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- The “coronavirus second wave” was such a big focus for so long, but the US forgot one little detail: We never flattened the curve from the first wave and now COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing across the country.
- It’s true that hospitals in some areas will be better prepared this time around, but coronavirus cases are already climbing far too rapidly to contain in many states like California, Florida, Texas, and others.
- We all know where this is going and If you’re smart, sadly, and if you’re smart you’ll stock up on certain essentials now — like best-selling coronavirus face masks and strong hand sanitizer — so you’re not left scrambling when inventory shortages inevitably hit again.
Coronavirus lockdowns began back in March in the United States, and there’s simply no way we could’ve continued to keep people cooped up at home any longer. Should we? Probably, but it’s a moot point. Economies have reopened all across the country and unfortunately, many people out there somehow still haven’t gotten the message that they need to wear masks and practice social distancing. As a result, they’re still not being safe enough when they go out and now new coronavirus cases are skyrocketing across the country. Incredibly, we’re now even worse off than we were back in April.
Intelligent people likely don’t even need to read the CDC’s recommendations to know that they need to wear face masks when they go outside. They also know they need to use hand sanitizer like Purell whenever they touch a surface or object in public. They know they need to sanitize things in their homes and offices with disinfectant wipes all the time (Purell 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 though, and there will likely be supply shortages in the coming weeks and months as case numbers continue to soar.
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.
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.
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 lowest price we’ve ever seen. Head over to eBay and you’ll easily pay $10 or $12 apiece for KN95 masks!
If you want the best of the best, there have been some rare opportunities lately to load up on things like 3M KN95 masks, 3M respirators with NIOSH-approved particulate filters, and Honeywell face masks that are typically reserved for hospitals and government agencies only.
3M Reusable Face Mask Respirators Price:$19.99+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 Particulate Filters Price:$9.99+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Price:$30.00 ($6.00 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Honeywell Retail Nuisance Disposable Dust Mask, 5-Pack (RWS-54000), White Price:$8.42 ($1.68 / Mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Price:$155.00 ($15.50 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Cup Particulate Res+pirators,valve 95% Cup Face protection (9000) Price:$68.00 ($3.40 / Mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
The big news here is that Purell hand sanitizer is FINALLY back in stock on Amazon and there are FINALLY options that are available to everyone, not just hospitals. Some prices are inflated (like Purell sanitizing wipes, which you should only order if you have a very urgent need) but prices have actually come down a bit and are quite reasonable if you buy Purell bottles in bulk.
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel, 1 Fl Oz (12-Pack) Price:$34.99 for 12 bottles Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel, 1 Fl Oz (24-Pack) Price:$64.99 for 24 bottles Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel, 1 Fl Oz Price:$3.99 for 1 bottle Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
GOJ912006CMREA - Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes Price:$7.00 for 1 canister Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
MedEx 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.
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.
Hand Sanitizer - 80% Ethanol Alcohol - World Health Organization Formula - 8 fl. oz. 6 Pack - L… List Price:$19.99 Price:$49.99 for 6 bottles You Save:$1.00 (5%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Finally, people in search of a good option from a top brand will find Suave Hand Sanitizer Spray in stock at Amazon.
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!
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.
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.
- 1 AccuMed Face Mask (Headband), Cup Style Mask, (20 Count)
- 2 10-Pack KN95 (EUA Listed Appendix A Authorized Respirator), Protective Face Mask, Disposable Pa…
- 3 PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Refreshing Gel, Clean Scent, 8 fl oz Sanitizer Table Top Pump B…
- 4 ASUS VivoBook 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Notebook - Intel Core i5-1035G1 1.0GHz - 8GB RAM 256GB PCIe…
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