A comprehensive guide to the top events that occurred in 2021.
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In 2021, a lot has happened. COVID-19 has continued to affect the world, with new variants emerging and cases continuing to rise in many countries. In the United States, a new administration has been sworn in, and there have been a number of major protests and political developments.Elsewhere in the world, there have been significant natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods and landslides. And, in space, NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars. Here’s a closer look at some of the year’s biggest events so far.
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It has since spread worldwide, resulting in the 2019–2021 worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. As of 8 May 2021, more than 157 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 3.25 million confirmed deaths reported. More than 140 countries and territories have reportedcases to the World Health Organization (WHO), while more than 90% of cases and 93% of deaths have been reported from just 10 countries: India, Brazil, the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Peru, Spain and Turkey.
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds and some cause disease. A newly identified coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 caused worldwide outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 .
On March 11th 2020 The World Health Organization declaredCoronavirus a pandemic.
The U.S. Presidential Election
The U.S. Presidential Election was held on November 3, 2020. The election was contested between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Biden won the election, receiving more than 290 electoral votes. Trump received more than 232 electoral votes.
The UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, commonly referred to as Brexit, was one of the most significant events to take place in 2021. The UK’s withdrawal from the EU had been a contentious issue for years leading up to the event, and it ultimately led to a number of major changes in the UK’s relationship with the rest of Europe. In addition to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, a number of other significant events also took place in 2021, including the election of Joe Biden as the new President of the United States and the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Death of George Floyd
An event that sparked protests and riots all throughout the United States, the death of George Floyd was a turning point in race relations in America. On May 25th, 2020, Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes despite Floyd’s pleas that he couldn’t breathe. The incident was caught on camera, and Chauvin was later charged with second-degree murder.
The Black Lives Matter Movement
In 2021, the Black Lives Matter movement gained significant traction worldwide in the wake of several high-profile police killings of unarmed Black people. The movement called for an end to systemic racism and police brutality, and inspired protests and activism across the globe. In the United States, the Compton Cowboys rode through Compton in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and Breonna Taylor was posthumously honored with the ECHO Civil Rights Award.
The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic has been the major event of 2020. It has impacted almost every country in the world and has led to widespread panic and uncertainty. The virus, which originated in China, has killed over 2 million people worldwide and has infected over 90 million. The pandemic has also led to a global economic recession, with many countries going into debt in an attempt to combat the virus. Major events that have occurred as a result of the pandemic include the closure of schools and businesses, the cancellation of sporting events, and the death of many high-profile celebrities.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, were postponed to July 23 to August 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will be the first Summer Olympics to be held in Asia since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. These will also be the second Olympic Games overall, after the 2020 Summer Paralympics, to be held in Japan.