When I suggested the UK adopt Swedish-style checklists, officials said they would cause panicMany people have been buying, indeed hoarding, loo roll as part of their preparations for the advance of Covid-19. Stockpiling toilet paper is a terrible precaution. At least now with the further spread of the virus, Boris Johnson has called on the public to “commit wholeheartedly to a national effort”.The fundamental challenge for the UK however is that nobody has told the UK population how to prepare for a contingency. And as Covid-19 has demonstrated, in a contingency a critical mass of people needs to know what to do. Continue reading...
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Unlike their neighbors, the Finns never stopped stockpiling after the Cold War. Now Finland sits on...Unlike their neighbors, the Finns never stopped stockpiling after the Cold War. Now Finland sits on an enviable supply of medical and survival gear in the Covid-19 era.