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떡볶이Dan

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2020.03.16 09:31
Many people on this app question why people in the West are panic buying toilet roll so I will try to explain this issue for you.

Firstly, most of us in the West are well aware that toilet roll is not a necessary item to stock up on at this time, however it is a minority few who purchase multiple packs that are causing the shortage.

Secondly, psychology experts stated that in times of general panic, human beings innately become drawn to products that are both long life and large in size as things that are bigger must be more important in times of a crisis. Therefore it is a subconscious urge within people telling them to buy toilet roll even if it is not important at all.

Honestly though it is ridiculous the levels to which people are panic buying nowadays. People need to stop being selfish and think about others. Many people can’t get access to basic necessities due to your greed and you should be ashamed of your self-centred actions
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  • IRIS 2020.03.16 09:37

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    but why doesnt everyone in western so willing to wear mask,in fact ,in is really important to protect health
  • 떡볶이Dan 2020.03.16 09:39

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    @IRIS If you check one of my recent posts I addressed this issue! It’s not due to ignorance, it’s a combination of two factors; 1: we are sold out of masks and have been for over a month now 2: due to the shortage only those who are sick wear them as the mask traps their coughs and sneezes inside of the mask limiting the spread of germs
  • Rayon_vert 2020.03.16 09:43

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    https://www.econotimes.com/Theres-plenty-of-toilet-paper-in-the-US--so-why-are-people-hoarding-it-1576910 I think it is a kind of psychological reason
  • Haru 2020.03.16 09:44

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    That happened here in Japan as well, and there's still a lack of papers.
  • 떡볶이Dan 2020.03.16 09:45

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    @Rayon_vert The zero risk bias is an interesting and true analysis of the situation! Thank you for sharing this article 🙂
  • IRIS 2020.03.16 09:45

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    @떡볶이Dan i think people should aware the virus is aggressive and has a latency period, even if the latency period is contagious, people should not together. hope the world will be fine
  • Yu 2020.03.16 09:51

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    They make fun of Asians wearing masks they don't have and wear masks Assault, racism They shouldn't And now there are many infections in Italy the world says pray for Italy ?? Haha It's kinda true is Korea's low reputation
  • 王蓉Rena 2020.03.16 09:53

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    The underlying question is why they are panic buying toilet paper but not face masks or food supplies which is clearly the right choice when you are expecting to face a contagious disease?
  • Sora 2020.03.16 09:54

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    It makes much more sense after reading this. Thank you.
  • 떡볶이Dan 2020.03.16 09:57

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    @Yu No one here laughs at people wearing masks. People just assume we aren’t wearing masks in some sort of protest against others. But no simply there are not enough masks to go around so most people have 0 masks at home. Even if they wanted to wear a mask they can’t. If masks were readily available here in the UK then I can promise you that most people would wear them. Actually none of my Korean friends here in Brighton even have masks because the supply is so low so it’s not just Western people not wearing them, most people from Asia who reside here can’t wear them either. Regarding racism, that did definitely become an issue at the start of the outbreak because some people are unfortunately simple-minded. But now that Europe is the new epicentre of the outbreak, racism towards people from Asia has started to go back down.
  • 떡볶이Dan 2020.03.16 09:58

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    @王蓉Rena If you check my pinned posts on my profile you will see that I have already addressed the face mask issue! Also people are mass purchasing food supplies so much so that there are now shortages in stores
  • 王蓉Rena 2020.03.16 10:01

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    @떡볶이Dan No worry, help is on the way. China is making tons of them right now
  • Elizabeth 2020.03.16 10:01

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    I think the good way to ban this behavior is that government need to take over these commodities and coordinate with supermarkets, each family can only get the amount they usually should use.
  • Hihi 권희정 2020.03.16 10:08

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    @Yu like we, korean make fun of Chinese when it starts. I remember hatred about chinese was rampant in korea. It's not only about mean European something like that. I agree that it's also associated with racism towards asian, but we have to look back on ourselves. Even we do have racism. Only thing we can do is to say stop to people who are discriminating/ignoring others.
  • Yu 2020.03.16 10:10

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    @Hihi 권희정 네네 한국인은 중국 욕하고 외국인들은 아시아인 욕하고 무한 반복일 듯요 😂
  • Yu 2020.03.16 10:20

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    @떡볶이Dan yeah I totally get it I mean if they can't get masks at least they shouldn't make fun or something Koreans insult Chineses Europeans insult Asians Xenophobia are a reality in our society Sad truth
  • Basile 2020.03.16 10:40

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    @Yu Totally agree with you. Mocking people wearing a mask to play an essential role in preventing CV spread is nonsense indeed. They discriminate them because they assume people who wear masks would be severely ill, which could be wrong in another cultural background.
  • Wu Shuang 2020.03.16 10:45

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    One of my theories is this is because toilet roll package is large. Shelves get empty easier when some were sold. It’s easy to make people feel stock shortage.
  • Sumi 2020.03.16 12:33

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    @떡볶이Dan I agree with you. A lot of people are uncomfortable because of some selfish people. 한국어 정말 잘 하시네요🙂

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