(WEHT/AP)- Fears surrounding the new spreading virus have created legions of hoarders.

Costco is boasting about growth in the latest quarter.

Many people are stockpiling canned goods, frozen dinners, toilet paper, and cleaning products due to the coronavirus.

Some shoppers have even been posting pictures of long lines at Costco stores.

Consumers are trying to exert control over an uncertain situation. 

Hoarding around the coronavirus is expected to last for weeks.

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(This story was originally published on March 6, 2020)