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STORES: Thrifts aren’t essential

| May 13, 2020 1:00 AM

Can anyone explain to me how thrift stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., qualify as essential businesses? Have you been in one or any of them before this all started? The smell is bad enough but then there’s the fact that these items belonged to who-knows-who.

Who’s to say whoever owned it before didn’t have any number of diseases? I know you probably wash the clothing when you get them home, but you’ve already touched them or, heaven forbid, tried them on. You have also touched a myriad of items that may breed any type of bacteria or virus.

It just amazes me to see all kinds of people entering and exiting the stores these days without masks. Even if they don’t contract the virus themselves, they could be carriers. Doesn’t anyone think about that? With opening up the communities before the virus is fully contained, I believe we can expect a recurrence and perhaps a worse second phase.

Just venting…

MARY THRASHER

Coeur d’Alene