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Why are People Panic Buying Toilet Paper?

Panic buying has gone through the roof with the arrival of the new corona pandemic. First it was face masks and disinfectants, and now people worldwide are stockpiling toilet paper. Some countries have started to limit the quantity of items you can purchase, while some supermarkets are completely out of  toilet paper.

But why? Toilet paper isn’t protecting you from the virus, nor is it a necessity like bread or milk, but people still buy it in huge bulks. There could be many reasons.

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Conflicting news causes panic and uneasiness

Steve Taylor, writer and author, says that the reason many are panicking is because the virus is new and unknown, and hearing conflicting news can be a stepping stone for extreme measures. People are told that there is a great danger, and the only way to stop it is washing their hands. It makes them feel helpless so they react with caution.

Unclear instructions from authorities

Since so many countries are taking action, closing their borders and imposing strict movement laws, people from countries which are not yet reinforcing new rules are preparing for the same conditions in their own hometowns, claims Baruch Fischhoff,  Professor at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Panic buying is caused by panicky people

Social Media is full to the brink with pictures of empty racks and overflowing shopping carts. People look at these pictures and start to panic, which makes them go to the store to stock up as well.

“People are social beings, and we observe each other to note what is safe and what is dangerous. So, when you see a person panic buying at the store, it can cause a contagious fear effect”, says Steve Taylor.

Looking through those pictures makes people think that they must hurry up with their shopping while there’s still toilet paper in stock, which creates a never-ending cycle.

Wanting to prepare for the inevitable is natural

Whilst some governments and health institutes are instructing, or imposing that people stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, wanting to prepare for isolation is reasonable.

The new virus triggers some kind of a survival instinct in people. What are we to do when there are no more supplies left, including toilet paper? What are we supposed to replace it with? That money is going to be spent on toilet paper anyway – this is the thought process of many people.

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Feeling in control of the situation

People who are stockpiling are only thinking about themselves and their families, and have no concern for health workers and the diseased, or other people in general. People mass buying face masks have caused their shortage, which means that a lot of health care workers are left exposed. In addition to the influx of patients to the already overcrowded hospitals, the loss of doctors and nurses can be catastrophic.

The reason for this kind of behavior is fear. Fischhoff claims that the preparations like buying toilet paper help people regain a sense of control in a situation which seems hopeless. It is simply a coping mechanism for many people in these hard times.

Bankruptcy due to Corona, Weddings Canceled

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April and May are the most popular months for wedding celebrations, but unfortunately, due to the pandemic, a lot of them will have to be canceled.

A couple from Britain have been planning a huge Hindu wedding near London, but they have realized that all their plans went to waste since most of their guests decided to cancel.

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The wedding has cost them 100.000 euros, and they are now trying to get in contact with their suppliers for a possible refund.

Another couple from Britain were supposed to get married in Italy next month, although they had to cancel due to the current situation in the world, especially Italy. The couple has been planning this event for their 150 guests for the last 6 months.

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Planning a wedding is not an easy task, and many people plan it a year in advance. Rescheduling can be very stressful, but in times like these it’s important to remember that health comes first.

Origins of Baptism  

It is a sacrament established by Jesus Christ, whereby a person in the bath of baptismal water cleanses or absolves himself from the sins of divine grace, first from the east, as well as all those committed personally, and spiritually regenerates to a new life in Christ, is transformed into Christ, and becomes a member of the people of God or the Church.

It imprints the baptized person with an indelible mark or character and, therefore, once validly received, is not repeated, and membership in Christ and the Church can no longer be annulled or completely lost, even if the baptist was not later reared in the faith, or fulfilled religious obligations, or explicitly renounced faith.

Origin

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Water ceremony has long been practiced in the old world as a symbol not only of physical but also of moral purification. Christian baptism originates from the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. In the first centuries of Christianity, it was always preceded by the introduction of faith. In early Christianity, it was performed on mature believers, who had previously had to apply as candidates for the baptismal rite and to go through the preparatory period by practicing fasting and prayer. Adults who intended to receive it had a special status.

This status lasted about two years, but sometimes the deadline was reduced or increased. If they were worthy of it, or admission to the Christian community, there would be a rite during which the initiate would, without clothing, descend into the water, washing away sins and symbolizing the death of his former self. The priest would then invite the Spirit to descend on the reborn, who wears a white robe and receives honey mixed with milk – food for the newborn. It was performed in streams and rivers, and from Constantine the Great in the special water pools that were at the church.

