I think that we can speak for everyone when we say we’re very grateful that 2020 is over. The year began with wildfires raging through Australia and ended in the ninth month of a pandemic that has prevented many from seeing their loved ones and fundamentally altered the way we go about our day-to-day lives.
While 2020 has barely been short of a disaster, it is still important to reflect on some of the good that came out of this year. This year brought on the highest voter turnout in modern history, the lowest carbon emissions in recent history and a record low usage of fossil fuels, and the largest mass demonstration in history. While the pandemic and political climate could have very easily caused irreparable division, this year brought along some unity that had not been seen in the past few years.
Of course, one of the best things to come out of this year is the development of multiple vaccines to protect against COVID-19. The vaccine is in the process of being rolled out to more vulnerable groups, and will be accessible to the general public sometime in 2021. This seems like a good omen for the year to come.
We’re looking forward to the New Year, as I’m sure many are, and hope that, however you celebrate it, you find a safe way to do so.