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2020 year in review
Out of the western countries, the United Kingdom became the first to authorize a vaccine on Dec. 2, 2020. The vaccine began distribution on January 4th of 2020. At this time there were 530,000 doses ready for distribution but 100 million ordered. As of Jan. 13, 2021, there have been almost 1.5 million people vaccinated.
While a blanket of anxiety and constant uncertainty clung alongside COVID-19 in 2020, one thing people were able to count on that year was that the American people would exercise their right to vote for the President of the United States. On Nov. 3 2020, polls were opened to voters who had not already cast mail-in ballots. During the weeks of Nov. 4 through Nov. 23, the country anxiously awaited t...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a female role model and member of the US Supreme Court, passed away on September 18th, living to be 87 years old. She fought for women's equality and rights, and as a member of the federal branch, her service to the country and to women empowerment made an indelible mark on America. Her passion and dedication will never be forgotten, as she fought not just for independent women ...
On June 6th, the 12th consecutive day of the Black Lives Matter protests, demonstrations against police brutality reached a global level. Protests were held in countries around the world, including England, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and more. These protests were meant to show solidarity with U.S. activists denouncing the killing of George Flyod and other incidents of police brutality....
On the day of March 13, 2020, most public schools were continuing their year as normal. By that afternoon, however, Seminole County Public Schools had announced that in response to growing fears of Covid-19, and the first case in Central Florida being reported earlier that week, that schools would be shut down for an unknown number of weeks.
On Jan. 26, Kobe Bryant, former NBA shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away due to a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant, along with his daughter and seven others, were killed during the crash. At the Grammys, host Alicia B Keys and Boyz II Men performed a tribute to Bryant and other popular artists such as Lil Nas X, DJ Khaled, Aerosmith, Lizzo, and Run-DMC honored Brya...