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Toilet Paper Hoarding Continues as Australia Faces Coronavirus Outbreak

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2020-03-04 12:43:01 from the Always be prepared dept.

Australians are still going bonkers buying up toilet paper before the coronavirus hits [] and some people are then selling them online for a profit []. This behavior offers an intriguing insight into mob reactions of people when disaster strikes. Still staggering from horrendous bushfires and disasterous flooding, which is still ongoing, [] Australians now facing another immediate disaster are falling back to mob mentality copying those they see as leaders. People don't seem to understand why they are buying up toilet paper, only knowing that it is something they should do. In the meantime, stores have imposed buying limits and toilet paper heroes are keeping the paper mills running 24/7 to keep up with demand [].

Just when you thought Australia could not get any stranger.

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