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Clarepwheatley Fri 28-Feb-20 21:04:49

Is anyone stock piling yet for coronavirus. I got a few bottles of Calpol this afternoon and some ibuprofen but wondering if I should stock kitchen cupboards. Daily Mail is getting me into a panic !!

purplerainred Fri 28-Feb-20 21:05:57

You should probably stop reading the daily mail not just because of its fear lingering for coronavirus.

Wolfiefan Fri 28-Feb-20 21:06:20

YABU for making any decisions based on what the Daily Fail prints. hmm

Sweetpea84 Fri 28-Feb-20 21:07:48

No bloody hand gel anywhere all sold out. I got some extra meds today just in case but that’s all.

DontCallMeDarling Fri 28-Feb-20 21:10:50

I was talking to a Biochemist today and he said the hand gels are useless and people should concentrate on washing their hands. Once I stopped and thought about it I realised of course it's in the name - antibacterial gel - covid-19 is a virus!!!!

Honestly, the papers are feeding us complete nonsense.

RunningAwaywiththeCircus Fri 28-Feb-20 21:11:41

It kills viruses too if it’s more than 60% alcohol.

Biancadelrioisback Fri 28-Feb-20 21:11:50

I've got plenty of handwash etc but will be buying some more cupboard food on the off chance we have to self isolate. DSs best friend has just come back from Italy over half term and they have now self isolated so I'm just preparing.

DontCallMeDarling Fri 28-Feb-20 21:16:36

@RunningAwaywiththeCircus let's hope the ones people have bought are alcohol-based then!

ByeMF Fri 28-Feb-20 21:16:38

Soap. Loo roll. Tinned food. Pasta. Gin. Tea bags. Long life milk. Chocolate. Paracetamol. Flour. Eggs. Yeast. Anything you can't live without for two weeks just in case you get ill or need to self isolate.
Honestly, it's just good sense. I was poorly a couple of weeks ago but already had everything I needed to last me and the kids for a few days.

Darbs76 Fri 28-Feb-20 21:17:32

Not based on daily mail but I’m going to buy a few extra’s. Got some long life milk for my tea yesterday, 6L cartons! I’m going to buy some extra bread for freezer and more pasta. We have had to stop people returning to work from holiday, and they are in self quarantine. I really do feel that it might be possible that people might need to self quarantine. I work in a public building which has people from all over the world, already we have had someone be admitted for testing. If positive then building will be closed

Superduper13 Fri 28-Feb-20 21:22:58

I’m a single parent so stocked up with a few things today in case we need to self isolate. Tinned soup/ pasta/ beans/ tinned fruit , pasta, dried noodles and rice, part baked rolls/‘long life wraps, long life milk, pasta sauces, biscuits (of course!) and a few other bits and pieces. I’ll get some freezer stuff another day. I’m not a worrier but I just want to have a small stockpile in a self isolate situation. If it comes to nothing then there’s nothing I wouldn’t use anyway so nothing will go to waste.

Superduper13 Fri 28-Feb-20 21:23:29

Oh and coffee of course!

Sweetpea84 Fri 28-Feb-20 21:25:16

Ok I’m going to get some extra bits like pasta tomorrow it will get eaten regardless.

xcess2184 Fri 28-Feb-20 21:26:30

Imagine, the panic that encourages stockpiling is what some people in poverty live with every day. The worry that you won't be able to feed yourself or your family.

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-20 21:29:10

Can anyone explain why and what I need to stockpile?

dalmatianmad Fri 28-Feb-20 21:34:47

I'm so confused, why are people doing this?
You're more at risk of the flu than coronavirus.
Even if you have to self isolate then someone can drop shopping off on your doorstep, the media is making people so scared.
Lets all be sensible here hmm

FlamingoAndJohn Fri 28-Feb-20 21:35:17

Can anyone explain why and what I need to stockpile?

I was thinking about this today.
It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that a town might become quarantined. Then nothing would be able to come in or go out. Panic buying would ensue and there would be nothing in the shops.
Equally, you might be in a situation where you need to self isolate for two weeks. This isn’t so bad because online deliveries could still drop it on the doorstep or friends could help out. But I’m willing to be if there is a case in your town that panic buying will happen.

RocketFire Fri 28-Feb-20 21:35:57

ive bought a thermometer!

and some new pj's

FlamingoAndJohn Fri 28-Feb-20 21:36:58

As it is, I’ve always got at least two weeks worth of food in the house. I use non dairy milk and the milk man brings the bread (I know).
So I’ll not be panic buying.

GoodDogBellaBoo Fri 28-Feb-20 21:37:24

@Darbs76 once opened they only last for a few weeks though, from what I understand? Will buy some myself though.

Figgygal Fri 28-Feb-20 21:38:07

No I’m not
Ridiculous scaremongering

speakout Fri 28-Feb-20 21:40:33

OH and I bought 12 bottles of Corona beer in our coop-they were on special offer.

gonetoget Fri 28-Feb-20 21:40:55

It seems never ending this siege mentality. Stocking piling for Brexit, stockpiling for corona virus.
Starting to think Brexit and covid 19 was invented by Unilever or whoever makes pot noodles.

RhodaCamel Fri 28-Feb-20 21:42:01

I’ve been buying a few extra bits for weeks now. Dried milk, big bags of pasta and rice, lots of tinned stuff, extra frozen bits etc. Even got 90 loo rolls off Groupon delivered yesterday!! Everyone thinks I’m mad but at the end of the day it’s all stuff we use anyhow so it won’t go to waste.

hazeyjane Fri 28-Feb-20 21:42:25

We have ds's meds in, and food/supplies in case we have to stay in for 2 weeks. Made sure my mums feezer is full. We always have a hospital grab bag because ds's complex needs has meant a few emergency trips.

Dh's work went through a coronavirus protocol that included the possibility of closure and discussed home quarantines, so it seemed sensible.

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