ATLANTA – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new and updated formula to help people determine how many rolls of toilet paper they should be hoarding during the pandemic.
“This was a few weeks in the making, its quite a complicated formula,” said epidemiologist Sarah Dexter. “We use fairly complex statistics is some of our calculations, but this one takes the cake.”
The formula takes into account the number of current cases, the incidence rate, both first and secondary attack rates and a forecast of the disease based on other countries.
Just plug in the latest pandemic case numbers to get your answer:
Once you get the answer, times it by zero. That is how many rolls of toilet paper you need to hoard during this pandemic.