesn’t give Fauci and Birk a smart whack to the side of the head by next Tuesday, then out with the guidelines.
        All of my distress is focused on what it does to my offspring and to our great nation.

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  32. Baby El says:

    I used to work in that area. Its down 885 from Kennywood!!
    They’re poor, gritty people who really got F*ked in the ’70s and ’80s.
    They take what they can get.
    Every Pittsburgh person I new had a job and a sideline for tough times – lots of Mike Rowe type people.
    Overall, they’re really good people!!!!!!!
    I really liked the 12 years I lived there.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      You are right about most of the people who live there. Below is a picture of Center St. shown in the picture. I can’t count how many times I’ve been up and down that street when I lived there many years ago. People used to walk it daily too, going from their homes to their work in the mills at the bottom. Now much of the city is a ghost town.

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  33. CMDCMRET says:

    Prattville, Alabama. Following items hard to get.
    -TP
    -Saltines
    -Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup

    Everything else is fully stocked. No lines. No fuss. No muss.

    Yawn.

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  34. RJ says:

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      Ah,ha 🤓I said that she was probably trying to kill him and now it gets interesting. This just might get good, wonder how many other times she tried.😏

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  35. Skeeball says:

    At least everyday people in America can now experience the police state, unemployment, empty shelves, and food lines present in Socialist countries and decide if voting for a Democrat is worth it to them.

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    • iswhatitis says:

      I know, right?

      It’s amazing how much overlap there is between how this virus crisis is playing out, and how one might imagine a totalitarian takeover might look.

      Subtract out the virus crisis, and to me, it seems nearly identical.

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  36. Mike in a Truck says:

    Wanna know what the cure for the flu is? I’m sure it will apply to this Chicom Flu also. The Gas Chamber. Long ago my training battery at Ft.Sill was hit hard by the flu.From our battery ( Delta) it jumped over to Alpha,Bravo,and Charlie batteries.We didnt cower in bed- we had to work toward graduation.Running on 4 hours sleep a night. Mini whiskey,alka seltzer,aspirin etc, we self medicated.We drove on.Then the day came for our trip to the gas chamber. We filed off the cattle car and a cadre member yelled Gas! Pumping his arms and touching his fists to his shoulders.We put on our gas masks and by platoon filed into the smoke house.It was already smokey in there.We lined up against the wall as a cadre member tore open packets of CS crystal’s and sprinkled them on a bunsen burner. Tear gas billowed so intense we could barely see. “All Clear”( lie) the signal to remove our masks.It seemed like hours but only minutes. The gas attacked your eyes,throat,skin,…you cant hold your breath long enough.”Left face! File from the left,column left” and out the door we ran.Puking and a gagging and snot 3 feet long coming out my nose. Didnt think I had that much snot in my head. And that children is how Uncle Mikey was cured of the flu.Then we All Lived Happily ever after.( no)

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  37. TradeBait says:

    Here in east TN, we just had our first death. The patient had serious pre-existing health conditions.

    Food distribution is in good shape considering the situation and all of the panic. We went to Sam’s and to a regional grocery chain store today. Sam’s was well stocked and even had ample TP/Paper Towels in their brand. All types of products were stocked, just a handful of typical brand names were out of stock. A guesstimate for the store would be 80-90% fully stocked.

    The grocery has closed its speciality meat cutting operation temporarily, but has left its speciality seafood department open, which was well stocked. The other normal packaged meats as well as the deli were in good shape. Paper products, breads, canned goods and eggs were minimally stocked – maybe at the 33% level. Other dairy items, produce and everything else were normal and in good shape. They did restrict the number of products you could purchase in the meat and bread departments. Per sundance’s past posts – this regional chain (located in 4 states) does have its own warehousing/transportation located within close proximity of regions of stores. They are hiring – bigly.

    Both were stocked much better than the past week or two. The numbers of people on the roads and even shopping are way, way down.

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  38. Chuck says:

    I live in flyover country. No shortage of food. These stories just validate my decisions to avoid big dem run cities.

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    • mac says:

      Exactly. Big cities breed both physical and mental illnesses.

      As for my part of flyover country, we also have pretty well-stocked stores. Even toilet paper is available. There are a few items backordered, but most things look like they did before this started. There are a few signs limiting certain purchases to only two items. No panic, people seem to be taking the whole matter in stride as a minor annoyance. Biggest problem is that we don’t have church services anymore. Lots of people are hoping that comes back soon.

      If things really did go to Hell in a hand basket, the most dangerous places I can think of to be in America would be in the middle of a big ‘Rat run city. Things are going to go completely feral there immediately. What else would you expect? They’re half-feral even in normal times.

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  39. RJ says:

    Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China’s ‘biosecurity risk’

    https://news.yahoo.com/suspected-sars-virus-and-flu-found-in-luggage-fbi-report-describes-chinas-biosecurity-risk-144526820.html

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  40. Kid Jupiter says:

    China – specifically, the Chinese Communist Party – needs to pay dearly for this. And I’m not talking about more tariffs or sanctions or anything passive aggressive. I’m talking about drone strikes and targeted hits. They’re never going to stop with the underhanded warfare, so it’s game on, as far as I’m concerned.

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  41. hawkins6 says:

    President Trump is trapped in an unpredictable and perilous dilemma.

    While the BIrx-Fauci medical battle is being waged, incalculable unintended and serious economic and personal consequences are likely piling up behind the scenes of the press conferences. The increasingly shrinking consumer confidence of the expanding indebted will not likely stimulate a revised economy for sometime. It seems no matter what “Guidelines” or directives are disseminated to the masses, this virus finds a way to spread like wildfire across the globe. If it is blocked one way like travel from China, it will slyly sneak in from Cruise ships and Eastern flights from an already contaminated Europe.

