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THIS picture of an elderly man in an Epsom supermarket this week via @MailOnline....

Professionally and personally I find it harrowing.
You find yourself creating a narrative ...
<thread> #coronavirus #stockpiling #panicbuyinguk 1/10
I don't know this man. I don't know his situation. But I recognise the posture. It's defeated.
As if staring at the list will generate some semblance of order as to what item to look for next. Which is likely to be a futile search in 🇬🇧 #supermarkets at the moment 2/
The #Supermarkets #panicbuying may have you feeling clever as you hoover up newly refilled stock to brag about later🙄
But next time, spare a thought for that elderly person. Perhaps someone with early #dementia whose routine of a little shop is now a nightmare + NO DINNER 3/
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Netherlands Cannabis Coffeeshops RE-OPEN

The NL Govt has reversed yesterday's shut down to allow take-out sales (off-sales) - but not consumption on premises.

The change of heart follows a letter to the NL Cabinet from a group of Mayors concerned about the impact of the 3 week mandatory shutdown on street crime & illegal dealing

Minutes after the announcement yesterday long queues had formed outside Coffeeshops

Widely shared mobile footage showed Amsterdam's famously entrepreneurial whatsapp cannabis dealers giving out their numbers to the people in the coffeeshop queues.

The market wouldn't disappear. It would simply move into a completely unregulated space

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1/ It's all scaremongering isn't it about #brexit and #drugs? Stockpiling, price hikes, and, as @MattHancock warns, dead patients. Well, here's the lowdown and it's not pretty. With or without #softbrexit.
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2/ Patients with long-term conditions such as #diabetes, #asthma or #schizophrenia, #blood pressure, #heart problems or #cancer down to daily medicines for #rashes and skin problems, take for granted that they will be able to get their medicines when they need them.
3/ According the UK's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
73 per cent of pharmaceutical imports in the UK come from the EU. This equates to around 37 million packets of medicines every month from the EU worth £18.3 billion.
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Let's talk about #stockpiling food. I am a Computer Scientist, not a medical doctor, so bear that in mind when reading everything that follows. Why stockpile? May be you are a Remainer worried about a cliff-edge Brexit, maybe you are a Brexieier, worried about sovereignty? /1
If a supermarket chain loses its computers, say through loss of electricity, it will be bankrupt in about 24 hours. It is predicted cliff-edge Brexit will cause food shortages starting some time around three days to two weeks. Loss of food can happen very fast! /2
Remainer or Brexiteer, you make the UK more resilient if you stockpile food sensibly. But how to do it? Start now by stockpiling the most long lasting foods, later add shorter shelf-life foods, and use your stockpile continuously as a buffer - that way it stays fresh! /3
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