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What did you buy to prepare for the virus?

Masks/Gloves
Sterilizer/Soap/Disinfectants
Extra water/food
Paper Towels/Toilet Paper
Nothing. It's just the flu, bro!

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2020, 11:42:09 AM »
Purell or any hand sanitizer for that matter is gone from just about everywhere, no local stores have it and I couldn't find it anywhere online. This is getting crazier and crazier.

Although I did find this  :o https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/04/hand-sanitizer-recipe-purell-shortage-2020-coronavirus-prevention/4947807002/
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2020, 11:45:28 AM »
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2020, 11:48:32 AM »
How do I fix my poll entry. I put in an entry as I was headed to Costco and Target, but couldn't find what I was going to buy.... Never saw so many low- to no- stock areas in Costco.
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2020, 11:50:04 AM »
Figured we were in 24 and they were going to go after the water too.
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2020, 12:02:05 PM »
Didn't they already say not to get masks? I heard they are practically useless in this case, and you are only taking away from stock the medical facilities need.

They can't be practically useless, and taking away from those that need them (simple contradiction).
In fact, even the simplest masks are not useless, plenty of studies prove that. And if you can get N95 masks they are very good if fitted properly.

The idea that buying from retail stores like home depot for personal use is taking away from the medical facilities is a dumb assumption and also shows how poor the preparations have been on a national level.

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2020, 12:04:40 PM »
Didn't they already say not to get masks? I heard they are practically useless in this case, and you are only taking away from stock the medical facilities need.
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2020, 12:19:19 PM »
They can't be practically useless, and taking away from those that need them (simple contradiction).
In fact, even the simplest masks are not useless, plenty of studies prove that. And if you can get N95 masks they are very good if fitted properly.

The idea that buying from retail stores like home depot for personal use is taking away from the medical facilities is a dumb assumption and also shows how poor the preparations have been on a national level.
First of all, it's not a contradiction at all. All the medical facilities that needed them before, still need them now, unrelated to this. So it's completely possible for them to be needed for surgeons and doctors performing procedures but be ineffective for this virus. I'll try to find the source for it, but I believe I heard that these do nothing to prevent you from getting it, it only help prevent people who already have it from spreading it. Yes, buying them en mass definitely creates a shortage. I saw somewhere (I'll edit with link if I can find source in a bit) that medical facilities are asking manufacturers to fill their orders first as there is a shortage. Not sure why this concept doesn't make sense. Huge surge in demand typically means a decline in supply especially when manufacturers of said item may be in places that aren't operating due to the very reason these masks are being purchased to begin with.


ETA: Quick google search backs up pretty much all that info with multiple links, many quoting the CDC and WHO.
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