This evening at the local Metro I saw something resembling "panic buying". Not quite at that point. Nobody got violent. More like the kind of lineups you see before the Superbowl or a long-weekend. Except everyone, everyone, was buying toilet paper and bottled water. Nobody was buying beer.
Which doesn't make any sense: you buy toilet paper and bottled water when you're expecting the Zombie apocalypse, or basic services to fail, not when you're expecting a sharp economic downturn.
I wonder if these people know something I don't?