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  • Coronavirus tips are all over the place right now, but the most important ones pertain to how you can prepare yourself for the inevitable coronavirus second wave.
  • Healthcare systems will undoubtedly be better prepared this time around, but coronavirus cases are already climbing rapidly in many regions as states reopen their economies.
  • If you’re smart, you’ll stock up on certain essentials now — like coronavirus face masks and powerful hand sanitizer — so you’re not left scrambling when things get bad again.

Look, it has been about 3 months since coronavirus lockdowns began in the United States, and there’s simply no way we can continue like that. Should we? Perhaps, but it’s a moot point. Economies are reopening all across the country and they should be. But unfortunately, many people out there haven’t gotten the message and they’re still not being safe enough when they go out. As a result, coronavirus cases are already climbing quickly in several states.

You don’t need to read the CDC’s recommendations to know that you know you need to wear a face mask when you go outside. You also know you need to use hand sanitizer whenever you touch a surface or object in public. You know you need to sanitize things in your home and office with Clorox wipes all the time (Clorox wipes are in stock right now at Amazon at elevated prices if you’re running low and in dire need). Not everyone is as smart or as cautious as you though, so you can expect a coronavirus second wave to sweep the country in the coming months. Do you want to deal with another rush on essentials? No, of course you don’t. That’s why you should definitely stock up now, and here you’ll find five key things you’d be wise to load up on.

Face masks

Jointown 3-layer face masks are by far the best-selling masks on Amazon and they do a great job of protecting you when combined with strict social distancing and good hygiene. Plus, they only cost 50¢ per mask thanks to a coupon, so you should definitely stock up.

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For higher-risk activities like taking public transportation, flying, or visiting a doctor’s office, more effective KN95 face masks are good to have. MagiCare KN95 face masks are very popular with our readers and are back in stock right now at the new lower price of just $3.11 each. Head over to eBay and you’ll easily pay $10 or $12 apiece for KN95 masks!

And if you want the best of the best, there have been some rare opportunities lately to load up on things like 3M N95 masks, 3M respirators with replaceable filter attachments, and Honeywell face masks that are typically reserved for hospitals and government agencies only.

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Lastly, you might also be able to get 3M R95 face masks and Hui You KN95 face masks if you hurry.


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Hand sanitizer

Lucky Super Soft Hand Sanitizer Gel with the same formulation as Purell has been very popular among our readers and it’s now finally back in stock. It’s a soothing gel with moisturizers including vitamin E, and it’s more than strong enough to kill coronavirus.

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If you’re looking for another good option with even more coronavirus-killing alcohol in its formulation, Forward Science Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Spray has been a best-seller for a while now. 6-packs of 8-ounce bottles are now back and it has 80% alcohol content so it’s the strongest hand sanitizer you can get right now.

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Finally, people in search of a good option from a top brand will find Suave Hand Sanitizer Spray in stock at Amazon.

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Toilet paper

Remember how difficult it was to find toilet paper a month ago? Well, it’s still that tough to find in some areas and it’s going to get even worse once coronavirus infection rates start climbing again. Do yourself a favor: Visit Amazon’s toilet paper page and stock up — Charmin, Cottonelle, and Quilted Northen are all in stock today if you hurry!

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Paper towels

The run on paper towels was nowhere near as bad as the run on toilet paper, but good brands are still difficult to find in some regions. Paper towels never expire and you’ll always need them, so you might as well stock up on paper towels while some decent options are still available.

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Nitrile Gloves

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget how difficult it was to find protective gloves between March and May. In fact, some sizes are still tough to come by. Order up a bunch of nitrile gloves now so you don’t have to worry about it later.

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