The year 2020 came with challenges, opportunities, and responsibility to our community that we took seriously.
Major events of 2020:
The researcher reported a cluster of cases of a deadly flu-like disease in Wuhan, China that seemed—to Americans at least—to be somebody else’s problem
Accordingly to astronomers, people viewed the super moon around the world.
We had seen pandemic sanctions worldwide exercising, due to which people went online. They started online teaching, shopping, business, and even medical check-ups.
Social Distancing enhances people with creative skills. During COVID-19 people learned to survive through online services socially, economically, and physically and mentally.
Overshadowed, to an extent, were other dramatic developments. Among them: an apocalyptic explosion in Beirut, the shocking helicopter-crash death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
Some seemingly epic events early in the year now seem distant, like President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and the January announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they were exiting their prominent roles in Britain’s royal family. Just a few weeks later came the long-awaited Brexit, Britain’s formal withdrawal from the European Union.
As most of the world battled COVID-19, armed conflicts broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan and in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Afghanistan’s seemingly endless war dragged on, even as the warring sides warily edged into peace talks. Massive protests challenged the ruling powers in Belarus and Thailand.
The year ended as it began with tensions between Iran and the US inflamed by the killing of a top official. On Jan. 3, a US drone strike killed Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Iran responded with a missile attack that injured dozens of US troops in Iraq. In December, a mysterious attack near Tehran killed a nuclear scientist whom the US and others had identified as organizing Iran’s effort to seek nuclear weapons two decades ago. Iran blamed that attack on Israel.
Throughout 2020, the Trump administration pushed to extend a wall along the US-Mexico border, even as it implemented immigration policies that outraged human-rights advocates. The targets included unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the US – hundreds were detained in hotels before being expelled. The administration also sought to suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects some young immigrants from deportation. But a federal judge ruled that new applications for the program must be accepted.
The October beheading of a teacher by an 18-year-old Chechen outside Paris, followed by the killing of three people in Nice by a Tunisian migrant, prompted France to declare its highest-level security alert. The attacks came amid a trial over the 2015 massacre at the satiric newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had published cartoons of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The teacher was beheaded for showing the cartoons to his class while discussing freedom of expression – vigorously defended by President Emmanuel Macron. The caricatures and Macron’s stance fuelled calls from Muslim nations to boycott French products – and some French Muslims resented the security crackdown.
It was such a historically busy hurricane season that forecasters had to turn to the Greek alphabet after running out of assigned names. In the US, Louisiana took the brunt of the onslaught: three hurricanes and two tropical storms. The worst to hit the state was Hurricane Laura, which swept ashore in August.
Thousands of wildfires raged throughout the western US, claiming dozens of lives, destroying thousands of homes, and bringing apocalyptic scenes of orange skies and hazardous air. Scientists say climate change is responsible for more intense and frequent extreme events such as storms, droughts, flooding, and wildfires – including massive brush fires that raged for months in Australia.
Governments and researchers have been working with an extremely ambitious timetable to provide billions of people with immunity to the new coronavirus. Now, the first vaccines are being distributed, spurring hope that the pandemic’s end is in sight.
But with this researchers and scientists are worried about the fact that there is still no history and research of side effects of this vaccination. Because data of vaccination is still far to collect, it would take 6 months to report its findings and to conclude the data results.
Things past belongs memory alone, things future are property of hope, IA.