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Looks like Tesco don’t like their customers to have the choice of shopping elsewhere:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/14/tesco-stopped-rivals-opening-nearby-stores-watchdog...

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Experts believe the stockpiling of medicine and food in family homes 'may become rife' as people grow increasingly concerned about coronavirus disrupting British life.

Professor Chakraborty, said: 'One big opportunity for the supermarkets may be home delivery, where online grocery retailers could see a bonanza as consumers shy away from visiting stores and instead prefer to shop from the safety of their own homes.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8050747/Families-stockpiling-nappies-food-medicine-coronavi...

 

Among the essentials that worried families have been stockpiling include nappies, toilet roll, soup, tinned fruit, pet food, medicine, bottled water and wine.

Families are building up reserves to ensure their homes are 'fit for a pandemic' with some purchasing new chest freezers to fill with food and portable camp toilets to avoid sharing a loo if a relative tests positive for the killer virus.

 

It's getting closer......

Buxton on lockdown after holidaymaker brings coronavirus home: GP surgery shuts, primary school closes and residents are left too scared to go to the shops in Derbyshire after 'parent who stayed at Tenerife quarantine hotel' becomes latest confirmed case

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8050457/Primary-school-Derbyshire-closes-confirmed-corona...

 

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And of course... those people purchasing extra "large " freezers, and stockpiling food... are people who can afford to do so... which... will make shortages on the shelves and prices will rise... due to the shortages.. and those on low income will not be able to afford to buy enough to last them a week,... as they are able to do so, at present...

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And, to follow from @shutter 's comment, this 'panic' will cause even more panic - but the source is well known for inducing unneccesary panic and alarm - oh for the days when the 'news' was at least a little factual.

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My sister in France was telling me yesterday that her local Pharmacie is running out of face masks and has started to restrict sales. As for any price rises, if they even think about ramping them up the government is going to have to step in. The wealthy, the well heeled and the selfish will always do well of course as will any black market should it ever rear it's pig ugly head.

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Amazon ‘tells sellers to stop hiking up the price of coronavirus masks’

On Amazon’s marketplace forums, customers and sellers have been complaining about ‘price gouging’.

  

https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/27/amazon-tells-sellers-stop-hiking-prices-coronavirus-masks-12312191/

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8050587/Coronavirus-face-masks-selling-one-buy.html

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I've noted the prices of the filters (3M 6051 I think they are) for my facemask have gone up in price, which makes no sense, 'cos an organic vapour filter mask (aka one that deals with smelly smells that smell smelly) isn't going to filter out viruses, cos it's just a couple layers of HEPA filter media with activated carbon sandwiched between them... 🤣

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@Lægen wrote:

'One big opportunity for the supermarkets may be home delivery, where online grocery retailers could see a bonanza as consumers shy away from visiting stores and instead prefer to shop from the safety of their own homes.

 

Families are building up reserves to ensure their homes are 'fit for a pandemic' with some purchasing  portable camp toilets to avoid sharing a loo if a relative tests positive for the killer virus.

 


 

 

Was it brilliant forward planning, or just fortuitous !

Last year we had our bathroom remodelled, so for the few days it would be out of action, with water stopped, we purchased a portable camping toilet, along with baby wipes & hand sanitizer !

Along with bottled water.

As for food, checkout the first few posts in this thread......

 

Face masks, though ineffective against virus's, we bought some ages ago to wear whilst emptying our bagless vacuum clean cleaners.

 

The best defence is, of course, self isolation, and "Happy Birthday" hand washing.

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@Lægen wrote:


 

 

Was it brilliant forward planning, or just fortuitous !

Last year we had our bathroom remodelled, so for the few days it would be out of action, with water stopped, we purchased a portable camping toilet, along with baby wipes & hand sanitizer !

Along with bottled water.

 


Another solution would be multiple bathrooms / ensuites, with water only 'stopped' in the bathroom being worked on.  Roll_eyes

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@Lægen wrote:

Face masks, though ineffective against virus's, we bought some ages ago to wear whilst emptying our bagless vacuum clean cleaners.


 

[Smug Mode: Enable]

 

Makes me glad I use bagged vacuum cleaners, all dust contained within the bag, just pop it out and toss it out, no mushroom clouds of dust to contend with... 😁

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@Lægen 

Going to hate myself for asking, but with your toilet out of commission what did you do with your, ahem, 'evacuations.'

And what happened those wet wipes... after use of course.

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@Minivanman  We hate you for asking also.Embarrassed

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@Minivanman wrote:

And what happened those wet wipes... after use of course.


 

Well, Northumbrian Water insist that you "Bin the Wipe!", so, I'd assume that...... 💩

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@twocvbloke 

Talking of which, in China enoki are sometimes known as 'see-you-tomorrow mushrooms' because of their tendency to come out of the digestive process whole.

It's good to know these things. 😛

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@RobPN wrote:


Another solution would be multiple bathrooms / ensuites, with water only 'stopped' in the bathroom being worked on.  Roll_eyes


 

The bathroom now has its own stop valve, as part of the remodelling.