How is Italian civil society coping with this so far? Are there any political consequences brewing? Any angry people? What is the mood of the public?
Over here in the U.S., fear and panic are slowly setting in. Lots of rumors about martial law and full lockdowns, supposed sightings of military convoys, strategically important businesses are handing out letters of passage to their employees in anticipation, the Dept. of Justice is making quiet moves to try to suspend habeas corpus, mass layoffs (Goldman Sachs predicted 2.2 million unemployment claims this week alone). Ammunition is sold out almost everywhere or subject to severe price-gouging. My local gun store had a line through the door. You can feel it in the air.