The ruling class in China’s large city of Shanghai has decided to forego the lockdown of the entire city, resorting to only locking down half of the slaves at a time. However, that did not stop the panic buying after these lockdowns were announced.
China reported 6,886 domestic Covid cases nationwide on Tuesday, with more than 4,400 of them detected in Shanghai, now the center of the country’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the early days of the pandemic. But in a city of about 25 million people, 4,400 people getting the sniffles is not a big deal, unless you need to keep the fear of a virus alive and well.
The grocery store shelves have been emptied of all goods as the rulers announced the lockdown. Shanghai is China’s financial capital. The city’s airports, railway stations, and international shipping ports remain operational, while key manufacturers are allowed to resume production after a brief halt, state media reported.
“After being unable to grab any groceries this morning, I went back to sleep, and all I dreamt about was buying food at the supermarket,” one user wrote on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform.
“I’d never have thought that society today would be worried over buying groceries.” –First Post
Panic buying is not new to this particular lockdown. We all remember when the unprepared panicked in the United States and bought every last roll of toilet paper available. This is just one more bit of evidence that we should all at minimum be prepared for the rulers to panic the lemming living in the U.S.
Prepare while you still can. Things are continuing to compound into major problems. If the last few years have taught us anything, it should have taught us to have extra necessities on hand.