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By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

TP Shortage is Tip of Iceberg

 

March 19, 2020



If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again.

On March 10, Business Insider (BI) reported: “The spread of the coronavirus has brought with it panic-buying of food and household essentials, despite the attempts of governments to discourage stockpiling. But no item has made more headlines than the humble toilet roll.”

“From buying enough toilet rolls to make a throne, to printing out blank newspaper pages to serve as extra toilet paper, people have had a seemingly insatiable desire to stockpile ― even though manufacturers say there is no shortage,” BI...



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