The fear of running out of toilet paper

Bob Sirott

A shopper passes empty shelves usually stocked with toilet paper in a supermarket in Melbourne on March 5, 2020. – COVID-19 coronavirus fears have triggered runs on several products, including hand sanitisers and face masks, with images of shoppers stacking trolleys with toilet rolls spreading on social media. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

Bob Sirott talks to Chicago Sun Times columnists Neil Steinberg about his piece in the paper today about the product that has flown off the shelves one the COVID-19 pandemic hit closer to home: toilet paper. Neil explains “FORO” or the “Fear of Running Out”, and whether men or women use more.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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