Anyone who's been staying abreast of local, national, and international news has likely heard of Covid-19 aka Coronavirus and it's current classification as a global pandemic. As lab-confirmed cases increase, many people are resorting to stockpiling and hoarding products like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning products. However, many experts warn that stockpiles aren't needed to maintain a health and comfort as many of us hunker down in an efforts to adhere to "social distancing" and alter our behavior in a manner that helps to stop the spread of this contagious respiratory illness.
Having Trouble With Finding The Items You Need?
What's not really clear to most people, are the products that one should be purchasing in a pandemic-especially because fear is driving most people to "panic purchase" instead of buying things that could be really beneficial. As a result, we've created a list of the essentials to help you streamline your purchasing! Items needed aren't limited to those listed below, but we've found that most people found comfort in having a 2-4 week supply of the following (no stockpile needed):
- Fresh & Frozen Veggies
- Fresh & Frozen Fruits
- Milk (Milk Substitutes)
- Shelf-Stable Grains
- Shelf-Stable Canned Goods
- Meat/Protein that can be stored
- Feminine Care (If applicable, we suggest our 100% organic cotton pads/liners and we deliver to you :)
- Toilet Paper
- Body Wash
- Cough Suppressant
- Mucus Expectorant (if you're likely to develop a secondary illness, pneumonia, or congestion)
- Cleaning Products
- Activities (especially if you're home with children)
Overall, you can add any of the above to your own personal list, or use this list as a tool for highlighting the things you'll actually need and use. Overall, most people are expected to recover from covid-19, but diligence is still needed to ensure that we're protecting the most vulnerable members of our population.
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