Americans massively began to build bunkers against the backdrop of the spread of coronavirus. This was reported by representatives of the market for survival and self-defense products.
Rising S Company founder Clyde Scott said that with the worsening situation with the coronavirus, people began to think more and more about building shelters. He called the current surge in bunker interest unprecedented.
“Never before have we seen growth in shelter sales due to medical reasons. Usually, our sales depend on political actions that can lead to infringement of freedoms or civil and social unrest, ”Scott added.
The most inexpensive one-room bunker, which the Rising S Company produces, costs 39.5 thousand dollars. The largest option with a sauna, a room for plants, a pool, a billiard room and a garage for several cars will cost the buyer $ 8 million.
Increased demand for shelters was also noted by David Davis, representative of US Safe Room .
“A guarantee of safety, readiness is more reliable than“ insurance ”, which is help only after you have already suffered losses. Our decision is, first of all, to prevent this loss, ”he said.
Davis noted that building a bunker is a necessary precaution to ensure family safety, and more and more Americans realize this.
Earlier in March, an unprecedented demand for luxury real estate was reported amid a coronavirus pandemic. Experts claimed that the rich are willing to spend big money, just to be away from the epicenters of the spread of the virus. As a refuge they most often choose Scottish castles, mansions with bunkers or the uninhabited islands of the Caribbean archipelago. To get to places of isolation, wealthy people rent private planes and yachts, which is noticeable in the increased number of deals.
According to a project by Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases of coronavirus infection exceeded 468 thousand, killing more than 800 people.