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The panic buying without any logic

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Peter Miller09/03/2020 11:57:00
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A club member has just been telling me that Tescos had to bringing emergency supplies of toilet rolls in the night because of the panic buying.

I am trying to work out why and I think that I have found the answer.

People are panic buying because of the Corona Virus. They are too stupid to realise that it is a flu type virus and not a gastric virus. i.e it is NOT the Noro Virus but a different one.

And the Noro virus only lasts a couple of days or so so they will now have loo rolls to last the next 10 years even if they got the NORO virus.

Of course no aeromodeller would be dim enough not to realise this but I thought that you would all like a good laugh.

Cuban809/03/2020 12:26:20
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To hell with it, I'm going to live dangerously so I bought a pack of Corona beers from Lidl's this morning, plenty in stock - yes bog rolls in short supply, only half a dozen or so left on the pallet so the idiots have been at work. Think I might panic buy a nice Saito petrol fourstroke, one of the big ARTF warbirds and another set of Permagrits - just in case...............wink

Got bored with politics in the media so they move on to the floods, get bored with that and move on to the Royalty soap opera..........get bored with that and now its Corona for a while. What next? signals from SETI sparks alien invasion terror? Sun to swell to red giant in 5 billion years and will engulf Earth?

 

 

Edited By Cuban8 on 09/03/2020 12:34:48

Don Fry09/03/2020 12:44:26
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Prime ministerial gynaecology fantasies?

Jon - Laser Engines09/03/2020 12:53:02
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Its a global problem apparently. I have friends in the USA and Japan with both reporting panic buying of bog roll. There was also a video posted of a fight breaking out in an Australian store as someone was stripping the entire shelf and refusing to let anyone else have any at all.

I dont get it. Of all the things to stockpile, why bog roll?

kevin b09/03/2020 13:13:06
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Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 09/03/2020 12:53:02:

Its a global problem apparently. I have friends in the USA and Japan with both reporting panic buying of bog roll. There was also a video posted of a fight breaking out in an Australian store as someone was stripping the entire shelf and refusing to let anyone else have any at all.

I dont get it. Of all the things to stockpile, why bog roll?

See Venesula for details. wink 2

I usually buy mine in bulk anyway (cheaper). Got mine at Xmas.

Just remind me. How many people on the planet die of Flu each year ?

Nature is just trying to do its job. It has a tough time with the balancing act and we don't help.

paul d09/03/2020 13:13:07
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My thoughts exactly Jon, my local has also sold out of dry pasta, some people must have very bland diets.

Peter Miller09/03/2020 13:20:58
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I did see that 1,250,000 (One a quarter million) people die from flu each year.

THree people,already ill, have died in the UK!

Ye Gods!!! the population will be decimated in a week!!!

Martin Harris09/03/2020 13:22:19
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Luckily I can't stand pasta and if the worst comes to the worst, a clubmate is in the process of installing a Japanese toilet which finishes the business for you with various warm water and air treatments with added fragrances...he may find people "just happening to pass his house" on a regular basis if the horders don't see sense and the Daily Mirror et al go to on-line publishing only...

Martin Harris09/03/2020 13:23:54
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Posted by Peter Miller on 09/03/2020 13:20:58:

I did see that 1,250,000 (One a quarter million) people die from flu each year.

THree people,already ill, have died in the UK!

Ye Gods!!! the population will be decimated in a week!!!

A possible hidden benefit is that the increased awareness of infection control may limit the spread of flu this year...

Ray Wood 409/03/2020 13:25:24
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Hi All,

I'm hoping to be isolated in my workshop for a couple of weeks I have plenty of balsa & glue, I'll survive......

Tesco's @ West Malling has plenty of loo rolls !!

Regards Ray

Broken Prop09/03/2020 13:41:49
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Thanks Martin, I had forgotten the joys of newspaper loo sheets. Sitting there reading all the news and then putting the paper to good use afterwards. Brilliant!

I'm off to cut up an few sheets and thread them on a piece of string. Mind you the nostalgia won't be complete unless I can simulate the outside toilet that we had in days of yore.

Where's that club hammer?

smile p

ken anderson.09/03/2020 13:52:36
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someone coughing and sneezing in the pub at the weekend …..we've all been quarantined for 2 weeks...see you when we get out....hic,sneeze and cough.

also people down south people wearing masks,……..up in the north east people are licking handrails to get 2 weeks off work...

ken anderson...ne...1..corona dept.

alan p09/03/2020 13:53:58
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Hi Broken prop

Don't forget the ink on newspaper in days of yore was made to stay on the paper. Modern inks seem to transfer to what they happen to be in contact with, which ever part of your anatomy is in closest contact disgust embarrassed

john stones 109/03/2020 13:58:57
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I set a model up using a Corona servo, wash your hands after reading this.

Adrian Smith 109/03/2020 13:59:37
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My reaction to all this is, just in case I don't have long left on the planet if I contract some incurable virus, is to buy a top of the range Hacker electric motor (100cc) . The only downside is it's cost me more than 2 weeks ago because the pound has collapsed against the euro crying.

Not worried about bog paper as I have bidet! cheeky

Broken Prop09/03/2020 14:00:16
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Ooh err. Still, if it is page 3 of the Sun......

Edited By Broken Prop on 09/03/2020 14:01:31

eflightray09/03/2020 14:16:43
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America has also seen a big increase in the sale of ammunition since February. They probably expect people to turn in to zombies.

Or has it already happened wink

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Bucksboy09/03/2020 14:50:03
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There was a Doctor/Government spokesman on the news last week, last year 18,000 people died of flu in the UK last year. People need to look at this with a bit of perspective.

Gary Manuel09/03/2020 15:04:39
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Posted by Bucksboy on 09/03/2020 14:50:03:

There was a Doctor/Government spokesman on the news last week, last year 18,000 people died of flu in the UK last year. People need to look at this with a bit of perspective.

Here's some perspective.... Death rate of flu is around 0.1%. Death rate of Covid-19 is around 2%. That's 20 times higher. 20 x 18,000 = 360,000. That's over a third of a million people who could die in the UK by the end of the year if this really takes hold.

Time to do something drastic. Me? I'm going to put the kettle on.

john stones 109/03/2020 15:16:29
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Perspective ?

Oooh it might affect me ?

Figures abound on mortality rates, many we could do more on, meh it'll cost us money.

Meantime the masses are out there mingling providing our, stuff. Some may be unlucky and catch it, lets hope they qualify for sick pay.

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