Capitalism typically rewards those who take full advantage of market conditions, and that is exactly what one entrepreneurial teenager did during the height of the coronavirus fears in the UK.
Many officials believe that over 10,000 UK residents may already have the virus, although the tested and confirmed number is currently lower than that. According to an article on the Guardian:
Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, said that worst-case scenario planning projected that 80% of the country would contract the virus, with a 1% mortality rate. This equates to more than 500,000 deaths.
Speaking at a sombre press conference in Downing Street, the prime minister said measures to tackle “the worst public health crisis for a generation” could “cause severe disruption” to everyday life for months.
“It is going to spread further and I must level with you, I must level with the British public: many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time,” Johnson said, as two more fatalities from Covid-19 brought the death toll in Britain so far to 10.
Jenny Tompkins posted the following Facebook status about her son’s actions and it has since gone viral.
This is a picture of my teenage son just getting in from school.
Why is he getting in from school at 10:53am you ask? Schools don’t finish until 3pm 🤔
Well the little turd has just been expelled from school for the day after been caught charging students 50p a squirt for hand sanitiser to protect themselfs from the bloody corona virus!! 🙄
Very hard to discipline this behaviour when his dad phones him from work to call him a fucking legend 🤦♀️🤦♀️
**Edit. I can’t keep up with the comments. For those asking, he made £9! He bought a multipack of Doritos and saving the rest to buy a kebab later 🙈 xXx
The teen made about £9 according to his mother, which amounts to just over $11USD at the current exchange rates.