I'm okay on rubbing alcohol for now. I use isopropyl alcohol to clean electronics, etc. But, I wouldn't mind having another bottle on the shelf.
I normally buy it at Walmart, but given how crazy things have been there, I thought I'd check other sources before I went there. (I'd rather not go at all.) Well, all the products I would have bought on Amazon are sold out. So, I checked Ebay, and found lots. However, 79 cent bottles of drug store rubbing alcohol are selling for 25 to 35 dollars, plus shipping. Hmm.
Note that our manufacturing and transportation systems in the USA are still running fine, yet the problem above occurs. What happens when they aren't? That's coming, you know. CDC projects that the case count in the USA will peak in about 45 days (!). Politicians are being warned that our manufacturing and transportation will be degraded and severe effects on the economy will continue for at least 18 months.
There are lots of things going off the rails even now. Hospitals are down to just a couple days worth of supplies. They're already starting to hand-make their own surgical masks and gowns because none are available.
New York wants to flip $15 million to buy 10,000 to 15,000 breathing machines that they will need for this epidemic, but there are none to be had. Sold out. Can't make them fast enough. People will die because of this.
The Federal Reserve just bulldozed an enormous amount of cash into the economy, yet market interest rates continue to rise. The Fed has lost control of the economy.
Things are getting rough and it hasn't even started yet. We're in for a long, ugly haul here.