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19 hours ago, fools said:

Why are the people who prepare for the inevitable being castigated?   "Greedy, selfish, idiots" etc. You are probably doing the same.

 

Every single visit to the supermarket increases your risk of being infected, or passing on the infection.  Any vaccine is at least a year away. The vulnerable are being advised to isolate for 12 weeks, and everyone is being told to avoid all unnecessary human contact.

 

If you are in a financial position to do so, you'd be stupid to not fill up your trolley in order to limit your risk of dying prematurely. Who are we to judge other peoples trolley contents, they could be buying for 10 people, or have IBS.

 

Any ire should be saved for the supply chain, and the retail outlets, empty shelves increases anxiety. We are told there is plenty of food, plenty of toilet roll, so why isn't it on the shelves.

 

Limiting opening times and rationing essentials to silly levels increases the risk to everyone. They should be expanding opening times if anything, to spread out the influx of customers.

 

£30 a day limit is a ridiculous idea, as is no trolleys -  family of 4, you are going to have to go shopping 200 times a year with such a limit.

 

 

 

You have just voiced one of the many strange anomalies of the advice being given to the public which is confusing people 

As I've said before it doesn't add up. Something's wrong somewhere.

5 minutes ago, makapaka said:

I think there needs to be some considered thought here.

 

there have been instances of panic buying all over the world - but it isn’t happening in Lombardy - where hundreds of people are dying each day.

 

We are used to eating what we want - when we want. so we have a fridge full of food but fancy a curry so buy one on way home. 

How many of us have had stuff in freezer for so long we forgot when we bought it? Use it.

 

Just be sensible - the only chance of you not been able to get food is if demand outstrips supply - so if you’ve got stuff in - eat that. 
 

If you’re running short - go the shops.

 

The empty shelves are a stress for everyone. We don’t need to have them if we are sensible.

 

come on folks - we need to use our noodle.

 

 

 

I agree with this, and I'd have thought everybody would've got enough by now. Still can't understand the fixation with toilet rolls....

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13 minutes ago, Anna B said:

You have just voiced one of the many strange anomalies of the advice being given to the public which is confusing people 

As I've said before it doesn't add up. Something's wrong somewhere.

I agree with this, and I'd have thought everybody would've got enough by now. Still can't understand the fixation with toilet rolls....

You’ve got to go somewhere to get food tho.

 

it has to be the supermarket - if they said don’t go out to buy food from supermarkets the immediate question would be - where do i get it from then?

 

We can only limit contact - we can’t prevent it entirely unfortunately.

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1 minute ago, makapaka said:

You’ve got to go somewhere to get food tho.

 

it has to be the supermarket - if they said don’t go out to buy food from supermarkets the immediate question would be - where do i get it from then?

 

We can only limit contact - we can’t prevent it entirely unfortunately.

Cause a panic with the help of the media, then bring in Draconian laws to deal with it - going through parliament Monday.

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4 hours ago, fools said:

This isn't the 17th century, we've got freezers, tins, jars, dried food, all last ages. Adapt or die.

If you think all the people are out buying that kind of thing in bulk then your even more delusional than I thought.

3 hours ago, makapaka said:

You’ve got to go somewhere to get food tho.

 

it has to be the supermarket - if they said don’t go out to buy food from supermarkets the immediate question would be - where do i get it from then?

 

We can only limit contact - we can’t prevent it entirely unfortunately.

No ones saying don’t go, they are saying buy sensibly when you do.

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Just been to Aldi at Handsworth, normal service has resumed.  No probs at all.  

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11 hours ago, Anna B said:

Cause a panic with the help of the media, then bring in Draconian laws to deal with it - going through parliament Monday.

The government have said time and again that there are no shortages and that the public should shop as normal.  So, how have they caused this panic?

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11 hours ago, Anna B said:

Cause a panic with the help of the media, then bring in Draconian laws to deal with it - going through parliament Monday.

Which is almost the same as what happened when Labour bought in draconian so called anti-terrorism laws after the 911 panic,

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1 hour ago, PRESLEY said:

Just been to Aldi at Handsworth, normal service has resumed.  No probs at all.  

I've been to the one on Flora street.  The only thing they didn't have was anti-bacterial wipes.

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1 hour ago, Agent Orange said:

The government have said time and again that there are no shortages and that the public should shop as normal.  So, how have they caused this panic?

As I said earlier, the government could reduce this panic buying significantly if they announced that shopping for food (and the supply chain to the food shops) will not, under any circumstances, be disrupted. And they'd just be stating the obvious there because it cannot be disrupted almost no matter what the reason. We all have to eat, if we don't eat it won't be  a 1% death rate it'll be 100%.....

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1 hour ago, jane2008 said:

I've been to the one on Flora street.  The only thing they didn't have was anti-bacterial wipes.

I don't think these can be found anywhere currently- pretty much comes in/goes out or suppliers cannot get for whatever reason.

...people be scrubbing their own kids down..😀

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3 hours ago, PRESLEY said:

Just been to Aldi at Handsworth, normal service has resumed.  No probs at all.  

We need more posts and pics like this circulated.  One pic of empty shelves and people can't help themselves but go out and panic buy.

 

Daily Mail today:
 

Shoppers in desperate hunt for paracetamol as supermarkets and chemists run out

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8142081/Shoppers-desperate-hunt-paracetamol-supermarkets-chemists-run-out.html

The government should force that rag to be closed for the duration.  

Edited by alchresearch

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2 hours ago, jane2008 said:

I've been to the one on Flora street.  The only thing they didn't have was anti-bacterial wipes.

The butcher's in Hillsborough seemed well stocked when I walked past, the green grocer too, plus Heron's seemed to have most stuff. The other day we needed some milk and the local shop on Oughtibridge had some. I suspect it's the large supermarkets which are the worst affected. Lesson, use smaller shops......

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