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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 #90 on: March 09, 2020, 09:28:43 AM »

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #91 on: March 09, 2020, 10:31:15 AM »
It was available? For how much
What I saw was $113 for one bottle Sold by Amazon. Amazon should shut them down for price gouging.
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #92 on: March 09, 2020, 10:37:57 AM »
What I saw was $113 for one bottle Sold by Amazon. Amazon should shut them down for price gouging.
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #93 on: March 11, 2020, 07:49:30 PM »
New Utrecht Pharmacy in Brooklyn
has 8 ounce hand sanitizers (own label) for $6.99 1 per customer  
Address is 4624 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2020, 12:13:17 AM »
And now there’s a run on bottled water. Insane!!

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2020, 12:15:21 AM »
Thanx Dan for posting all the sales on Kleenex. We should be stocked to last through this...

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #96 on: March 12, 2020, 12:34:11 AM »
And now there’s a run on bottled water. Insane!!
Can someone explain the bottled water craze to me?
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #97 on: March 12, 2020, 12:40:56 AM »
Can someone explain the bottled water craze to me?
A few people start hoarding it & everyone panics that there will be a shortage. Or perhaps people are afraid tap water can get contaminated. Probably the former

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #98 on: March 12, 2020, 12:48:07 AM »
It’s more than water everything is running off the shelf
Depends on what.  A lot of products or ingredients and packaging. Comes from China.  No containers are leaving China now.
Frozen fruit. Frozen veg.  Frozen Flounder fish  this are already short supply.
Have family in the food industry..
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #99 on: March 12, 2020, 12:51:47 AM »
No charmin toilet paper available to ship on Amazon target or Walmart. Has this county gone insane?

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2020, 01:08:00 AM »
Interesting to watch the percentage of people that voted no change over time.

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2020, 01:43:18 AM »
Can someone explain the bottled water craze to me?

I don’t want to sound xenophobic or racist, but in my personal observation, the panic buying starts with people from foreign countries where food shortages are not uncommon, like China. Panicked that it will be like their home country, they come into Costco and stock up on rice in a panic, followed by water and other essentials. Other people observe this and panic too, or panic that there will be nothing left, so they also begin to stock up. This infectious behavior is then touted by the media which helps spread the panic even more.

So essentially, there are two viruses. One medical virus and one panic virus. The fact is that it’s very unsettling to see that not a single website online or store in your neighborhood has any hand sanitizer, Clorox, or other items left. That alone causes panic.

But why stop there? What if everyone rushes the banks worried about a financial collapse like the Great Depression? Shouldn’t we quickly get our cash out now while we can? Shouldn’t we buy gold? What if the power grid goes off? Shouldn’t we stock up on generators and batteries? What if we can’t obtain medicine? What about a zombie apocalypse?

The first thing we need to do is stop the damn panic.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2020, 01:50:23 AM by zale »

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2020, 02:10:27 AM »
Interesting to watch the percentage of people that voted no change over time.
how do you change the vote? i really do admit to thinking @yuneeq was being way too agitated of this whole situation couple of weeks ago...  #eatingcrow
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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #103 on: March 12, 2020, 02:12:41 AM »
how do you change the vote? i really do admit to thinking @yuneeq was being way too agitated of this whole situation couple of weeks ago...  #eatingcrow

TBH I was pretty embarrassed to start this thread at the time, but wanted to help get rid of the stigma, and get people to prepare even if meant getting embarrassed a bit.

Will reset the voting, not like the results won't be obvious. Attaching previous results for posterity.

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Re: Prepping for COVID-19
« Reply #104 on: March 12, 2020, 02:34:36 AM »
i really do admit to thinking @yuneeq was being way too agitated of this whole situation couple of weeks ago...  #eatingcrow
IDK, I'm not yet fully convinced that the root problem here is really the virus itself rather than the hysteria generated by people like @yuneeq ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Hopefully we never find out...