How panic buying manifests, and how to control it | Just The FAQs

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused toilet paper shortages and long lines, but panic buying is not a new phenomenon and it certainly isn’t helping.
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Those $1,200 stimulus checks were inching closer to America's mailboxes, U.S. deaths surged past 1,000, and jobless claims smashed a record Thursday as coronavirus tightened its grip on America.

Late Wednesday, the Senate passed a $2 trillion emergency aid proposal, described by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as "a wartime level of investment into our nation.” It passed by a vote of 96-0. The House is scheduled to vote Friday, then the package goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

The agreement comes as confirmed cases in America closed in on 70,000, and more confirmations are expected as the U.S. ramps up testing. The global death toll was more than 21,000; total confirmed cases are approaching 500,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.

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