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COVID-19: Why are we fear buying?

With people increasingly worried about how the outbreak will grow, we are seeing an increasing number of instances of panic buying – as authorities reassure their taxpayers that they don’t have to stockpile goods.

To help understand why that is occurring, Good Morning Europe talked to Professor Neil Greenberg in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

“It is quite common when disasters happen that individuals start to plan on how to maintain their families safe,” Professor Greenberg states.

Greenberg says it is important that individuals turn to trusted resources to learn the truth about the circumstance, instead of stressing about what the mass media or their friends may be saying.

“Only with great news can people make sensible decisions”