In a disaster that calls for isolation, your community will help you survive

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“Starting last week, a disaster felt imminent, but it was difficult to discern exactly what type of disaster it might be. Hand sanitizer and bleach wipes were sold out on Amazon, implying some kind of countrywide mass-cleaning spree. On the Los Angeles subway, dozens of people wore the masks people wear to protect themselves from wildfire smoke, except there was no fire—it was the wrong time of year. In the pharmacy department at my local Target, hardly any other types of medications were touched, but the shelves that usually held cold and flu medicine looked as if they’d been vaporized”

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