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Why are people panic buying toilet paper?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-28 09:00

Editor's note: Toilet paper has become a highly sought-after commodity amid coronavirus-triggered panic buying. Why, of all things, are people stockpiling toilet paper? Readers share their opinions.

pengchy (China)

Because people need it. Once you think about a long time of quarantine, your mind will be on eating, sleeping and using the toilet. The corresponding items for each of these actions is food, bed, and toilet paper.

Empty shelves left after customers stocked up on toilet paper amid coronavirus fears are seen in a grocery store in Sydney, Australia, March 6, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]
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