Why are you Buying Bottled Water?

Water Bottles
Bottle water is selling out. But why?

I’ve been following the Wuhan Virus for months now, and I have seen no reports stating that it affects the water supply.  So why are y’all buying up all the bottled water? 

First, you’re not going to catch the coronavirus by drinking tap water.

Second, it is extremely unlikely that the infrastructure that brings us all the miracle that is clean, water pouring out of our faucets will fail due to the virus.  Even China, with more than 80,000 cases and Italy, with more than 20,000 cases, have kept the water on.  So why do people think they need to buy bottled water?

Only reason I can think of is that its habit.  When a hurricane hits, bottled water sells out, so the non-preppers, the panic-stricken folk who react at the last minute, do what they always do and buy bottled water. 

Let me give you folks a suggestions: Buy food, because no utility is going to deliver it to your kitchen. See our list of items to stock. They don’t require refrigeration and they’ll last anywhere from six months to three or more years if you don’t need to eat them right away.

I can’t help but be amused that these same folks are buying water are buying up all the frozen food.  Doesn’t it stand to reason that if the water stops flowing, the electricity is going to have been long gone?  (Let the record show that I fully expect both to stay on for the duration of this emergency.)

These are the same people who crowd the hurricane evacuation routes at the last minute and have only a quarter tank of gas.  Then they complain that all the close nearby are booked solid.

Where’s Darwin when you need him?