The year of 2020
Hello,my name is Chloe Caroline Philpott,I'm a 11 year old girl a year 6 pupil (quite young for an author I know);This is my book about 2020
January 1, 2020 marked the beginning of a brand-new decade that many looked at with what xitment and happiness and as a chance at a new lease on life. But as the year approaches its half way point, many are wondering if this year can get any worse, following a string of wild fires, airplane crashes in Iran and Pakistan, the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, social unrest over the killing of George Floyd, and various natural disasters – all under the cloud of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
A stretch of bad events kicked off the year. Wildfires in Australia , , during a series of escalations that nearly brough Iran and the United States to war!When the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the world killing more than 400,000 people (which the corona virus is what is happening currently.
And 2020 looked like it couldn’t get any worse, social unrest exploded in the already polarized United States, following the killing of an African American man George Floyd by a white police officer. The resulting unrest was in peaceful protests that spread across the globe, but also witnessed violent clashes between police and some protesters and a further political polarization in the US ahead of the November, 2020, elections.
The outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, is one 2020 calamity that has caused significant human suffering and major global economic disruption.
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The outbreak was first identified in China’s , in December 2019, and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. As of March 21, more than 276,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in over 180 countries and territories, resulting in more than 11,400 deaths and 90,000 recoveries. The virus’s fatality rate is low – around 1-2 percent – but it spreads easily, and the economic impacts beginning to be felt are likely to have long-lasting effects.
The 2019–2020 Australian bushfire season, known as the black summer, began with several serious and uncontrolled fires in June 2019, mainly in the southeast of the country. The fires, which peaked during December and January, have since been contained and extinguished.
More than half of all Australians have been directly affected by the bushfire crisis, including millions whose health has been affected. As of March 9, the fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and intensity, burned an estimated 18.6 million hectares, destroyed over 5,900 buildings, and killed at least 34 people. However, smoke pollution that blanketed the country’s southeast during the bushfire may have killed more than 400 people, according to the estimate published in the Medical Journal of Australia.