I agree that the media has driven the hoarding mentality happening out there and at this time, nobody will be listening to the advice of an out of tune PM who is once again failing to show any leadership so I feel his breath is wasted telling people not to hoard, and would be better spent explaining what the government is doing (and not just what they want us to do). Everything they've talked about so far is about what we are banned from doing and how they're going to try and prop up the economy. Right now casual workers couldn't give a stuff about the economy, they're worrying about what will happen when the cafe they're at closes for a month and they can't pay rent. Full time workers are wondering if the company they work for will even exist after this is over, teachers are concerned that they're spending their days with hundreds of potential carriers that do not and probably can not really understand the implications of poor hygiene and Scotty is once again sitting on his hands.
I sincerely hope that this all blows over and we come through the other side pretty much the same but I have my doubts. Thousands of doctors and healthcare workers are advocating for a total shutdown for 3-4 weeks to "flatten the curve" and there is currently no indication that this is going to happen. We have had months to prepare for this, a rapid response was required, but the gov are still playing it slow, while countries like China, Singapore and South Korea hit it early and hard and are showing signs of recovery.
Sorry, I know this post is rather scattershot, but I am in an industry that is being crushed by this and I worry about our future so I've just sort of banged out a few thoughts on how I'm seeing. I think the economy is going take a massive hit no matter what (already is) so we should get cracking on getting the pain out of the way early so we can move onto recovery.