How Cultures Panic. What the Coronavirus Teaches Us.

Longread. Updated 15 March 2020.

It’s 3.57 pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020, at my local Edeka Xpress supermarket in Bogenhausen, a comfy inner suburb of Munich. Before me stands a large stack of toilet paper.

A tall, peaceful, undisturbed stack of toilet paper.

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