I think it is overblown. The media is causing hysteria, and people in general are easily brainwashed. The flu kills tens of thousands of people every year in the US alone, and no one is hoarding face masks over that.
This is more deadly than the flu. If you think it is not a big deal I am sure they would use you as a volunteer to treat people who have it. And yes, people do wear masks to avoid the flu. This virus is more contagious and more deadly. If you and others think it is not big deal then why do you care what others are doing to prepare for an outbreak in their area? I don't care what others do to prepare for this in my general location.
You are blowing what I said out of proportion, just like the media. I never said the coronavirus is not a big deal. Of course it is if it's killing people. What I'm saying is the media is freaking everyone out. Should you be cautious and take extra precautions? Yes! Should you run out to the store and buy everything off the shelves? Should you buy face masks in bulk at exorbitant prices? That's overblown, and it prevents others from buying things that they need.
You are doing the same thing you accuse me of. I never said go buy 500 masks. I do not have any issues with people stocking up. I am not worried about if you get it. Sounds harsh but it is what it is. I will get what I need for me. That is all others are doing. I have not seen anyone buying 12 packages of toilet paper. One or two yes. They have that right. I have not seen masks on the shelves in my area in weeks. No I will not pay $700 for a box (which I did see on Amazon). I can stay at home. Right now I have bigger concerns. But if I think I need something and it may become unavailable or I may be locked on my property for an extended amount of time you get bet your bottom dollar I will pick up a few extra so I have what "I" need!
First you say people are clearing the shelves at your local Walmart. And then you say you haven't seen anyone stocking up outside of the ordinary. So which is it?
Use your head here. Yes the other day there were pictures of the shelves empty. So a lot of stuff was sold. It does not mean one person bought it all. People are so stupid. I heard a conversation the other day with some wench making fun of people buying toilet paper. Yes the shelves were empty of certain brands. But each person was only purchasing maybe one or two packages. That is not a huge stock up. Nor is it hoarding. It is a lot of people buying ONE or TWO packages of something.
I didn't say one individual person was hoarding everything. I said lots of people are clearing the shelves of stuff they don't necessarily need due to the coronavirus hype. My husband has a cold and wanted to buy some decongestant, and the entire cold and flu aisle was bare. If you think that's normal, then whatever.
No you said I said this and then I said that so which is it? So you are being smart with me and acting like I don't know what I am saying. If you read what I said once I said that yes on Saturday certain items were gone. Funny cause the shelves were restocked by Sunday evening. I also said that it did not appear to be ONE person buying everything but a lot of people buying one or two. So yes it got gone. It is on you if you did not do anything to prepare. This will only get worse as the virus spreads.
I could say the same thing to you that you say to me. You want something everybody else wanted and you are upset because you did not get it so whatever.
It is fine to be upset because something you need or want is not available but it is not okay to put down the people who did get it.
People are NOT stupid. People are scared. The CDC has said multiple times to stock up on cold meds and supplies and be ready to be locked in your home for at least 2 weeks. They do say in the same post but don't panic. Which is kind of foolish but oh well. The entire country of Italy is on LOCK DOWN! I realize the US is full of idiots so it will be harder to enforce a situation where people are barred to their homes. And since this "job" of taking surveys LOL does not supply enough funds to pay the bills people have to work. Less than 1% of the population can "work from home".
I think it is hilarious people like you are
because you can't get something and want to talk about the people who did get it. I can see being upset if you need something and it is not available. But .. How do you know they did not need it as well? How do you know they are hoarding? Maybe you need to look up hoarding. That word seems to be misused as much as bully. People do not even know what it means. Having a couple of bottles of cold meds is not hoarding. One person purchasing ALL of it every time it hits the shelves is hoarding. I usually keep some cold meds all the time because you never know when you will need it and it is good to have it on hand.
More people than you know have enough supplies in their home to get them through at least a month. Might not have everything they normally would or want but they could survive. Then you have some that could not get past 3-4 days. lol