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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Some things quell panic better than others


March 13, 2020

If you want to know who to blame about this toilet paper hoarding craze in the midst of a pandemic that does not affect your gastrointestinal tract, blame a gang of knife-wielding men in Hong Kong.

The Agence France-Presse reported the theft Feb. 17. Hong Kong, at the time, was experiencing shortages of many household staples, including hand sanitizers and some foods, due to panic-buying in Hong Kong early in February.

I don’t know what fueled the theft of 600 rolls of toilet paper — maybe desperation or maybe entrepreneurial spirit or maybe it was just a crime of opportunity — I li...

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