The Pandemic strikes this generation by storm. Little did this generation know that other outbreaks took place before this time. A timeline of the outbreaks that have occurred before 2020.
Other outbreaks before 2020:
1633-1634: Smallpox from European settlers
1793: Yellow fever from the Caribbean
1832-1866: Cholera in three waves
1858: Scarlet fever also came in waves
1906-1907: “Typhoid Mary”
1918: H1N1 flu
1921-1925: Diphtheria epidemic
1916-1955: The peak of polio
1957: H2N2 flu
1981-1991: Second measles outbreak
1993: Contaminated water in Milwaukee
2009: H1N1 flu
2010, 2014: Whooping cough
1980 to present: HIV and AIDS
Case in point why we have vaccines for the following outbreaks. Now, I will list the occurrence of each month in 2020 with the total death rates for each.
The year 2020 has been a roller coaster ride from start to finish. Let’s start in January 2020, the U.S. killed Soleimani and others in a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport. We also had our first diagnosis of COVID 19 in Washington State. When this happens it was low-key was on the news station around America. Then our all-time favorite NBA legend Kobe Bryant along with his 13-year-old daughter old and 7 others was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. This shook the nation and felt like the earth stood still.
total deaths due to the pandemic (7)
In February 2020, our Boys Scout of America filed for bankruptcy. First American to die from COVID 19. Nobody was taking it seriously and swept under the rug.
total deaths due to the pandemic COVID-19 (14)
In March 2020, there was an air attack in Turkey. 2020 Olympics put on hold due to the pandemic. Coronavirus updates happened in March. Then our Nation was Shut Down due to COVID 19. Everyone’s lives were put on hold and felt like the world stopped at that very moment. Even though COVID-19’s first strike was in November 2019. We assumed that it was handled properly and taken care of.
total deaths due to the pandemic (3,839)
In April 2020, America still on shut down status while having coronavirus updates constant. America is running low on essential items like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, soap, and meats. People believe the world is coming to an end. People are stealing items like toilet paper and water. Things we never thought of happening are happening now.
total deaths due to the pandemic (58,831)
In May 2020, murder hornets were spotted in the US. George Floyd’s protest took place on May 26th and more Coronavirus Updates.
total deaths due to the pandemic (46,896)
In June 2020, Black Lives Matter Protest took over the nation unveiling the injustice of police brutality, systematic injustice, racial injustice, and more. In June, there was an attack in Nigeria and at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
total deaths due to the pandemic (16,862)
In July 2020, Gun Violence Surge in Chicago. More Black Lives Matter Protest taking place. Numerous Updates on Coronavirus
total deaths due to the pandemic (25,572)
In August 2020, the State of Emergency in California. Hurricane Isais makes landfall in mid-Atlantic and Northeastern areas. Some states are slowly opening back up.
total deaths due to the pandemic (35,263)
In September 2020, the United States Postal Service faced issues with sending out misinformation to voters. Supreme Court Judge and Feminist Rights Advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from cancer. More Coronavirus Updates.
total deaths due to the pandemic (17,705)
In October 2020, registered democrats voted more than registered republicans breaking the record for early voting ballots. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania test positive for COVID-19. More Coronavirus updates.
total deaths due to the pandemic (25,705)
In November 2020, various protests and attacks going on across our nation. Depending on your state you’re most likely back to normal or halfway there. The pandemic death toll is up by 20,000 since last month.
total deaths due to the pandemic (45,011)
In December 2020, vaccines are distributed across America. Trump administration ordered to reinstate DACA. More Coronavirus Updates.
total deaths due to the pandemic ( 52,391)
The highest death toll we had in 1 month so far was in April total, 58,831.
In the year 2020, America has a total of 328,096 total deaths with a wide age range. The Pandemic can affect all ages, not just a particular age group. It is imperative to follow the CDC Guidelines and take extra precautions when you are amongst the public.