Yes can confirm backwater England UK and the main superstores have a lot of empty toilet roll shelves. I bought some coffee and needed some toilet
roll (as actual usual purchase once a month) and the guy in front had a trolley full of noodles and canned food and my 2 thoughts were "someone
watches Tim Pool" and "do you have a nuclear bunker to go with that stockpile?". That said, most other people seemed to only be buying maybe 50% more
than is usual, it was just this one guy buying 200% more. But the stores were definitely busier. And the loo rolls are, as others have said, in the
smaller local shops only now (and even those are depleted)... Loo Roll Watch 2020.
I do agree with you OP, though I will take "standard precautions", hand washing, a little wary of certain surfaces - like ATM touchscreens and
supermarket self checkout touch-screens, they're going to be hotspots. I find using my little finger cos it's not one you really rub across your
face... There's a lot of things I can't relate to that might equate to close contact with "the infected". Which is basically just more survival XP
towards the fight against Corona lol.
But yes honestly I feel I'd rather get it and survive it and say that I survived it (or die from it, whatever I have/want to say then will be
irrelevant!) than be a pussy hoarding toilet roll and staying inside. In a way, maybe this is a chance for us introverts to go out and enjoy some
things outside whilst all the normies have a meltdown.
Enjoy for a short period a world not defiled by over population and all the other joys that masses of people bring to it wherever you go. Failing
that, just getting people to see that their personal fight against Covid-19 needn't be a completely soy fuelled, fear project endeavour. Instead of
buying 100 toilet rolls, how about eat a bit less? Like eat 2 meals a day instead of 3? So that you # less and also create less strain on the
infrastructure? Oh that's right, you're "basic" when it comes to rationing & survival, you know, that tactic of being slightly prepared and slightly
less greedy. Such a mighty feat of human accomplishment...!
When the Nazis are bombing London, you go inside and stay safe. With Covid you just don't cough in people's faces or leave your sticky mucus all over
LCD touchscreens. On the face of it, USA and UK are doing OK in terms of numbers, it hasn't blown up in a short space of time as it did in Italy. And
again, it's no wonder places like Italy, Iran are so worse off. You live in Iran well there's sand 100 miles in each direction and not a lot of
hospitals. You live in Italy and the nearest hospital is a small church in your ancient earthquake stricken village. This isn't my fault. LOL, your
ancient and desert infrastructure and greeting people by holding both their hands and kissing their cheeks isn't my fault or my culture. Sorry
Iran/Italy but #NotMyCulture so we're probably going to be alright. Going off track...
But honestly, the numbers are simply striking me as fairly insignificant. MH370 claimed more lives than the UK and USA covid deaths combined (64 + 35
= 99 at current count). Better standards of hygiene and access to advice and medical facilities are not third world in our countries. Yes our services
can be strained but only if we're all plebs about it. It also seemed to have peaked and on the downturn in China so again something that lasts a
couple of months isn't very scary at all. Ok, rambling on a bit...haha, I just have one more thing to say, the Covid game, you can play it whilst you
buy some bog roll..!!
How many people do you hear coughing in the superstore?
* I # you not I visited the 3 major local superstores, full with people and not a single cough or sneeze...not one. HAHAHA. You decide if that's due
diligence or fear of cough shaming
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