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Panic! At the Costco

How do you prepare for a disaster that leaves your city intact but destroys your way of life? Buy toilet paper.

A person wearing protective clothes and a face mask at Costco in Shanghai. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

IIfirst noticed it on Leap Day. On February 29, less than a week after Covid-19 was found in the United States, my local Costco parking lot was full. It was the same at Costcos and similar bulk-buying palaces around the world. On Twitter…

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