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Is it ethical to stockpile groceries during the coronavirus crisis? Show more Show less

All around the world we are seeing images of emptied supermarket shelves as people prepare for lockdowns. Is it ethical to ensure you have enough supplies for your family without regards to others? Or is it unethical not to think of other (potentially more disadvantaged) people's needs?

Stockpiling is a storm in a teacup Show more Show less

There are way bigger issues at hand than whether or not someone has more toilet paper for you. We should be focusing on ensuring healthcare services aren't at max capacity instead.
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Food supplies will be replenished, the hospitals are the real problem

Food supplies at stores are restocked regularly. There need not be panic about this. However there is a limited number of ICU beds available, so stopping the spread of the disease is the main issue.
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