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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Learning life lessons amid a pandemic

Cheney High School students fill in at Food Bank

 

Last updated 5/28/2020 at 12:26pm

CHENEY – A major aspect of the coronavirus pandemic is that people age 60 and over are among the most vulnerable to contracting the disease it carries, COVID-19. According to Washington Department of Health statistics, this population only accounts for 31 percent of the cases of the disease, but over 90 percent of the deaths, while in Spokane County, those percentages are 39 and 90 as well.

Unfortunately for many non-profit agencies, it’s this age range that makes up most of the people who volunteer to help out. It’s caused stress with many organizations in how they get their services...



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