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Nope... Germany is doing pretty much the same
Here it is call the "hamster buy effect". Pasta / Nudels, Bincanned food, chips, toilete paper...
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I'm writing from northern Italy, near the epicenter of the "red zone".
All the shops are well stocked and there is no need to stock up.
I fear mostly the mass hysteria due to the fake news that populates the social networks
Australia are running out of commodities like toilet paper.
The result of a self-fulfilling prophesy that it will be running out so by in excess and thus cause it to run out.
In the US, every time there's the possibility of a big storm of some kind the hyped weather reporting (it's always the biggest or worst in some way) cause food hoarding. It wasn't always so - I guess people are (1) obeying their masters (i.e., cell phones) and be (2) are getting stupider by the day.
You can be proud to know you have personally contributed to the problem!
P.S.: I bought four pounds of brown lentils (dry) yesterday . . . they were on sale for US$1 each.