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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Apprehensive Residents Strip Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Dry

As COVID-19 fear rises, Americans’ “panic-purchases” escalate leaving stores barren
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Taken on March 14, 2020, the Walgreens on Vernon Ave S cleaning supply section completely stripped of cleaning supplies.

Almost ten days before Minnesota’s Governor Walz announced the “shelter-in-place,” local grocery stores and pharmacies were left empty. Amidst the chaos of growing COVID-19 cases, Americans have taken it upon themselves to stock up on essential household items, many of which being cleaning supplies. In times of crisis many Americans seem to forget all logic and buy more than what is necessary, leaving others with little to nothing. 

(Top) On March 16, 2020, there are only a couple loaves left at Jerry’s Foods in Edina. 

(Bottom two) On the same day at Lunds and Byerlys, the bleach section was completely empty. 

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Hey there, I'm Betsy. My pronouns are she/her. My toxic personality trait is that I like my iced coffee more than I like my friends. Sorry not sorry. I'm a Senior, and I am currently a Contributing Writer. My freshman year I started as a staff photographer and I wrote a couple articles. I loved seeing the end result of the final paper and wanted to contribute more to the process. Sophomore year I edited Features and was the Photography Editor. Last year I was the Creative Director and Photography Editor. I also edited Food Features for a short amount of time. Last semester I was the Creative Director. I like to take photos and stuff...

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