‘Pingdemic’ Triggers Widespread Panic Hoarding At UK Supermarkets

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Zero Hedge: Britain’s supermarkets are struggling to ensure adequate food supply after reports of panic hoarding due to what the British press calls “ping-demic” – a reference to being “pinged” by the NHS test-and-trace system.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

We noted on Monday that ping-demic was likely to “lead to food shortages,” and that is precisely what is happening today.

The Independent reports UK’s largest supermarkets are experiencing shortages after the number of people getting “pinged” on the NHS Test and triggered mass confusion. Read More

The ping-demic comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted the remaining COVID-linked restrictions on movement and business at midnight on Monday, finally allowing people to move about more or less freely, even as new COVID cases are climbing in the UK and much of the EU.

A meat industry body warned that Britain’s food supply chains are on the cusp of “failing” due to labor shortages.

British supermarket Iceland had to close several stores in recent weeks due to staff shortages. Read More

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