Who is suitable?

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Any person who has not done this before can be baptized at any age. In the beginnings of Christianity, this was distributed mainly to adults, who, encouraged by the preaching of the gospel, wished themselves to be baptized. At a very early age, however, at the request of the parents, children began to be baptized, and over time, the baptism of children in the Catholic Church became a regular and general practice.

The code of canon law specifies what is required for both valid and permissible ceremonies, whether adults or children.

If it is performed on adults, both adults, 18 years of age and minors, below that age, who have come out of childhood, ie. when they have reached the age of seven and have come to use reason, they need to manifest their will to receive the holy sacrament. This manifestation of the will can be made explicit, by a statement before a priest or before a believer, and it can be implicit if it can be inferred from various unambiguous signs that such a will exists.

The will or desire to receive it is essential, and the validity depends on it. Baptism to an adult without his or her knowledge or against his or her will and force would be invalid. In addition, adults should be sufficiently educated in religious truths and Christian obligations and should be tried during the preparatory period for baptism in the conduct of the Christian life. If this teaching and introduction to the practical Christian life were absent, it would not be permissible but valid.

As regards the baptism of children, parents should make sure that their children are baptized in the first weeks after birth. Accordingly, they should contact their pastor as soon as possible after the birth of the child, or even before birth, and ask and agree on the baptism of the child and do what is necessary in connection with the act, and parental instruction on the meaning is certainly included baptisms and the obligations associated therewith.

Baptism of a child would be valid if the parents did not ask for it, but in order for it to be divided, it is necessary that his or her parents, or at least one of them, or whoever legally replaces the parents, consent to it. It is also required to have reasonable hopes that the child will be raised in that faith.

The Impact of Baptism on the Christian Experience

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The theoretical discussion of it is of little value unless the practical impact of baptism on the life of the believer is also considered. It alone does not guarantee a new life. There is no sacramental power in the water of baptism as such. However, it symbolically represents purification, washing away from sin, and moral impurity.

When the Holy Spirit enlightens him, man becomes aware of his lost condition. By repentance and confession man can be freed from the burden of sin and guilt, he can feel that God has accepted him unconditionally, he can get the freedom to live a new life through the Holy Spirit. That new life is the result of a new birth or renewal. The apostle Paul compares the experience of new birth or renewal with the Holy Spirit to the death and funeral of an old life and a resurrection to a new life. This change is symbolically represented by that.

Why swear are being read during the ceremony?

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The one who is baptized is perfected by an oath to drive the devil away from him, who, from the time of Adam’s sin, gained access to men and a certain authority over them, as over his captives or servants. The apostle Paul says that all people who are beyond grace walk in the spirit of this world, in the prince who rules in the air, in the spirit that now resides in the sons of opposition.

The institution of the godfather

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The godfather, who gives the name to the child, is the witness of ceremony and the spiritual parent of the child being baptized. He must be of the same faith, baptized and of legal age. If he is married, he must be married in church. Parents cannot be godparents to their children, nor can monks. He should not be selected among blood relatives.

Baptism Gifts

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As you can see, Baptism has a long and significant history in Jewish Culture. In case you want to own some gifts regarding this ritual or anything else related to Jewish culture and history, make sure you check this website. It is great to get some of the stuff for someone who is getting baptized.

Conclusion

On the basis of all that we have stated, the registration in the register of baptized persons entails the issuing of an authentic document, baptismal certificate or corresponding confirmation that one is indeed baptized, and on this basis, it is possible to exercise the rights that baptized and Church members have.

Designer Protection Masks: New Fashion Trend?

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Although most of the European Fashion Week shows in February, were canceled due to Coronavirus, others were maintained and highly visited. Several designers tried to take advantage of the situation and make designer masks to protect people from viruses and pollution in high-fashion.

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The biggest collection of designer masks were displayed at Paris Fashion Week. In addition to Paris, masks also appeared in Milano and London.

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Different fashion masks can be found everywhere on the internet. The prices are different, depending on the designer, and can go up to several hundreds of dollars. Off-White is one of the first brands to add fashion masks into their collection.

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Some are already all over this fashion trend, while others think it is unnecessary and does not fit the current virus situation.

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Pregnant Katy Perry Shows off Her Baby Bump on Stage

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On the International Women’s day, Katy Perry performed live the very first time after revealing that she and Orlando Bloom are expecting their first child.

