Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is with all the toilet paper hoarding going on in Utah with the coronavirus? How is that supposed to prevent them from getting it? I genuinely don't understand the logic behind this and feel like I'm missing something.
-My Name Here
I think the idea is that that way they can barricade themselves in their homes and not have to go out in public to potentially be exposed to the coronavirus. If they have a supply of all the essentials (food, water, toilet paper, soap, etc.), they won't have to leave their house and possibly come in contact with a sick person. But you're right, I think it's weird and apocalyptic thinking, and all the hoarding is creating real problems. If you buy out all the soap from your grocery store, you're not leaving any for anyone else, and then they're more likely to get sick and infect other people, thus creating a bigger problem. If you steal masks from hospitals, healthcare workers won't have any to use when they're dealing with actually sick people, thus creating a bigger problem. My message for anyone reading this is, don't hoard stuff and calm down. We're fine, and we'll be fine, as long as you don't contribute to an atmosphere of panic by acting like doomsday preppers.
And in case you're interested, here's an article that talks about why people are stockpiling toilet paper.
-guppy of doom
It's obvious, they lack common sense.