COVID hoarding is pure selfishness

People like myself who are compromised have found it difficult to get a bottle of hand sanitizer.

COVID hoarding is pure selfishness

The Covid-19 virus is something that no one expected would ever happen. I keep myself very informed and take precautions as I am awaiting a heart transplant and thus I am compromised.

I want to express my strong disappointment in people who feel they need to stock up on things like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and now many other products. Seeing the store shelves empty and people walking out with carts full of these items is just wrong!

Did any of you think that our larger grocery stores all deliver? That the maximum isolation is normally two weeks? That by downloading a simple app you can have your items delivered to your door? In this way everyone would have access to these products without having to worry about mass shortages. Or ask a neighbour to pick up items should you need them if you are in isolation.

Did any of you think that with hoarding things like masks, sanitizer and isopropyl alcohol, that you have now endangered the lives of our health care workers? If they are compromised we will have less health care workers to assist those who are very ill from the virus. People like myself who are compromised have found it extremely difficult to get a bottle of hand sanitizer.

What is going on is pure selfishness. Just think of your community and those in it. Panic is not required. Look at Italy. No big stores there, they are mostly mom and pop stores. Yes, people may line up but it is civil and there are NO empty shelves.

Please people, look at alternatives before you think of stocking up. And think of the health care workers and seniors and people who have compromised systems before you load your cart up.

Lynda Gainor



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