    If a pompous imbecile like Gov. Northam imposes Gulag restrictions on his citizens, it still finds a way in because humans today are so used to enjoying their freedom and the advanced hygienic conditions, they can’t prevent spreading it during a mental lapse or an unintended “violation” of the rules. This highly contagious virus is a new unfamiliar phenomena to anyone born after 1918. It is taking full advantage of that unfamiliarity and occasional lack of due diligence.

    Some food chain workers including fast foods, truckers, first responders, doctors, nurses, politicians and all other “essential” personnel still free to wander or travel long distances have probably become the COVID’s last unwitting carriers in order to prolong the spread. An unknown number also regularly breach the insufficient “Guidelines” and become the virus’ best allies. A therapeutic cure and then a vaccine seems to be the only way this merciless invention of nature will be vanquished like most previous pandemics. So far it’s “smarter” than the world’s best and brightest scientists.

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  42. maggiemoowho says:

    Last week 10,000 sandwiches were given away in 3 hours in Oakmont, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

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  43. Aeronaught says:

    Hmm, I don’t think this has anything to do with a lack of supply in stores. I visited 2 different groceries in the north suburbs of Pittsburgh this evening. Both were very well stocked, they are very nearly back to normal.

    I agree with above comments suggesting this was mostly economics. Enormous number of people laid off, hours reduced or pay cuts in the last 2 weeks. Plus Duquesne is one of the poorest areas around Pittsburgh.

    Lots of nice vehicles in that line though…

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  44. republicanvet91 says:

    This is interesting. Why would there be a 2 mile line of cars for food if not for panic buying caused by hysteria pushed by the media, and incompetent government?

    I drove to Wisconsin on March 13 before this really started to ramp up. While up there, the governor seemed to want to enact anything he could to cause pain, confusion and panic inflicting the most harm he could after following Pritzker’s every move after a day or two.

    While in Wisconsin, there were numerous news reports of shutting down or delaying the elections since most libs in Madison and Milwaukee had already early-voted. Each day seemed to be another attempt at one-upping another government nitwit. Before the governor even issued his stay-at-home order or closing all non-essential businesses (very poorly defined by him), local police were going into a barbershop to shut him down in the middle of giving someone a haircut.

    We were very busy up there and mostly went to Wal-Mart once in awhile, or the lumber yard. Wal-Mart seemed to be a little affected, but they had milk and bread and many other things. You could tell people were panic-buying by the amount left on the shelves. Toilet paper for whatever reason was non-existent in many places. Even the local lumber yard that sold simple items like that were completely out. The thing is, most restaurants started offering curb-side service. Most fast food places still had their drive-in windows open with their dining rooms closed. The lumber yard was considered an essential business. Throughout the stupidity of government orders, many people continued living as best they could.

    Contractors at the lumber yard were loading up as much as they could because they could not count on some stupid order closing down a business.

    We drove home to Colorado Saturday crossing through Iowa, and Nebraska. Traffic was noticeably lacking, but gas stations, other stores and fast food places were open all along the way.

    If there is a 2 mile line of people in any state looking for food, one has to wonder what foolish government edict is the cause.

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  45. Despicable Me says:

    I was at a local Walmart (it isn’t a Super Walmart so no fresh produce or meat is sold there), a Wegmans grocery store and a pet store.

    The Walmart appeared to be well stocked in almost everything except hand sanitizer, wipes and bleach. I had gone to get elastic for an upholstery project but they were sold out due to everyone buying it to make face masks. I was able though to get some elasticized Velcro that will actually suit my needs better so that’s a win. Frozen food and dairy and bread seemed to be well stocked. There were limited quantities of TP, tissues, and paper towels but pallets of bottled water. Flour was in short supply but there was plenty of sugar, canned goods and snacks. A lot of folks were purchasing gardening items including veggie plants.

    I only went to Wegmans to get some fresh fruit. However conducted a survey of the store. They seemed fully stocked with eggs and cheese. While supply was limited there were a number of different cuts of chicken, turkey, beef and pork available. Fully stocked in cereal, canned goods and other shelf stable items. Lines weren’t long and checkout was relatively painless. Upon entering the stinger I handed store- provided wipes to a fellow shopper who had just come from a local Costco and reported that Costco was fully stocked with meats and fresh produce. Said she had only come to Wegmans to get a couple of things Costco doesn’t sell.

    Went to our favorite pet store to get additional canned cat food for a senior cat who eats like a dog and will eventually eat me out of house and home; additional treats for the dogs; a durable chew toy for a power chewer of a puppy; and kitty litter for said senior cat. Cat food and kitty litter purchases are directly correlated. The pet store was fully stocked but interestingly only permits entry to. parties consisting of two or less.

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  46. BuckeyeMom says:

    I appreciate the point of the article. But some of the replies are sad. Not all people in poverty are liberals. Some of the cars waiting in line could have been people that have been laid off due to this situation. If you drove up and waited in this line, it most likely was due to need, not a freebie. Have some compassion. Btw- I am a lifelong conservative.

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  47. Ironclaw says:

    On the other hand, you an BUY your food and avoid the 2-mile-long lines.

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  48. Cheese says:

    Times have been tough in that area for years. In that video with the shot of the cars in line both sides of that road was huge steel mills now vacant land.

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    • sync says:

      “both sides of that road was huge steel mills now vacant land”

      Same destructive landscape you see from an Amtrak train travelling between Washington and New York…mile after mile of shuttered factories. You would not think you were in America anymore

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  49. Fools Gold says:

    Maybe harvesting my turkey and deer off my 140 acre’s will become a reality here in Tn but I doubt it…

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  50. Ornus says:

    Food banks in Seattle have been declining donation, because they are full.

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