It is, as they say, to LOL at our cousins in Britishland as they begin to panic:
Panic-buying Brits strip supermarket shelves of pasta, couscous and water: Shops are left bare of larder essentials as well as toilet roll, Berocca and disinfectant as coronavirus ‘preppers’ brace for meltdown
Couscous? [exit, pissing myself laughing]
Sorry, had to clean up a little. I do like the addition of Berocca (supposed hangover remedy, similar to Alka Seltzer) to the list of “emergency” supplies.
Just go ahead and read the article for more merriment. Good grief, do these people keep anything in the house?
Followup: of course, let’s not forget our own doomsayers here in Murka: