The Year 2020: Coronavirus becomes largest global health threat in a generation

ABC News published this video item, entitled “The Year 2020: Coronavirus becomes largest global health threat in a generation” – below is their description.

First announced in China in late 2019, COVID-19 quickly crossed the world and came to define news in the U.S. as it claimed more lives here than in any other country.

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