For those who have their genome data (e.g. 23andme), do a search for i3003626. If you have the variant with one or two deletions, there's speculation* you're better equipped for this. But only 20% of the population will have this.
* based on the preliminary studies suggesting this virus attaches to your cells in a similar way to HIV.
I've no idea what my genome is, but googled i3003626 and came up with this https://www.snpedia.com/index.php/I3003626
which I didn't really understand anyway! Sorry Mark.
Utterly despicable, but not surprising, I hope they do prosecute these retailers and others who seek to benefit from the current panic over this virus. I had a look at Tesco online while I was doing my usual weekly shop, and all the hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial soaps are sold out.
Thanks I hadn't thought of Milton baby wipes. You can still get soap, but not much, but you can't get hand sanitisers. But I think you can get them at either other supermarkets or at chemists. I read that Boots & Lloyds chemists are restricting their sales of sanitisers to two to each customer, but I don't know if this is the case
I hadn't thought of baby wipes either but as I very rarely go out these days (nothing to do with the virus btw) will stick to soap and water for the time being - and I do have a big packet of soap in the flat anyway. I've also added high strength garlic tablets to my usual vitamin C ones. They have a special coating which makes the 'garlic breath' side-effect very unlikely.
PS - It goes without saying that the online health store I get all my products from is also being kept very busy with orders and requests for information. Seems a quite a lot of folk trust the natural health people more than they do their doctors, and I can't say I blame them!
Anyway now that the first death from the virus has been recorded in the UK - an elederly woman in Berkshire with underlying health conditions - no doubt the levels of panic will be ramped up by the British media, as if they aren't already high enough. Meanwhile the latest is that people are being asked to foot-tap each other rather than shake hands.