- The novel coronavirus that causes the diseases known as COVID-19 has killed 11 people in the US, as of Wednesday.
- US shoppers are clearing out hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies amid fears of the outbreak.
- People also are also stocking up on food and supplies fearing a potential quarantine if the outbreak continues to grow.
The United States has at least 150 cases of the novel coronavirus with 11 reported deaths, and the public response is unfolding in several ways.
Americans have responded to the outbreak by stocking up on supplies like hand sanitizer and masks and preparing in case of a quarantine.
Here are 12 photos that show how the US is reacting to the new outbreak.
Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies have flown off the shelves all across the US.
It wasn’t just in stores that products, like hand sanitizer, sold out. Amazon is also selling out of the hygiene product, and some vendors are selling the product for upwards of $100.