I know a lot of people are upset about the empty supermarket shelves and have complained abut hoarding by a few shoppers. I don’t see it as hoarding.
Normally, many people go shopping a few times a week to restock food and supplies. With most, if not all of us, facing a two week quarantine, it is necessary to stockpile food and supples in order to make it through the quarantine period. So it isn’t hoarding that is going on, it’s simply getting prepared for an extended quarantine period.
If our incompetent government hadn’t told us “everything is fine, nothing to worry about”, suppliers would have time to ramp up production to meet the quarantine supply situation.
In time, the supply situation will work out but not before all of us have a quarantine stockpile of food and supplies.