- Buyers in the United States are lining up at gun stores to get their own firearms and ammunition.
- According to some, they want to prepare for the unexpected, amid the spread of coronavirus in the country.
- Authorities, however, disagree that hoarding guns would help solve the health problem.
While some people are stocking up on toilet paper and hand sanitizers amid the spread of coronavirus, some are actually busy lining up for guns and ammunition. As seen in the report below, gun shops across the United States are seeing a significant sales increase as buyers have started swamping their stores.
It’s an unprecedented type of panic caused by the disease and now store owners are struggling to meet local demand as hundreds of firearms get sold each day. Even online ammunition seller Ammo.com has reported a spike in both website visits, transactions, and revenue.
According to an Ammo.com representative, people want to feel “safer” amid the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
As an emailed statement from the seller tells us:
“The world has never seen anything like this and people want to make sure they’re prepared for whatever lies ahead, whether that be food shortages, government shutdown, or worse.”
Buyer Betsy Terrell of Georgia admitted that she finally got herself a handgun after the virus spread out. She believes that crime rates will likely grow as the economy crashes.
“I feel there’s potential political upheaval,” she said. “It’s scary. It’s only now I’ve felt this overwhelming need to arm myself to protect myself.”
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that purchasing weapons during the outbreak isn’t exactly a good idea.
“You have a lot of people now who are at home, normally they’re not, cabin fever sets in and you have a crowded environment. Weapons are not a good mix,” he told the media during a press conference.
Watch this video report:
Thousands of College Students Gather in Miami Beaches Despite Covid-19 Warnings
“If I get corona, I get corona. I’m not going to let it stop me from partying.”
- Thousands of college students flocked to Miami beaches over the spring break.
- This is despite the warnings of health authorities and government officials about the dangers of large gatherings, amidst the spread of coronavirus.
- A male student said he's not going to let the disease stop him from "partying."
Coronavirus Predicted to Last Until 2021 in the UK, With Almost 8 Million Hospitalized
This is the worst case scenario.
- The report predicted that the virus will remain until spring next year.
- Around 80 percent will be affected, which is the worst case scenario.
- They are hopeful that treatment will be available by the time the virus "peaks" to lessen the number of cases and deaths.
First Batch of Coronavirus Vaccine Has Been Shipped, Human Testing Starts
Human testing is set to start very soon.
- In the race to find cure for the novel coronavirus, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts has announced that the first batch of vaccine has been shipped for human testing.
- The first vial of cure was sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Moderna Therapeutics was able to come up with a vaccine.
- Human testing is expected to commence as early as April.
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