Is there a good chance of us starving to death because of coronavirus?

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Shops in my area are pretty much out of food, tried booking online and no where has any slots for THREE WEEKS! What happens when we run out of food? Are shelves ever going to get restocked??

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in short, i wouldn’t worry about this just yet!
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No, we won't starve. A lot of people will die though, just not of starvation (in the UK at least). The government will just let all the old and immunocompromised people die, as seems to be the plan at the moment.
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Shops in my area are pretty much out of food, tried booking online and no where has any slots for THREE WEEKS! What happens when we run out of food? Are shelves ever going to get restocked??
Stockpile. If possible, buy a chicken while you still can. Those eggs will provide precious nutrients.
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Shops in my area are pretty much out of food, tried booking online and no where has any slots for THREE WEEKS! What happens when we run out of food? Are shelves ever going to get restocked??
Lockdown advocates will let us starve to death.
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Shops in my area are pretty much out of food, tried booking online and no where has any slots for THREE WEEKS! What happens when we run out of food? Are shelves ever going to get restocked??
Of course they will. The problem isn't that supermarkets aren't being restocked, the problem is that people are buying more than usual and supermarkets are struggling to cope with the demand. In most cases, travel restrictions apply to commercial travel, not goods. So the issue is demand-side, not supply-side. Do not stockpile unnecessarily. This is literally the cause of the problem and you are screwing over everybody else by doing this. You will be fine.
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Shops in my area are pretty much out of food, tried booking online and no where has any slots for THREE WEEKS! What happens when we run out of food? Are shelves ever going to get restocked??
Is it possible you could get off your backside and actually go to the shop to buy groceries?
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Shops always restock and they have to. They've probably taken the orders off online due to all the selfish people out there who will no doubt stock up on way too much stuff, not leaving any for anyone else. Its pretty smart really. At least if you shop in person theres only a certain amount that you can fill a trolley or two with.
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You can live off not very much for quite a while.
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