Dmitry Tursunov Tweets on the Toilet Paper Buying Craze

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Dmitry Tursunov Tweets on the Toilet Paper Buying Craze

Retired tennis player Dmitry Tursunov, from Russia, who besides his tennis game was also known for his funny humour which he showcased while blogging for the ATP Tour website many years ago, took a funny crack at the current rush to buy toilet paper in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tursunov, who currently coaches WTA star Aryna Sabalenka, posted a picture of toilet paper from his Hyatt hotel room with the caption, saying 'Sorry (not sorry) @Hyatt but I’m taking these with me' The panic buying of toilet paper has been seen in many countries across the world in recent days in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speaking to Time magazine, psychologist Mary Alvord, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine, says, "There is comfort in knowing that it’s there.

We all eat and we all sleep and we all poop. It’s a basic need to take care of ourselves. We are also exceedingly social creatures, and we count on the community for our survival. People seen as unclean or unwell are at risk of being shunned—which in the state of nature could mean death.

We’ve gone beyond using leaves. It’s about being clean and presentable and social and not smelling bad”.