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And gig workers and the self employed will be eligible for pandemic unemployment insurance Margie Shafer KCBS it's been a week since governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide stay home order for California and it's been about a week and a half since bay area counties have been under shelter in place orders due to the coronavirus wall groceries in certain supplies have been bought up at stores following the announcements some items are still in low supply to this day for more KCBS anchors Jeff Bellin Patty rising spoke with Jennifer Smith the Wall Street journal reporter who covers logistics and supply chain Jennifer some of these items that are on this list of hard to find items our service our pricing flower released a particular type of flour for baking what happened apparently is is that America decided to stockpile all at once everywhere and folks really loaded up on all the things that you think you might need if you had a whole lot for weeks there or even a month so not just toilet paper but I mean maybe people I've seen a lot of people are making bread while they're stuck at home but I think people really went to staples things that they knew they could take that would keep while that they could use to feed their families when they need it so you want to sell that with things like rice dried beans and and those sorts of shelf stable food products here in the bay area it's hard as also known as the grocery stores are are limiting how many fresh aid you can buy which I find kind of odd my question to you when we see these shortages in the supermarket yesterday confined garlic for instance are these interruptions in the supply chain or is it panic buying I think it's probably a mixture of both so it typically when things are running normally over the years grocery stores and food producers have moved more and more to keeping less sorted safety stock on hand whether that you know tens of under doctor toilet paper or other things that they might need if there's a surge in demand every day using more sophisticated ways of predicting when people buy and how much they'll buy but then you have a big kind of a black swan type event like the corona virus pandemic hitting the U. S. you know almost everybody nationwide did what you might expect in one region when a hurricane hits people go to the store the stock up on stuff and and so you have that side of it but when you look at what is happening with the the stockpiling they're pushing demand forward so maybe a store or distribution center had like three you know three weeks six weeks maybe even a couple months of stock that people were planning ahead as if they wouldn't be able to get it to the cleaned everything out so it it's kind of a mixture of of both so one way that people are trying to control that is if retailers are limiting people so you can only buy you know one big package of toilet paper that means there's more for other people because there is a tendency we all feel it I think when you see an empty shelf that's not something you see in an American supermarket to get a little panicked and you wonder if you should be you know if you need to stock up to and that was Jennifer Smith the Wall Street journal reporter who covers logistics and supply chain the CBS news time twelve thirty six the check of area traffic next Alan green and red tart lemon yellow.