Confusion and lack of direction can make people panic.
When people panic they start to say and do crazy things.
We witnessed this recently, when Australians suddently rushed to shops and bought ridiculous amounts of toilet paper.
This is despite the fact that this virus does not affect your bowel movements and toilet paper can be purchased over the internet in the event you need to be quarantined (which, at this stage, is highly unlikely).
Australian humour has followed as swiftly as the frenzied shoppers, with memes coming out the wazoo (no pun intended).
My Collingwood-mad uncle would be so grumpy if he saw this. Meanwhile, in Melbourne...
Simpsons s***posters doing what they do best...
On Facebook people are, quite appropriately, letting their loved ones know they're surviving in these trying times...
Mummification is also back in vogue here...
More Simpsons memes, because we're already here so why not.
Once again, The Simpsons meme communities have nailed it. pic.twitter.com/gQffUgE3MG— Jack Hudson (@jhudson_10) March 3, 2020
Netiziens are finding this who situation farcical...
The Great Toilet Paper Shortage has to be the most ridiculous thing in Australian history since we went to war against the emus...and lost.— Jenna Guillaume⁷ (@JennaGuillaume) March 3, 2020
Right now there’s a panic meeting at the AMA with doctors lobbying the government to make toilet paper prescription only— dan nolan (@dannolan) March 3, 2020
Food $200— [email protected] (@posty) March 3, 2020
Toilet paper $3,600
someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying
People panic-buying goods in Australia is a powerful symptom of general mistrust in the capacity of Scott Morrison’s leadership and his Liberal-National government to protect Australians from danger.— Van Badham (@vanbadham) March 3, 2020
No one stockpiles toilet paper if they’re feeling safe. #auspol
I have six packets of ramen, a case of bottled water and a dozen rolls of toilet paper.— The Untastic Mr. Fitz (@UnFitz) February 26, 2020
I’m now officially better-prepared for the coronavirus than my government.
Braindead morons buying toilet paper for what? No wonder we have a corrupt government in office when these jokers are the voters https://t.co/OYWKAGmasa— 💧John Locker (@JohnLocker4) March 4, 2020
Quick! Balaklava Foodland still has supplies pic.twitter.com/buCK6I1naA— Les Pearson (@LPearson15) March 5, 2020