Why Were/Are People Hoarding Toilet Paper During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Many things and communication about the COVID-19 pandemic has been confusing to me. Wear a mask, don\’t wear a mask. Stay 2M apart, stay 3M apart. Communication from trusted organizations has been mixed with an abundance of misinformation.

One of the most confusing COVID-19 phenomenons has been the toilet paper hoarding. At the onset of COVID, news outlets and social media channels seemed to be overrun with stories of toilet paper hoarding. I just couldn\’t understand why!

During a recent virtual coffee chat with my friend, mentor, and advisor, Dr. Vincent Covello, we were able to pick his brain about… why.

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