In an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) is recommending that everyone washes their hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

What happens when stores run out of hand sanitizer? Should Americans be concerned if the shelves in stores where they shop are starting to empty with essentials items like hand sanitizer, bottled water, and um—toilet paper?

Apparently, a top priority for citizens around the world who are in fear of a coronavirus pandemic isn’t food or water, it’s a strong supply of toilet paper.

According to the Daily Mail, some of the larger stores have already begun rationing certain items (like toilet paper).

Stores have begun to ration water, rice and hand sanitizer and toilet paper, as shelves across the United States are cleared by shoppers stocking up amid the outbreak.

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Kroger Co., the nation’s biggest independent grocer with more than 2,700 stores, is placing limits on the number of certain products that customers buy as its shelves are cleared by people doing heavy stocking in preparation for any spread of the virus.

Two crazy videos below show Costco shoppers loading up on what has suddenly become coveted rolls of toilet paper.

‘Due to high demand and to support all customers, we will be limiting the number of sanitization, cold and flu-related products to 5 each per order. Your order may be modified at the time of pickup or delivery,’ the company said on its website.

So, what happens in stores that don’t have limits on toilet paper? Is it up to store employees to police their shoppers and keep them from harming each other when panicked shoppers can’t get their hands on a single package of toilet paper?

It’s hard to tell what triggered the altercation at a local Target store in Australia, between an elderly woman and a middle-aged woman, but the younger woman who was seen wrestling with the elderly woman doesn’t seem to be satisfied with her cart that’s filled with toilet paper, as she wrestled the elderly woman for the last package. Target employees were forced to jump in to defend the elderly woman.

What about the hoarders who fill their carts with every last roll of toilet paper, leaving other shoppers emptyhanded? In the case of an Australian mother-daughter duo shopping in a grocery store, that’s exactly what happened.

Watch, as the unbelievable brawl breaks out between 3 women over toilet paper!

The tweet below shows a local Australian news station reporting on the panic over the need for toilet paper. The tweet reads: 2020 what a year for Australia: From January Bushfires to February Floods and now we have March Toilet paper madness

After watching these videos, one might believe the secret to the cure for the coronavirus lies locked inside a package of toilet paper!

A little humanity and kindness can go a long way in these situations.

 

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