- The increase in COVID cases in the US is triggering panic buying again!
- The delta variant has once again triggered a crisis over toilet paper and other products.
- Empty or about-to-run-out shelves were seen in several stores.
The toilet paper crisis in the US is happening again thanks to COVID and the delta variant that is spreading faster than the SARS that hit the world in 2020 and caused panic buying of various products in stores, toilet paper being the most sought-after item, now, it’s happening again as reported by the Daily Mail.
Even though the vaccination rate in the US is high, since more than 80 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, the delta variant continues to ravage through the country, and now the youngest are the ones who are most likely to suffer the consequences of the infection.
COVID cases in the US have triggered panic buying
The main self-service stores in the US report 14 percent less than the normal assortment of certain products, toilet paper being the most purchased, in what seem like flashes of fear that have appeared among the US population after the increase in cases of COVID.
Although in 2020, the percentage of lack of toilet paper was higher, a similar problem is beginning to appear on the shelves in 2021, in the midst of the delta variant that is infecting more people at a faster rate, despite the vaccines already applied.
Empty shelves of toilet paper have again been evidenced in the US by the cases of COVID
Daily Mail reports that stores like Procter & Gamble are running out of toilet paper on physical shelves, while online orders have also risen sharply, so company executives have had to limit and ration product quantities.
In recent days, certain Costco store customers took to their Twitter accounts to report that products such as toilet paper, bottled water and other cleaning supplies were out of stock and asked companies to restock them as soon as possible.
Toilet paper crisis in the US due to COVID cases
Also according to The Wall Street Journal, toilet paper sales were increasing during August by more than 8 percent compared to a year earlier; According to IRI, the evidence that people ‘go back to normal’ is that products such as cosmetics, wines and spirits, mints and cakes were on the bestseller list.
However, it is also indicated by sales, that people continue to be aware of the pandemic, since the most sold together with toilet paper are anti-allergy objects and cough medicines are more than 50 percent higher than what was registered to demand during 2020.
Products sell out quickly as coronavirus cases increase in the US
Despite the increase in sales in certain products, self-service stores are in a better quantity of offer to their customers than last year, however they are struggling to achieve enough diversity in sizes and presentations of toilet paper than their consumers were accustomed before the pandemic.
Arthur Ackles, Massachusetts vice president of the Roche Bros. store chain reported that he was notified about the toilet paper limitation at P&G, ensuring that customers had many questions about certain products that had been out of stock for days, which could trigger purchases of panic across the country.
Panic again? They sell out toilet paper and other products in the US
Like toilet paper, cleaning products increased their demand in the face of COVID with everything and vaccination in the US; A clear example is Lysol, which was acquired and reported sales of more than $ 328 million since last year at the peak of the pandemic.
Smaller home products companies have benefited from sales growth; as an example is the German company Freudenberg Household Products, which increased its demand by 55 percent in the last two years; P&G increased sales by 27.4 percent, while Clorox did so by 13.4 percent.
The US will require applicants for permanent residence to be vaccinated against covid-19
The US government will require applicants for permanent residence and other types of visas such as refugee visas to be vaccinated against covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Wednesday.
This measure will be implemented from October 1st of the current year. “The covid-19 vaccine now meets the vaccination criteria for applicants for refugee or immigrant status,” they said in a statement. Filed Under: COVID USA Toilet Paper
Some exceptions to the rule
From October 1, 2021, all those immigrants who apply for asylum, refuge or residence must be vaccinated to comply with the medical requirements that the immigration authorities will now demand.
The CDC also explained that applicants must have a complete vaccination against the coronavirus, that is, one or two doses according to the vaccine that is applied. In view of these new regulations, they recommend completing the application of immunizations quickly. Filed Under: COVID USA Toilet Paper
Countries where the vaccine is not available
The new measure will have some exceptions. In the case of children, vaccination will not be required since the health authorities still do not recommend applying the immunization doses due to their age, reported EFE.
Those who for health reasons cannot receive the vaccine will also be exempt. In addition, they will take into consideration applicants for permanent residence who come from countries where vaccines are “not available.” Filed Under: COVID USA Toilet Paper
Other cases will be evaluated one by one
The immigration authorities will take as an exception to the rule those applicants in whose countries of origin the vaccine is not available to the population or even if the low number of doses means a delay in getting vaccinated.
“If the vaccine is available but due to a limited supply in the countries of origin, and this causes a significant delay for the applicant to receive their vaccine, then this situation would also be considered as’ not routinely available,” the statement added. . Filed Under: COVID USA Toilet Paper
The US is confident it will have the pandemic under control by spring 2022
Finally, they informed that they will also exempt applicants who, due to religious or moral objections, reject the vaccine. Under this argument, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the State Department will evaluate and decide on each case individually.
Only children, medical exceptions, originating from countries with no vaccines available, and those with religious or moral objections will be able to break the rule. The rest of the applicants will be considered inadmissible if they are not properly vaccinated against Covid-19. Filed Under: COVID USA Toilet Paper
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