(Tea Party 247) – Worldwide panic over the coronavirus is reaching a fever pitch. People in the United Kingdom are apparently “panic buying” things like hand sanitizer, toilet paper and medicine. Some industry experts believe it’s only a matter of time before people start panic buying groceries and self-isolating causing food shortages and general chaos.
Summit News reports:
Former Tesco supply chain director Bruno Monteyne warns that a large scale outbreak of coronavirus in the UK could lead to “food riots,” requiring the army to be used to guard supermarkets.
Monteyne said that supermarkets would have to resort to drastic measures and revert to “feed the nation status” under a worse case scenario.
He also cautioned that grocery stores would have trouble stocking shelves and delivering goods if their employees decided to self-isolate.
“Yes, it will be chaotic (and expect pictures of empty shelves),” wrote Mr Monteyne, “but the industry will reduce complexity to keep the country fed.”
He said that the army may need to be drafted in to guard stores and prevent disorder.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “confident” food supplies would not run out and that there was “absolutely no need” to panic-buy.
Hancock also claimed that supermarkets could deliver food to coronavirus patients who had self-isolated, although this claim was immediately put in doubt by one supermarket executive, who said he was “baffled” by the suggestion.
“Matt Hancock has totally made up what he said about working with supermarkets. We haven’t heard anything from government directly,” the executive said, adding, “I’m not sure the government can guarantee all food supply ian [sic] all instances.”
A source at another supermarket told the BBC that there had been no detailed planning involving government departments about “ensuring uninterrupted food supplies.”
Panic buying continued across the UK today, with supermarket shelves of goods like hand sanitizer, toilet paper and medicine.
The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has now reached 163, with two deaths.
This is complete lunacy and we can expect to see much of the same madness right here in the United States if people aren’t able to control their knee-jerk reactions to news about the coronavirus spreading.
Everyone is freaking out over the coronavirus but here are some facts straight from the CDC on the fast-spreading influenza virus: in the US, since October 1, 2019, there have been 34,000,000-49,000,000 cases of the flu with 20,000-52,000 deaths. Now, compare that with the 164 cases of coronavirus and the 11 subsequent deaths. Why isn’t there mass hysteria over the influenza virus which, by the way, has symptoms worse than that of the coronavirus and a much, much higher mortality rate?
There are not even 200 cases of the coronavirus in the UK and people are in an absolute panic mass panic buying things. It’s silliness.
When are people going to wake up and stop buying into the propaganda being spread by irresponsible leftist media outlets who are literally looking to cause widespread chaos? A world in chaos is the only way the globalist agenda will come to fruition and here we are feeding right into it.
Everyone needs to take a deep breath and realize that just because a virus has an official name does not mean it’s cause for mass panic and chaos.