I read about the situation in SG during this Coronavirus phase…
People stocking up on face masks and food supplies…
It’s understandable.

There are a few ways to look at it.
1) People want to do “something” it makes them feel like they are more secure. Doesn’t mean it will work, but doing “something” makes them feel better.
2) It’s better to have something and not need it, than to need something and not have it.

IF I were in SG, would I stock up on food?
Well, it depends. I wouldn’t need to. I always have stocks of food and water at home to last around a month or more. I have some face masks and hand sanitizers.
I eat them, and buy more to restock all the time. It’s part of my usual routine when I’m in SG.

You see, being prepared is like being financially independent.
You must not be held hostage in bad situations.
If you don’t