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An issue-by-issue look at 2020 (part 1)

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RICHMOND – For those who have lived through – • The Cold War, while learning to hide under classroom desks as protection against atomic bombs; • The Civil Rights Movement with protests, beatings and murders, and the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; • The Vietnam War, protests and beatings, fear of being drafted, Richard Nixon’s disgrace and the humiliating desertion of the nation’s Vietnamese allies; • The Iranian hostage crisis and Arab oil embargo; • AIDS and dread about how the disease could spread, with even schoolchildren being villainized and ostracized, • Sept. 11, 2001, the longest war in U.S.
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COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

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SOURCES: State, Ray and Clay health departments, Johns Hopkins University J.C. VENTIMIGLIA | Staff NUMBERS in this graphic are “accumulated.” That means the death and case totals listed for this week include not just deaths over the past several days, but all deaths since the virus started in each venue..