I think many Americans feel that we're separate from the rest of the world and perhaps better than other nations. I realize it's unthinkable to some Americans that we might be second in anything, but frankly if we can't protect our care givers with basic protective gear, then we really have nothing to brag about. My wife signed up for kits to sew masks for medical professionals using provided materials and patterns which is less than ideal, but she's glad to do what she can. My wife and I have been very lucky to have good jobs, and they're letting us work from home at least for now. We're sheltering in place, and skipping all forms of outings not essential. We revitalized our making bread at home skills and that sort of thing to extend the time between getting groceries. I am hopeful we can allow folks to stay home to slow this thing down but also keep people housed and fed. When I realized I wouldn't be getting out for a long time, my priorities were to buy beer and candy. My wife bought all the stuff that we actually need. One of my friends says he imagines every door knob, atm keypad, ... to be covered in ****. It helps him to remember to wash his hands and not touch his face. I got a kick out of that! I wish us all well. I am thankful for this forum and its community. We will get through this thing together.