2020 has been an eventful year full of shocking new stories, which have taken the world by surprise. To learn about some of 2020’s top news headlines, simply continue reading.
Tops News Stories 2020:
The Black Lives Matter movement rises following the death of George Floyd:
After an African American man, George Floyd lost his life after he was arrested for allegedly trying to use a counterfeit bill, millions of individuals around the world attended protests organized by the Black Lives Matter group, to protest against systematic racism and police brutality. Floyd was killed on the 25th of May, after a police officer kneeled on his neck for a prolonged period of time, which cut off Floyd’s oxygen supply. In the United States between 15-25 million individuals attended local Black Lives Matter protests. While similar protests were well attended world wide.
As a result of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds have used their social media platforms to promote the Black lives Matter moment.
The Coronavirus pandemic forces most of the world into self isolation:
By March, 2020 the Coronavirus also known as Covid-19 had spread throughout the world and community transmission was commonplace, throughout most parts of the world. As a result, many countries made the difficult decision to order their citizens to isolate in their homes, in the hope of slowing down the rate of Covid-19 infection. So that hospitals would be able to cope with the influx of Covid-19 infected patients. Many of whom would require respirators.
As a result of global lockdowns, economies around the world have struggled and many businesses have gone bankrupt as a direct result of the loss of sales caused by Covid-19 lockdowns.
In order to try and eliminate Covid-19, governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to develop an effective Covid-19 vaccination. Until such a vaccination is produced, it’s highly likely that some industries such as the tourism industry will decline as a result of the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Biden becomes the democrat’s top presidential candidate:
After defeating his biggest rival Bernie Sanders in the primaries, Joe Biden became the democrats presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election. After his defeat Sanders chose to publicly support Biden as his preferred president. Past president Barrack Obama also spoke publicly in favor of Joe Biden. Who was the vice president of the United States during Obama’s recent presidency.
President Trump’s disapproval rating increases:
As a result of President Trump’s leadership throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and his controversial responses to the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, President Trump’s approval rating has plummeted. In fact by the 1st of July, Trump’s disapproval rating had risen to 59%. Which is the highest that his disapproval rating has been, throughout his presidency.
So if you enjoy recapping major news headlines, hopefully you found all of the news stories which were listed above interesting. Especially as the Coronavirus has forever shaped 2020.