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Better safe than sorry: that’s the thinking behind the irrational behaviour of hoarding in Hong Kong amid coronavirus outbreak

I have to admit that it didn’t surprise me at all when the news broke about a run on toilet paper following a panic-shopping spree across Hong Kong earlier this month as the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate.Hoarding is nothing new in Hong Kong, since local residents love a bargain.Sometimes, Hongkongers will even buy bargain items they don’t really need, except maybe the off chance.Plus, it also seems like good sense to buy things in case of a rainy day, so why not? It all comes down…

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