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Supermarket shelves go bare as Omicron disrupts U.S.

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By Delphine TOUITOU and Juliette MICHEL

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And it is about to get a lot worse. Canada is mandating vaccines for cross border truckers this weekend and the US later this month. A trucker strike is planned.

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If there are hoarders buying items by the truckloads and selling them out to others like scalpers do to sport and entertainment tickets, I hope the police arrest them all! This is ridiculous and unwarranted panic buying.

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What ‘leaves’, *@Reckless 11:40am ***? - It’s winter! **And, most ‘media’ these days, including this one, are strictly ‘digital’.

@Reckless 11:40am: [*with a run on toilet paper**] “*I will never get that. Worst case wipe with newspaper, or leaves.” -

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All of the supermarkets I go to are filled. I must just be lucky.

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A friend of mine is still working his way through the roomful of toilet paper his wife panic-bought in the days following 3/11.

Some people just lose all sense of perspective and create problems which nobody needs.

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Not just in the US. Supermarkets in Australia are also having supply issues with so many infected by covid having to isolate they are not at work creating supply chain issues. Fresh meats are in short supply with almost empty shelves now a common sight at some supermarkets.

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I always wondered if it’s good or bad they only your product remains.

seems bad as no one wants it. But if forced to buy it they might try it and actually like it.

or it has nothing to do with any of that and your product is the one that was just unloaded and stocked and will also be gone soon too.

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Essentials are one thing, but the average American supermarket, leastwise the one's I have been too, have way too much garbage on their shelves anyway.

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And it is about to get a lot worse. Canada is mandating vaccines for cross border truckers this weekend and the US later this month. A trucker strike is planned.

> The new rule could encourage reluctant workers to roll up their sleeves. One Montreal-based logistics company offered a $10,000 bonus last month to all drivers who received their first vaccine dose by mid-January in the hopes of retaining employees and boosting inoculation rates. from cbc news

Wish I was paid 10K to get a vaccine!

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And it is about to get a lot worse. Canada is mandating vaccines for cross border truckers this weekend and the US later this month. A trucker strike is planned.

yes and rightly so. if they aren't vaccinated by now, this will enforce it . What sympathy do they think a trucker strike will hold?

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