2020: The year that was

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

What a year. At times, 2020 felt like a decade crammed into one 366 days (it was a leap year, after all) with an astounding series of events that would have already been historic on their own. In 12 months, we saw a presidential impeachment, the most closely watched presidential election in modern history took place, the nation was roiled by civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police, Oregon’s worst wildfire season on record destroyed homes and choked the skies, all during the backdrop of a global health pandemic that has killed millions across the globe and sickened and killed in Oregon, in Washington County, in Banks, in Gales Creek, while . . .

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