. A pandemic atlas: How COVID-19 took over the world in 2020 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

AP – The virus that first emerged a year ago in Wuhan, China, swept across the world in 2020, leaving havoc in its wake. More than any event in memory, the pandemic has been a global event.

But each nation has its own story of how it coped. China used its authoritarian muscle. Brazil struggled with the pandemic as its president scoffed at it. Kenyans watched as schools closed and children went to work, some as prostitutes. India’s draconian lockdown brought the rate of infection down — but at a cost.

At year’s end, promising vaccines offered a glimmer of hope amid a cresting second wave of contagion.

Journalists from The Associated Press around the world assessed how countries have weathered the pandemic — and where those countries stand on the cusp of year two of the contagion.

World on the Run | Jo Lee Magazine




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