Is toilet paper not made in the USA?— Kandee Johnson (@kandeejohnson) March 31, 2020
Is it made in China and we can’t receive it?
How can we be 3 weeks in and still no toilet paper anywhere?
Asking for a friend only, definitely not myself. I totally didn’t try to google this & found nothing.
The Beauty Guru and YouTube make up artist took to social media to express her frustration and confusion in still not being able to find toilet paper in stores.
Have you found toilet paper and other essentials at your local stores?
[An Insight into the TP shortage]
We've been led to believe that the toilet paper outages are the result of hoarders and panic-buyers cramming their closets with Charmin.— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) April 2, 2020
I talked to some toilet-paper insiders (really) and it turns out that is probably mostly wrong! https://t.co/ZvaYjnUrEz
“In short, the toilet paper industry is split into two, largely separate markets: commercial and consumer. The pandemic has shifted the lion’s share of demand to the latter. People actually do need to buy significantly more toilet paper during the pandemic — not because they’re making more trips to the bathroom, but because they’re making more of them at home. With some 75% of the U.S. population under stay-at-home orders, Americans are no longer using the restrooms at their workplace, in schools, at restaurants, at hotels, or in airports.”
In other related news, bidet sales are up. “Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we’re seeing record-breaking traffic and sales with no signs of slowing down,” a spokesperson for bidet manufacturer BioBidet told Yahoo Lifestyle.
ONTD, have you used a bidet?
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