All the major wholesales I deal with are out of protective masks. One called to see if I wanted any before they shipped out the last 500, but I already have plenty on hand.(they had 4000 on hand 3 days ago)
It's kinda strange, I am not sure if it is just due to speculation on the part of dealers, or actualy being driven by thier sales. I have only sold a few in the last couple days, so folks here either feel they are safe being in a rural enviornment or are already prepared.
I'm not to worried about it here, I keep one around more because I am sandwiched between a railroad and major interstate, both of which have had bad spills in the past. I think the threat of a spill there is greater than any terrorist threat.
Not sure how I would feel if I lived in a large urban area. I wouldn't be suprised if lots of emergency workers in NY start getting sick in the next couple days or weeks, however.