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Britain’s stockpiling panic reveals the nation’s crisis of individualism. The vulnerable get left behind

Self-preservation is a basic human instinct. But in a world centered around individual survival, we mustn't forget who suffers most

By Oliver Murphy  

Hand sanitiser and face masks on sale due to the Coronavirus in Baker St, London. Picture date: Monday 16th March 2020. Photo credit should read: David Jensen/ EMPICS Entertainment

It was last week when Isabel had come out of major surgery to remove a brain tumour. Now convalescing at home, Isabel (not her real name) is only able to take paracetamol to manage what she describes as “excruciating pain”. But since coming home, she has been unable to purchase any painkillers—and she’s visited every supermarket in her town. Isabel is now…

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