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Katy shined in a pink dress, showing off her baby bump at the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final. After seeing her outfit, some fans are speculating that the 35-year-old pop star hopes for a girl.

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Katy sang numerous hit songs, such as Roar and Firework. She wore two combinations. The first outfit was a light pink retro dress with neon Venus symbols and pink latex boots.

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She then changed into a tight purple dress, also with a Venus symbol, in which her baby bump appeared even more noticeable than we saw earlier.

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Her dancers were wearing pink cricket bat costumes, and fans are comparing it to her Super Bawl performance in 2015, where the dancers were dressed as sharks.

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Read Also: Katy Perry Announces Her Pregnancy in Her New Music Video

The mother to be is glowing on stage, looking her best, giving a fantastic performance, and showing the power of women in the spirit of the International Women’s day!

The Queen Fears She Will Not See Her Great-Grandson Ever Again

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon be stepping back from their royal roles. Queen Elizabeth II supported their decision but is now in fear she will not watch her great-grandson grow up.

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According to Us Weekly, the Queen desires to have a close relationship with Archie, but, as a source claimed, it seems unlikely to happen.

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The Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter declared that The Queen has not seen Archie since last year and that there is”no excuse” as the Queen and Prince Philip “won’t be here much longer.” This year The Queen turns 94, and a few months later, Phillip will be celebrating his 99th birthday.

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The source told that Prince William and Kate Middleton would also love to have a close relationship with their nephew.

 Read Also: The Queen: Prince Harry Will Always Be Welcomed Back!

The Buckingham Palace was asked to comment but declined to make a statement about this situation.

O.J. Simpson Buys 60 Toilet Rolls Due to Coronavirus Fear

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A 72-year-old former felon recently posted on Twitter a picture of himself standing outside a store after panic buying a bunch of toilet paper and water as a result of a rapid Coronavirus spread.

O.J. is wearing a white mask to prevent himself from being infected and seems extremely scared of the mentioned virus. He captioned his photo: “Coronavirus? Who’s afraid?”

People on twitter were cruel with their responses:

“Don’t forget your gloves O.J.!” one person commented. Another asked O.J. to get rid of the virus, and the third warned that people should be more afraid of Simpson than the virus.

Read Also: Every Event, Film, and TV Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

 

O. J. anxiously buys 60 toilet rolls, 12 kitchen rolls, paper party cups, and at least three cases of water bottles.

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Due to panic, several stores have reduced the number of essential products one person can buy.

Every Event, Film, and TV Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

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Here is a complete rundown of all the ways the Coronavirus is changing the entertainment landscape around us.

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The Coronavirus outbreak is disrupting enjoyment activities in Hollywood and around the world, such as theatrical releases and launches of movie festivals and TV conferences.

We will continue to update this web page with the breaking news concerning production delays, competition cancellations, release date changes, and more enjoyment disruptions as a result of the Coronavirus.

Read also: Tom Cruise quarantined in Italy Over coronavirus outbreak

Major streaming companies, such as Apple, Netflix, and Amazon, have all pulled out of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. The occasion remains on schedule to release this month.

MipTV, the international  TV conference held each spring in Cannes, has canceled its 2020 edition because of coronavirus fears.

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Universal, MGM, and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have driven back the discharge of “No Time to Die” till November 12 in the U.K. Also, Universal had canceled the movie’s China premiere.

The China release of its own family blockbuster “Sonic the Hedgehog” is canceled because of the coronavirus. Other movie releases that have been not on time or canceled in China encompass Universal’s “1917,” Searchlight’s “Jojo Rabbit,” and Universal’s “Dolittle.”

Also Read: Lady Gaga’s New Single Starts Playing at a Meeting About Coronavirus

The Filmmaker Jia Zhangke delayed the production of his next movie indefinitely. The challenge became set to start filming in April. “We nevertheless can’t clearly do all the pre-production stuff to have this happen in April,” he said.

Also, Wong Kar-wai has put the production of his next feature, “Blossoms,” on hold because of the coronavirus.

The 2020 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece has been delayed as well. The festival was supposed to start on March 5 in Greece and run through March 15. However, the organizers are hopeful the event can be rescheduled.

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Then, the inaugural Red Sea Festival in Saudi Arabia has been canceled.

Disney canceled the two-day European press launch for Disney+. They will promote the new platform online instead.

Producers of “The Bachelorette” have canceled the upcoming season’s trip to Italy.

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