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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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The bigger issue here is contagion inside the stores

Everyone running into the stores to stockpile supplies means much quicker spread of disease. This is the bigger problem at hand. Lack of toilet paper won't kill you, a disease can.
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