Hong Kong saw a panic buying spree on toilet paper, rice and cleaning products. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong saw a panic buying spree on toilet paper, rice and cleaning products. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong saw a panic buying spree on toilet paper, rice and cleaning products. Photo: Nora Tam

Why Hong Kong panic buying happened: herd mentality, the media, overreaction and distrust

  • Toilet paper offers no protection against the coronavirus, so why the panic buying and even armed robbery in Hong Kong
  • Mental health experts offer some reasons for the irrational behaviour and how it affects large groups of people

Topic |   Wellness
Hong Kong saw a panic buying spree on toilet paper, rice and cleaning products. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong saw a panic buying spree on toilet paper, rice and cleaning products. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong saw a panic buying spree on toilet paper, rice and cleaning products. Photo: Nora Tam
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