In a sudden turn of events, Americans are attempting to cross the Mexican border... And it's all in the desperate search of toilet paper.
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Millions of people all over the world are currently in self-isolation.
via: GettyIn a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.
COVID-19 has been spreading at an alarming rate...And, currently, there are 247,603 confirmed cases globally. A further 10,064 have tragically died from the virus.
And now, self-isolation has been deemed as the most effective way of combating the virus.While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.
COVID-19 is spread notoriously easily...Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.
So remaining isolated is the safest option for many.And millions are now quarantining themselves at home for up to 2-weeks at a time.
But, amid all these precautions...Things have started to get silly.
In preparation for prolonged quarantine, people have been rushing to their local supermarkets to stock up on supplies.
via: GettyIt has been truly apocalyptic scenes - Supermarkets have been overcrowded with people frantically stocking up on soaps, sanitizers, toilet rolls, canned goods, and other non-perishable foods.
People seem to think that buying 3 years' worth of toilet paper will protect them from the virus...
via: GettyOh, alongside thirty cans of tomatoes. Because that makes total sense…
It's all been getting completely out of hand.People have been literally emptying supermarkets’ shelves of their products, forcing large companies to put regulations in place to prevent people from buying too many things.
Some shoppers seem to be forgetting that other people also need to buy these items.
This is an old man at the grocery store, looking at his grocery list and realizing nothing is left. To all those wh… https://t.co/sttrWQXDB4— nfmk (@nfmk)1584361838.0
People with families to provide for have also been hit hard.
via: GettyMany parents have found themselves struggling to provide for their children as a result of the frenzied stockpiling. It's a truly shocking and horrendous situation for everyone.
And, as a result of these obscene stockpiling...
Another thing about the stockpiling idiocy is that they are clearing the shelves of fresh produce which, given ever… https://t.co/HjgIYd2kFq— Dr Simon Ubsdell (@Dr Simon Ubsdell)1584634585.0
Now, we all know that toilet paper has been one of the most sought-after items in this pandemic...
Who down to do the toilet paper challenge 🤔 https://t.co/ihqRkBdpU5— ✞ sm0k3z (@✞ sm0k3z)1584670181.0
People have been seriously worried about running out of the stuff...
The toilet paper is gone. All sanitation is gone!!!!! https://t.co/SDzU2XNaq1— Shenji The Neko (@Shenji The Neko)1584635732.0
And, in the last month, people have been even more concerned than usual...
via: GettyAnd have been going to extra lengths to stock up.
Like traveling to Mexico, for example.
via: GettyYep, several American's have reportedly been crossing the Mexican border in their hunt for toilet paper.
Several American's have been flocking to the Mexican border from South California.
via: GettyAs reported by WKBN 27, more than 600 people were seen queuing outside Tijuana Costco with shopping carts.
Many travelled for up to 3 hours to stock up on toilet paper and other supplies...
via: GettyWith one shopper explaining: "It's tough for us to come down here to get things, but we're going to try it."
Many shoppers have been able to also stock up on beans, rice, bottled water, and cleaning supplies...
via: GettyAll items that have been completely rinsed in the U.S. supermarkets. Another shopper, who had traveled from San Diego, told the news station: "It's still not very bad right now here, they have a lot of products, they're not selling you more than 4 packages of anything, 4 is the maximum."
We can only hope that this craziness will be over soon.
via: GettyAnd for those who are still stockpiling - Give it a rest, will you? For more on the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the globe, keep scrolling to see the photos people have been sharing during their social-distancing attempts...