It's no lie that medical supplies have been in short supply since the outbreak, hospitals have been inundated with patients, and doctors and nurses are doing all they can to ensure people are safe and recover as quickly as possible.
But amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there have come some truly ingenious stories. Keep scrolling for the clever way one store took a stand ...
Hospitals have been running out of supplies.
Hospitals are running out of the supplies they need to protect themselves-- and us. Full piece with @roywoodjr:… https://t.co/YGwW8I4Gz5— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1584792120.0
We have been bombarded left right and center with information on the virus.
1. Nurses and Doctors are running out of supplies 2. Hospitals are running out of space 3. The economy has gone to… https://t.co/JzxhOxWjUu— News & Gifs (@News & Gifs)1584891229.0
The majority of major countries have now been affected...
via: GettyAnd lockdowns have been set in place globally, including the likes of Italy and the United Kingdom - which was announced earlier this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
But here in the United States...
via: GettyThings have escalated out of control.
Initially, the president reassured us that "everything was fine"...But little did he know of what was to come.
The death toll here in the States has rocketed in the last month...
via: GettyThere are now a total of 54,941 cases across the country, and so far, 784 people have died from the virus.
On the 13th of March, President Trump finally declared a national emergency...
via: GettyAnd this is when things began to get really serious.
So many people have been left without jobs...
via: GettyAnd it's safe to say that the panic is well and truly setting in.
People have been stockpiling their groceries to the extreme amidst the self-isolation requirements...
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This stockpiling is not only unnecessary...
via: GettyBut it is also extremely selfish as nothing has been left for the elderly and vulnerable who aren't able to easily access their local supermarkets.
Products such as toilet paper, soaps, and hand sanitizers have been left completely sold out...
via: GettyAnd so many people around the world have been left without these vital day-to-day items.
Authorities have been urging people to stop this selfish stockpiling...
via: GettyBut they simply won't listen.
But one store in Denmark had an ingenious idea.
via: GettyThey came up with a unique method to prevent sanitizer hoarding.
Which we're hoping will catch on!These shortages don't just hurt those who can't get sanitizer, after all.
It's not only selfish - it's illogical, too.
To those who are hoarding sanitizers: Remember everyone needs to have clean hands, not just you. If other people do… https://t.co/1SAj4FGoB8— Pune City Life (@Pune City Life)1583642041.0
Well, some people don't.
via: GettyMany out there are still trying to boost their own supplies of hand sanitizer without thinking of others.
So leading Danish supermarket, Rotunden, came up with a plan.
via: Facebook"Dear Customers, We have a great responsibility to keep the business running, and we can only do that with everyone’s help and understanding."
They came up with a clever pricing plan for their sanitizer.One bottle, $6. Two bottles, $200. Smart!
People are impressed with this one simple move.
@_schuermann Brilliant idea. Instead of making multiples cheaper, or supermarkets should do this. That would stop the panic buying.— Gary Cook - elect a liar, get lies (@Gary Cook - elect a liar, get lies)1584387734.0