For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia, and around the area. Here are some news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Memorial Day reflections on service and sacrifice Perspective on the critical role of weather in combat. (CWG)
Yates delivers during coronavirus pandemic Yates Dry Cleaning, the all-natural, environmentally conscious dry cleaning business at Yates Corner in Alexandria, is making and giving away face masks. (The Zebra)
We’re drinking a lot during the coronavirus pandemic According to market research firm Nielsen, sales of alcoholic beverages spiked 55 percent in the week ending March 21, one of the first weeks of lockdown, and online sales of alcohol in the United States rose almost fivefold in April compared to the same period last year. (WaPo)
COVID-19 is hitting the Chirilaugua area of Alexandria hard A largely low-income, Hispanic neighborhood, Chirilagua, a nickname for Arlandria, has experienced community spread of the virus on a greater level than most other neighborhoods in the city and areas of the state. (Alexandria Times)
Chances for a 2nd wave of COVID-19? Experts at Johns Hopkins held a discussion on Sunday sharing insights and warnings as regions go through phases of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. (WTOP)
Some Memorial Day quick facts: