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  • The United States is now in the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and we have already set new records for daily case numbers.
  • With that in mind, it’s no surprise that many reports are saying grocery stores across the country are bracing for another huge rush of grocery hoarding.
  • There’s almost no way things will be as bad as they were back in March and April, but you should still stock up on essentials like best-selling FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks, Purell hand sanitizer, Purell alcohol wipes, and more.

The dreaded third wave of coronavirus infections is now here and in terms of new daily case numbers, it’s the worse one yet. That’s right, we even broke the records set back in mid-July. It’s absolutely inexcusable, but there’s nothing we can do about it now. As the weather gets colder and pandemic fatigue continues to drive more people to make bad decisions, new case numbers will continue to soar.

With that in mind, countless reports of grocery stores stockpiling supplies should come as no surprise as stores prepare for what could be another crazy rush. On top of that, a recent study found that 87% of shoppers are worried that surging COVID-19 cases will lead to another rush of grocery hoarding.

Long story short, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on certain must-have products now.

Must-have products like face masks, hand sanitizer, bleach, household cleaners, and of course toilet paper were impossible to find during the first rush of grocery hoarding. But the good news is that availability has improved dramatically in recent months, so there’s no way things will get as bad as they were the first time around. That said, it’s still not a bad idea to stock up now on some key essentials in case people start stockpiling groceries again.

No one wants to have to deal with another rush of grocery hoarding, but you may be running out of time to get out ahead of it. That’s why you should definitely stock up now, and there are five key things you’d be wise to focus on.

Face masks

For high-risk activities like riding on public transportation, flying, or being anywhere indoors around other people, you need more effective face masks than the blue 3-ply ones and reusable cloth masks everyone wears. Powecom KN95 face masks are very popular with our readers and are back in stock right now on Amazon. This is a rare opportunity to pick up FDA-authorized KN95 masks on Amazon that have been tested and found to filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles. That’s better performance than almost every 3M N95 mask you can buy! 10-packs are on sale right now for under $19 instead of $45 — that’s a huge discount for the best-selling face masks on Amazon!

When those sell out, you get get FDA-authorized Nan Qi Xing KN95 masks that NIOSH says work just as well for just $1.80 each, or these sleek black KN95 masks for $1.40 apiece.

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If you don’t mind spending a little more money, you can also get actual N95 masks from top brands like 3M, Honeywell, Moldex, and more.

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You can also pick up best-selling SupplyAID KN95 face masks for $3.31 each when you buy a 5-pack, and popular COVAFLU KN95 masks are on sale for $2.60 each.

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Amazon’s best-selling face masks have been Jointown 3-layer face masks since the start of the pandemic, and they’re perfect for low-risk situations like being outside. Right now they’re on sale for just $0.24 per mask, so you should definitely stock up whether or not you think a grocery rush is coming. Reusable cloth face masks from an Amazon-exclusive brand are also a great buy at $1.95 each.

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Hand sanitizer

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. If you hurry, you’ll find the holy grail: 12-packs of 8oz Purell pump bottles and 4-packs of 1 liter Purell bottles sold directly by Amazon at the lowest prices since the pandemic started. Even Purell pump bottles and Purell alcohol wipes are somehow in stock right now!

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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. It’s also a well-known brand that’s sold in stores like CVS, Costco, Whole Foods, and 7-Eleven.

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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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Household cleaners

It makes sense that certain things like Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Clorox bleach cleaners would be in high demand since they kill germs and viruses, including human coronaviruses. If you recall back to March and April though, most cleaners from top brands were sold out in stores. Stock up now on all the household cleaners you need because there’s no telling when they might start flying off the shelves again. Even Clorox wipes and Lysol wipes are in stock today at less inflated prices, and so is Lysol spray.

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Toilet paper

No one wants to relive what was happening across the country back in March and April. That said, some top TP brands are still somewhat difficult to come by online and in local stores. Do yourself a favor: Visit Amazon’s toilet paper page and stock up — Charmin, Cottonelle, and Quilted Northen are all in stock today, so you don’t have to settle for Amazon brand or, heaven forbid, Scott.

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Paper towels

Paper towel hoarding was nowhere near as bad as the run on toilet paper, but good brands are still difficult to find in some regions. This is something that never expires 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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