The psychological reasons people are panic hoarding toilet paper amid the coronavirus pandemic


The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper . It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying  of a variety of household products such as toilet paper in cities across the U.S. and world. While it makes sense toContinue reading “The psychological reasons people are panic hoarding toilet paper amid the coronavirus pandemic”

Why Sweden isn’t going to run out of toilet paper any time soon


Sweden’s biggest toilet paper manufacturer produces three million rolls every day for the Swedish market alone. So is there really any need to panic buy? It has become emblematic of the countries hit by the coronavirus: pictures of empty toilet paper shelves, of people mounting rolls into their shopping carts or walking the streets withContinue reading “Why Sweden isn’t going to run out of toilet paper any time soon”