Panic Buying Returns As COVID Surges and Vaccines Prepared

Earlier this year, when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in the US, people started panic buying and hoarding supplies like alcohol, disinfectant, and toilet tissue. There were news stories of people fighting.  Some stores began rashioning staple goods and essential supplies as store shelves were emptied.   The US may be facing that dilemma again as food insecurity rises in the midst of this new wave of COVID-19 infections.

People are in panic mode as COVID infection rates surge, COVID deaths rise, and the US government scrambles to release COVID vaccines under Operation Warp Speed Emergency Use Authorization. The chaos and insecurity is causing high anxiety. People are panic buying, hoarding, waiting in long lines at food pantries, stocking their refrigerators and making emergency plans to shelter in place.

According to Centricity Inc., “demand for non-perishable items has skyrocketed 60-70 percent”.  “Households across the US are once again filling grocery carts brimful in the second round of panic buying as the virus surges and states clamp down on economic activity”, reports  “It really does have everything to do with what’s happening with COVID cases” reports

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said during his July 4th message, The Criterion, “This virus is a pestilence from heaven”. “So scholarship from hell can’t deal with a pestilence that came from heaven”.  The Minister said “go into thy chambers and shut the door behind you for a little while until the indignation is past”. He advises us to store sufficient food and water. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakan said,  “So Mr. Dershowitz, if you bring the vaccine and say that you’re going to bring your army to force us to take it, once you try to force us to take it, that’s a declaration of war on all of us.”


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