Stay informed, avoid media hysteria

What’s hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media.

Imagine this.

The year is 2020.

A flu virus, the deadliest in history, by the name of COVID-19 has infected and wiped out 99.9 percent of the world’s population.

At the same time, the aliens have decided to pay our planet a visit.

At arrival, they find the streets strangely quiet— shops, restaurants, cafes, stores all are shut down. The houses are empty. As the aliens make their way from one house to the next, they discover piles of items labeled toilet paper.

They are puzzled.

They figure Google would have an answer and search online for the definition of ‘toilet paper’— “paper in sheets or on a roll for wiping oneself clean after urination or defecation.”

The aliens are puzzled once again.

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