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Re: state of emergency
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 14 March 20 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Carol - this was as reported by BBC - once again things possibly taken out of context  :-\  But panic appears to have set in in UK, and elsewhere  :o

Not helped by this!

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« Reply #64 on: Saturday 14 March 20 19:05 GMT (UK) »
PS  Why is hair colour disappearing off the shelves?

Possibly some social media rumour that it is a good substitute for some other item which is more essential? I've not checked though.

On one site someone was suggesting petrol as an alternative to hand sanitiser. NOT a very good idea if you want to avoid contact dermatitis and the possible need for a hospital visit.

If only people had more common sense.  :-X

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« Reply #65 on: Saturday 14 March 20 19:10 GMT (UK) »
More likely a rumour that hairdressers might be closed and a fear of roots showing  ;D ;D
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Re: state of emergency
« Reply #66 on: Saturday 14 March 20 19:16 GMT (UK) »
"petrol as an alternative to hand sanitiser"

In the absence of hand sanitizer [a substance I have never, ever in my life used], I have dedicated a bottle of vodka to the purpose.
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« Reply #67 on: Saturday 14 March 20 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Toothpaste has disappeared off our shelves in Berkshire 🤷‍♀️
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« Reply #68 on: Saturday 14 March 20 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Blimey the Road Kill has gone missing and we just purchased 2 cases of Shiraz!!!

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« Reply #69 on: Saturday 14 March 20 20:51 GMT (UK) »
More likely a rumour that hairdressers might be closed and a fear of roots showing  ;D ;D

I think that is a more likely reason.  Also people are talking of doing their hair to combat boredom.  Just think how much money just going grey will save me.
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« Reply #70 on: Saturday 14 March 20 21:46 GMT (UK) »
I think garlic was another thing that has been mentioned as a preventative!

There are quite a few hoax items around - including some purporting to be from medical authorities.

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« Reply #71 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:00 GMT (UK) »
"Alcohol-based hand sanitiser can disturb the natural pH and barrier of the skin, leaving skin vulnerable to allergens which can penetrate beneath the surface and trigger an autoimmune reaction" ...

Despite the questions - Don't drink alcohol hand sanitiser. "Problems include damage to internal organs, vision problems, memory loss and alcohol poisoning" etc. "Alcohol poisoning can even lead to death."

What about soap & hand hot water, I was taught as a boy we should always wash our hands at certain times, anyway.

Oh the media!