To call it a stench would probably be over the top but there’s a smell that I will associate with the Coronavirus pandemic as long as I am alive. It’s the smell of hand sanitizer that’s permeated every public place business and many homes I have visited since the start of the pandemic in March of last year. Sanitizer products have been used to disinfect our hands and everything else from door knobs and tables to other hard surfaces. The sanitizer scents have been very strong. Some have smelled like alcohol, others like Gasoline and WD 40, still others like the stuff they used to use when someone threw up in school. Disinfecting commonly used surfaces has always been a good idea but it’s become an obsession for some since the start of the pandemic. Your pandemic memories make be dominated by the sights of social distancing signs and barriers, face masks and face shields, but my number 1 will be the smell of hand sanitizer that I’ll carry with me even after the pandemic is just a distant memory. That’s the way I see it.