‘Like zombies’: the psychology of panic-buying in a crisis


Supermarket shelves are being emptied quicker than they can be restocked; sanitising hand gel has become more precious than gold dust; some stores are rationing items; and at the start of this week, entire towns were said to be running low on toilet paper...

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