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Coronovirus - talk about cashing in!

(27 Posts)
LoisH Sat 29-Feb-20 13:53:14

Most shops seem to have now sold out of the small 99p 50ml bottles of hand sanitiser...…..just looked online and they are selling on Amazon....3 bottles ...for almost £70!!!!! That is shameful!!

SueDonim Sat 29-Feb-20 14:01:11

Let’s hope no one is foolish enough to pay that kind of silly money!

rosecarmel Sat 29-Feb-20 15:00:55

Somebody will pay that price and then turn around and sell it for even more-

tickingbird Sat 29-Feb-20 15:03:53

They’ve probably all been grabbed and for sale on ebay!!

Septimia Sat 29-Feb-20 15:28:59

They're useful for when you're out and about but, otherwise, I don't think sanitiser is any better than soap and water - provided that you wash your hands thoroughly (sing a whole verse of 'Happy Birthday' to make sure you wash for long enough).

Maybe there'll be a shortage of soap next!

tickingbird Sat 29-Feb-20 15:32:00

It’s two verses!

lemongrove Sat 29-Feb-20 15:33:57

Well, you know what they say ‘ It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good!’

Fiachna50 Sat 29-Feb-20 16:12:14

Im not surprised. Don't know if antibac will be much use anyway, it's a virus.

Pittcity Sat 29-Feb-20 17:41:45

There are loads in our Lidl.

Jackthelad Sat 29-Feb-20 17:44:28

I believe I heard someone in the media say that coronavirus is no more than a type of Flu. So far I have neither heard or seen anything to make me think different. The statistics given up until now seem be much the same as winter flu and we don't panic over that. Surely we have made some progress than believing in witches, fairies and the god of the mountain is angry with us. . I am not complacent, but do feel we must keep a sense of proportion and not be stampeded by social media. Panic is far more dangerous. After all clean hands are part of every day life.

Willynilly Sat 29-Feb-20 17:55:12

Our local undertakers have leafletted the whole area! Optimistic or pessimistic?

Parsley3 Sat 29-Feb-20 17:59:55

Isn’t it a new virus for humans with flu like respiratory symptoms? I think some people with compromised immune systems do panic when there is a flu epidemic. People lucky enough to be healthy have a different sense of proportion to those who could be made seriously unwell by catching coronavirus.

Hetty58 Sat 29-Feb-20 18:32:34

I'm sure that soap and water is best, whenever possible. After all, it actually washes the virus away. Using alcohol could be counterproductive. Damaged skin increases vulnerability to infection, so hand sanitisers, like most things, are best used in moderation – and only when hand washing is not an option.

babyjayne Sat 29-Feb-20 22:01:11

They have said it is part of the common cold virus and they've been trying for years to fine a cure for that. Don't hold out much hope for a cure for the coronsvirus

jura2 Sun 01-Mar-20 16:20:00

ah wonder if he sells all. Will you be buying one (perfect for our Brexiter friends)

merlotgran Sun 01-Mar-20 16:26:12

jura, Why do you have to spoil a funny clip with yet another of your sneery Brexit references?

Callistemon Sun 01-Mar-20 16:55:33

That was very funny, and obviously a spoof jura

jura2 Sun 01-Mar-20 16:57:15

oh come on- all part of the fun surely ;)

Callistemon Sun 01-Mar-20 17:06:49

Perfect for any British person I would think.
We still honour our flag whatever we voted.

JuliaM Sun 01-Mar-20 17:09:20

At £70 a bottle and mainly Alcohol based it would be cheaper to rub your hands with a good Single Malt Whiskey than buy hand sanitizer off Amazon!

SalsaQueen Sun 01-Mar-20 18:58:57

Isn't the advice to wash hands with hot water and soap?

I know that working in the care sector for 20 years, I was always told that EFFECTIVE hand-washing with soap and water is better.

GillT57 Sun 01-Mar-20 20:22:34

Yes we all know that proper hand washing with soap and water is far better than hand gel, but it is not always possible to be within reach of running water and soap.

Callistemon Sun 01-Mar-20 20:25:08

I was just going to post the same thing GillT57

I prefer a paper towel when out and about than those hand driers, too.
As long as they're recycled.

Septimia Sun 01-Mar-20 20:29:02

Yes, tickingbird, 2 verses is recommended. And don't forget fingernails, thumbs (they do get forgotten) and wrists.

tickingbird Mon 02-Mar-20 10:28:29

I'm getting through no end of hand cream as this constant washing of hands is making them very dry!