MountainBiker, if the government is stockpiling anything it will not be for the people, it will be for them. They will not tell the public till it is infected many to the point that the news media would have no way to hide the truth and have to tell the people. By this time it will be to late to stock up. One of the first things to go will be masks and gloves so start stocking up. Remember they do not go bad so it is not money wasted.