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2 years 5 months ago #5148 by Juzzie
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Deep fried Bog roll!? who knows...
With a large number of virus cases being asymptomatic, there is a good chance the "hims" are irrelivant.
Also, with this in mind, the fatality rate gets revised down somewhat.

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2 years 5 months ago #5154 by Simomax
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Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51787238

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2 years 5 months ago #5155 by Simomax
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Coronavirus cases in UK jump to 273 in largest single-day increase to date:
www.independent.co.uk/news/health/corona...update-a9385326.html

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2 years 5 months ago #5156 by FSM19
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Panic buying stupidity. Don't people realise that supermarkets don't keep large stocks of anything in storage on site, it is too expensive. Many products are delivered on a daily basis. Supermarkets run a computer based replenishment system based on what goes out through the checkouts. They have established restocking schemes with variable response times based on previous experience. Some products are held in the companies' own warehouses, others come from manufacturers' distribution centres, and in some cases there are specialist distributors which deal in particular commodities for a range of sources and outlets (e.g. wines, spirits etc). For some products it may take several weeks to replenish if there is excessive buying. I have worked for three large retail companies, Tesco, Thresher & Sainsbury. Changes to people's purchasing practices cause immense headaches, a simple example is runs on products because of food programmes such as Ready Steady Cook, an item gets mentioned on TV and suddenly everybody wants it. A classic was the late Terry Wogan, who periodically mentioned Pinot Grigio, to the extent that Threshers were selling enormous quantities equal to Pinot Grigio accounting for 50% of the wine leaving many branches, in the summer I was at one point selling 40-50 cases a week! Unless the supply chain are very sharp there will be massive headaches when they try to replace stock. I repeat there is no need to panic buy, it doesn't help anyone.

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2 years 5 months ago #5157 by Simomax
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My wife is assistant manager to a small supermarket. What we call a 'convenience store' here in the UK. Over the past few days, on and off they have had a run on people buying up items like bog roll, baby wipes and hand sanitizer etc. It is mainly bog roll and hand sanitizer that has been bought but very few bought actual soap.
So far, it is unbeknownst to all intelligent life what these people are doing with so much bog roll!
I could understand an influx of people starting to prepare and stock up on food and supplies but from my uinderstanding, what people are buying up are very non essential to either fighting the spread of virus or to quarantine yourself for a time, except for hand sanitizer, I'll let them have that one. Its just nuts!
And agreed FSM19, if people just bought 'one of....' when they did their regular shopping, situations like you suggest would be greatly reduced.
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2 years 5 months ago #5159 by Sonarflash
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Today, March 8, Sunday. I was at a ham radio course. I'm blind. My bud took me to the grocery store after the course. He commented that the toilet paper aisle shelves were bare. How stupid can people get? Bleach might be a more sensible purchase. This constant e-mail about "Bog rolls" and runs on toilet paper makes me wonder if people have their heads up their asses?

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