Stop Hating on the Hoarders

Politico (USA) | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:06 PM
  • I would be lying if I said my amygdala hasn’t gleamed cherry red and emitted fat tendrils of panic every time I’ve gone to the market over the past two weeks and found the yeast shelf totally bare.
  • Other stockpilers include the Pentagon, which has donated 5 million respirators, and the Strategic National Stockpile, which has been likewise releasing respirators from its inventory of 13 million.
  • President Donald Trump’s executive order that has allowed the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit the hoarding of respirators, gowns, certain medications, gloves and other medical materials or to resell them above market prices may make excellent politics, but it won’t do much to increase the supply.