Amid all the (rather ridiculous) coronavirus panic shopping, there seems to be one item that people simply will not buy... And it's Dasani water.
Weird, I know.
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We are in the midst of a medical crisis.
via: GettyThe deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
What exactly is COVID-19, and just how dangerous is it?
via: GettyAccording to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
The virus primarily affects the respiratory system.
via: GettyAnd common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
But, in more severe cases...
via: GettyAnd in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Close to 100,000 people all over the world have now been infected with the virus...
via: Getty174,996, to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 6,687 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
It's a dire situation.
via: GettyAnd many have been asking the same thing - Where did this virus actually come from?
Well, the virus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China.
via: GettyOn December 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan.
And where did it come from?
via: GettyMany different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.
And, despite infected people being quarantined...
via: GettyThe virus was alarmingly quick to spread, with cases being reported as far away as Thailand just one week later.
It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...
via: GettyWhich was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
But these attempts were to little avail.
via: GettyBecause, fast forward 3 months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus, with some of the worst affected being Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy, Iran, and Spain.
World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
Italy has even gone into total lockdown...
via: GettyLeaving their streets completely deserted.
And it didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettySince the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 4,102 more confirmed cases across the country and seventy-one deaths.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies...
via: GettyAnd, on Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
His move came after the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 as a pandemic last week.
via: GettyFYI... A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.
He also announced a temporary travel ban...
via: GettyWhich prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Yep, things are getting pretty serious.Many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.
And, in their panic, many have been taking to supermarkets to stockpile on supplies.
via: GettyIn apocalyptic scenes all over the world, 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 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. Yeah, this is the world we're currently living in.
Some shoppers seem to forget 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
But, despite the frantic panic buying...
via: GettyThere is evidently one thing that shoppers are reluctant to buy.
And that's Dasani water.
lmaooooo i laugh everytime, all the water is gone except dasani😂😂😂 https://t.co/i1JahLdFEf— steeler (@steeler)1583678443.0
In pretty much every store...Dasani water remains, untouched and un-panic bought.
It's making some people wonder...
Y’all. Is Dasani really that bad?! This is literally the only water left of the shelves. 🤣😂 https://t.co/Dfkk2P3Nip— Ty Jackson (@Ty Jackson)1583987608.0
There has been no explanation for the overwhelming presence of Dasani water just yet...
All the water is gone but the Dasani 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/XVMvxhRma5— Joe Beckman (@Joe Beckman)1584042130.0
Or maybe Evian simply tastes better?
Damn @dasaniwater what’s up ? https://t.co/qp87rc6lJx— 05 Rude (@05 Rude)1584072663.0