View Poll Results: How many face masks do you consume each day?

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  • More than four

    0 0%
  • Between two to four

    5 6.94%
  • One each day

    30 41.67%
  • One every other day

    15 20.83%
  • I do not wear mask

    22 30.56%
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  1. #451

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat
    There is no incentive to have the government limit prices either. The first grandma in line is just gonna buy two or three times as many if they are cheaper. We've seen this with toilet paper. Prices are cheap and there still isn't any available because everybody has been schlepping it away 10 packs at a time.
    The incentive for a functioning government is to protect their citizens so that they are not ousted. But you are right, this incentive doesn't exist for our government.
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  2. #452

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    Sorry, if it's already been posted. Anyone attempted this method ?



    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ong-scientists


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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah01
    Sorry, if it's already been posted. Anyone attempted this method ?



    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ong-scientists

    Required items: kitchen roll, strong tissue paper, elastic bands, a hole punch, paper tape, scissors, plastic-coated steel wire, a pair of glasses, plastic file folders and binder clips.
    Next items to panic buy
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  4. #454

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat
    Next items to panic buy
    So, brace up for yet another shortage. Go, buy scissors and all the stuffs before it's too late. We can thank the scientists later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw90
    Yes, HK people are buying from all over the world but that's not resulting in an increase in supply which is the second part of your argument.
    Well clearly it does, because if they didn't then there would be less of them available to buy.

    In order to increase supply, more machines need to be procured and by the time that's done the need for additional masks will probably be over.

    I would say mask machines are a depreciating asset so procuring additional machines and materials would just result in wastage.
    Hmmm.....

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN2001HY

    https://news.3m.com/blog/3m-stories/...el-coronavirus

    https://www.businessinsider.com/foxc...navirus-2020-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyears
    Well clearly it does, because if they didn't then there would be less of them available to buy.



    Hmmm.....

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN2001HY

    https://news.3m.com/blog/3m-stories/...el-coronavirus

    https://www.businessinsider.com/foxc...navirus-2020-2
    You think there's infinite production capacity? Yes, they can use up the slack that was in the system but they aren't going to invest in more equipment for a once-in-a-decade occurrence.

    Yes, first year BSc Economics teaches you that if demand outstrips demand then supply will increase to match demands but that's assuming a 100% efficient economy. We do not live in a 100% efficient economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw90
    You think there's infinite production capacity?
    That's not what I said.

  8. #458

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    Toilet paper is...

    “a better gift than wine now,” he said.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-and-hong-kong

    Friends gathering at a restaurant in Hong Kong this week were asked to bring contributions of face masks or toilet paper for a lucky draw.
    And in a sign of love in the time of the coronavirus, photos of bouquets stuffed with instant noodles and vegetables instead of roses are making the rounds of Singapore’s finance WhatsApp groups for Valentine’s Day after a run on supermarkets forced them to impose limits on shoppers.

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    The Philippine government has offered 4 year tax holiday and zero import duty on capital goods for mask manufacturers.

    Not many, if any, are going to be shipped from here for a while as the manufacturers have committed supply to the Dept of Health first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah01
    Sorry, if it's already been posted. Anyone attempted this method ?



    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ong-scientists
    I suspect a lot of aunties will be happy since they already have the middle one
    https://craziestgadgets.com/wp-conte...ace-shield.jpg

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