If the human race ends, it will not be due to a fast-moving and virulent strain of virus. It will be due to mass asphyxiation as we die under mounds of stock-piled toilet paper. As far as I can tell, 90,000 people caught this virus... and 86,000 are now over it and 3,000 are dead either from the virus or for "complicating factors" which is another way of saying they might have been dead regardless. Then again, 3,000 might have just died from having had the bad luck of living in rural China and eating raw bat meat. A tornado whips through Tennessee this week and kills 24 people and you don't hear about it. 38 people are murdered in Chicago in the month of February alone and you don't hear about it. But one (previously ill) 71 year-old keels over two weeks after getting off a cruise ship, and it is the lead story. So what is going to happen when winter ends and the virus fizzles out due to increasing temps and higher humidity? (Like SARS or Avian flu or...)? Yesterday I was standing in line in CostCo watching people stock-piling toilet paper. Some dolt in front of me was wearing gloves, and refused to step forward until she could fish some tissue paper out of her purse so she wouldn't have to directly touch the little plastic stick that separates one's purchase from another's on the cashier's conveyor belt. "Sweet Lord a'mighty!" And what purchase was so critical that she had to risk wading out into the unwashed masses? A couple pair of new stretch pants! I was tempted to pick up the plastic stick and lick it right in front of her I take no pleasure in anyone dying from any cause... but really people, get a grip!