That's a great story, and I have experienced similar. The reason for preps is to be AHEAD of the curve, not IN it. I usually ramp up preps in the early stages of reporting, just in case.
Panicky Hong Kong residents scooped noodles, rice, meat and toilet rolls into supermarket trolleys on Friday despite government assurances of ample supplies during an outbreak of a new coronavirus that has killed 637 people in mainland China.
With demand comes price increases... Expect it to happen around the world.The current supply chain of medical masks, respirators, and other related equipment is facing a four-to-six-month backlog, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday.
“The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,” he remarked before adding that the demand for masks is about 200 times higher, tantamount to a “severe disruption” of the market.
The health official added that he would be speaking to members of the supply chain network to produce more masks and deal with “bottlenecks” on production.