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Supermarket shoppers queue for toilet paper in March, 2020 (Image: AAP/James Gourley)

The US has recorded more than 2 million cases of coronavirus (and rising), but officials say the actual number of infections is likely much higher. Across the pond, anarchy rules in the UK. And at home, the panic buying returns.

US surge continues

While no one can doubt the seriousness of several consecutive days of double-figure new caseloads in Victoria, a glance around the world tells us just how much worse it could be.

The US is the site of the largest outbreak in the world, with at least 2.3 million infections and more than 120,000 dead. And it's getting worse.