OPINION: Buying items in bulk is unnecessary, inconsiderate

Alexia Barton, Reporter

      As more information about the coronavirus is being  released, a lot of people are trying to get prepared in case it hits their family. Right now, people know that if you catch the coronavirus or return from an area that has a positive case, you are going to be quarantined for 14 days without being able to leave. So, it makes sense that people would want to be prepared since the virus is spreading so rapidly. But, how far is too far when preparing for this awful pandemic? People need to be considerate and not take items away from others when preparing for the coronavirus.

      Whenever going into a store, many everyday items are disappearing off the shelves, items that make sense for a pandemic like canned foods, cleaning supplies, and medicines. But then there are some items that people need that do not make as much sense like toilet paper along with people taking unnecessary amounts of items and causing others items to be taken away from others.

    It does not make sense that toilet paper is disappearing from the shelves like it is when being quarantined lasts only two weeks. It is only hurting people who are not panicking and buying items in bulk who actually need this necessary item, but people are buying it up and nobody is able to find it.

    Items that are also disappearing are items for parents that are very necessary including formula, diapers, and baby wipes. People are buying these items to replace other normal household items that can not be bought in bulk, and it is affecting parents who really need these items and can not get them. 

    So, though this is a scary and difficult time, people need to realize that their actions are affecting everybody else and need to be considerate of other people involved in this crisis. People need to realize that everybody needs these items and think of others before buying up all of that toilet paper.