Corona Warning: That's why we shouldn't hoard medicines

It is understandable: in the times of the Corona crisis, one is restless and angry, yes, maybe even a little fearful. After all, it is a very unusual situation for us, the extent of which nobody really expected. But that is precisely why it is important to keep a cool head. Now more than ever! Now we are even more responsible. Now we think even more socially and make no room for selfishness. And that's why we don't hoard medicines – moreover, it is not necessary.

Hamsters or stealing disinfectants in hospitals are unsound

North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) emphasized this to the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (FAS). He warns above all about shopping for hamsters in pharmacies. Because actually there will be no bottlenecks in medical care – provided everyone adheres to the rules. "When everyone starts hoarding medication they don't need, the best system breaks down. The system is based on trust, and everyone helps to maintain that trust," warns Laschet.

So we don't have to hamster

We really don't have to worry: we don't have to do without the stores that provide our basic needs. "Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks – they will definitely stay on, they will ensure basic care," said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU). So, no reason for selfish hamsters. Better:

Buy 'what is needed, maybe a little more to reduce shopping. But no panicked hamster purchases.

So Laschet advises. Because the most important thing – and what counts in the end – is cohesion in the community. Now more than ever!

Sources used: FAS,