Coronavirus: Australian Supermarkets Run Out Of Toilet Paper Amongst #ToiletPaperGate


I never thought I would be writing this post, but here I am. #ToiletPaperGate is apparently a real thing…

I never thought I would be writing a post about something so stupid, but here we are. Supermarkets around Australia are selling out of toilet paper due to diarrhoea becoming a symptom of Coronavirus. #ToiletPaperGate is a real thing, people!

Yes, Coronavirus is serious and over three thousand people have died. We feel for those people and their families. However, people are running to the supermarket to get toilet paper and the news coverage is crazy! Actually, this post was inspired by a post a friend of mine made on Facebook.

He could not believe how absurd it is that all the toilet paper is flying off the shelves. I can’t believe people fear getting the coronavirus and being isolated for two weeks. This is not the Sars epidemic, people! It’s unlikely you’re going to get the COVID-19! More people have recovered from the virus than those who have perished from it. Over 48,000 people have recovered of the 95,000 cases confirmed.

How To Fight The Coronavirus

As for those who are running around panicking, please stop and take into account what I’m telling you. All you need to do is to follow these steps to prevent the spread:

  1. Wash hands
  2. Cough into a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  3. If you have come into contact with someone with Coronavirus, isolate yourself for fourteen days and call a doctor.

As for the whole #ToiletPaperGate thing, this is not the war, everybody! Our toilet paper is Australian! Check the packaging before you buy!

This whole thing reminds me of something in a movie! You cannot make this #ToiletPaperGate thing up! Please don’t get offended by this post. This is just MY opinion! If the Coronavirus was killing people left, right, and centre than yeah, I’ll panic.

Some of Australia’s Views on #ToiletPaperGate

The image below is from the Studio 10 Facebook poll:

[Credit: Facebook – Studio 10]

As you can see, only two percent of people panic shopped toilet paper! The panel this morning couldn’t believe the extremes people were going to make money from this whole thing!

People have bought toilet paper and placed it for sale online for up to $1000! WTF?! This is like the rare collector’s items from Coles and Woolies all over again. The idiots who are doing this are just spooking others into handing over money.

Also, Woolies is putting limits on how much toilet paper people can buy at a time. This reminds me of the whole baby formula issue with Chinese parents stocking up on formula because the stuff from China isn’t good. I’m not racist, by the way, and it’s the truth. Just ask people who’ve tried to buy the stuff.

I’m also sure doomsday cults are having a field day with the hysteria.

About Author

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She now writes for FanSided and is loving it!

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