Hilary Jones Condemned Stockpilers On His GMB Segment This Morning

Reports have come in from up and down the country that shelves have been left empty amid soaring coronavirus cases and fresh lockdown fears.

The impact of this potential new wave of panic buying has already been addressed by major retailers, with Morrisons stepping in to restrict certain items in their stores.

Morrisons has opted to put a limit on the number of kitchen rolls and toilet rolls you can buy, as well as some other common items, like household cleaners.

Speaking to presenters Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd in a segment where they discussed the ongoing coronavirus guidelines, the GP firmly reminded viewers that stockpiling is a selfish and unnecessary endeavour.

“There’s no need to stockpile,” said the Doctor.

“It just makes it difficult for other people.”

Dr Hilary tried to get viewers to think of the impact of their actions by referencing the now viral video of a critical care nurse crying in her car because her local supermarket shelves were left bare.

Nurse Dawn Bilbrough made an emotional appeal online back in March when panic buying first came to the forefront, urging people to remember NHS staff were the ones looking after people and needed to stay healthy too.

“We had a very touching video didn’t we from a nurse and that video went viral,” continued Dr Hilary.

“She had been on for 48 hour shift, she couldn’t buy simple staple foods, the shelves were bare.

“And there was no need because there was plenty of supply, supply was never hit.”

His rebuttal comes in the same week that Lorraine Kelly slammed panic buying ‘clowns’ on her morning TV show.

Both Lorraine and Dr Hilary, who were on air together, called the practice ‘ridiculous’ after being shown an image of a man leaving a shop with a trolley stacked full of toilet paper.

Wrapping up his condemnation of stockpilers on Good Morning Britain, Dr Hilary added: “Supplies have never changed in the shops and nobody went hungry.

“There have always been lots of products in the shop. There is simply no reason to believe that that will change.

“Please, do not stockpile or panic buy. There is no need. It is idiotic.”

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