COVID-19 Second Wave Hoarding

Aniyah Moyet

In the beginning of 2020, the world went into lockdown. People panicked and started clearing all the shelves in the stores of food and supplies. Now with the rising cases, hoarding is starting again.

These rising COVID-19 cases have once again put people into panic. Like before, they are emptying the shelves of toilet paper, cleaning/disinfectant supplies, and food. It has gotten to the point that some stores have put a limit on the amount of a product a person can buy.

“It is scary with everything right now,” Ford junior Nicole Jackson said. “For people hoarding, I understand why they are doing it. But, I also think it is not good because they are taking things away [real emergency needs] from others.”

The world is nervous and trying to learn how to deal with this new global new environment.

“The rising COVID cases are honestly starting to scare me a bit,” Eisenhower senior Maria Goolsby said. “I understand the fear people get that makes them feel they need to hoard, but I do not think it is fair to start hoarding again. I do think it is fair to restock a bit of your items for emergencies, but there is a fine line between restocking to prepare and general hoarding from the public.”

The second wave of COVID-19 cases has caused concern.

“It is definitely stressful to watch the cases going up when compared to other countries,” Stevenson senior Andrew Howell said. “This could make us have to stay inside longer and cause more stress for everyone.”

Students disagree with whether hoarding items is fair or not.

“I think it is fair for people to start hoarding again, because at this point, nobody knows what is going to happen,” Ford junior Emma Loveday said “In my opinion, it is necessary to consider this just in case.”

With the rising cases, the effect of the world is ever changing.

“COVID rising will continue to affect all of us–how we work, how we celebrate occasions and how we live the next few years,” Stevenson psychology teacher Kristen Khamis said. “I remain hopeful that all kids will go back to school. Even if we are in masks, we will still be together because it is better for everyone.”