Panic-buying during a crisis is driven by an absence of control
In uncertain times, what causes people to overstock their pantries with toilet paper, bread, dry goods and other items, creating shortages across the country? Uma Karmarkar explains that the phenomenon is driven by a very human reaction–seeking to wield control in a situation in which they feel they have very little. The San Diego Union-Tribune.
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Without restrictions, Mexico could see staggering coronavirus numbers
As of mid-March, Mexico’s administration had not yet encouraged anyone to stay at home amid coronavirus concerns, instead only encouraging citizens to avoid those who were coughing. Gordon McCord explains how, based on track records in Asia and Italy, we can likely expect an explosion of coronavirus patients in Mexico very soon. Slate.
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NYC will be America’s Wuhan if we don’t lift tariffs on personal protection equipment