Top 10 Worst Things That Happened in 2020

The 2020s started off pretty rough, you could even say horribly. Here are the worst things that have happened.
The Top Ten
1 Coronavirus Outbreak

One should always "prepare for the worst and hope for the best". This president didn't do that and now all of America is paying the price. People actually believe there will be football this fall. It will not happen without the fallout of several more people contracting the disease and spreading it to others. I have been a sports fan for almost fifty years. Sports are not "essential". Sports are more of a "want" than a "need". The ACC, Big 12, and SEC are fooling themselves. Kids not going back to school? Not being able to see loved ones? The economy in the tank? Not being able to return back to your job(s)? All of these are direct results of a lack of national strategic planning by Trump and his administration. He is a joke. I will always be proud to be an American, but it is embarrassing to have an idiot in the White House at this time. The mishandling of this virus will and should cost him the election in November. People are tired of all the lies, finger-pointing, and complete ...more

This is easily the worst event of 2020 and it is still ongoing. Millions have died contracting the disease, many are suffering from the economic and social effects from lockdowns and panic buying, travel is highly restricted, recreation and sporting events have been severely affected, many are afraid to go outside now even with face masks and proper hand washing. Worse still, people are trying to use the pandemic for selfish or political gains. Don't believe me? Search for COVID-19 conspiracies.

Coronavirus is basically just the flu, it kills about the same amount of people that the flu would and the fact that people are trying to make it look like it's a deadly disease is kinda sickening. I honestly don't give a damn if I catch this virus because once you get it the first time, you will likely become immune to it and your body will know how to fight it off, so your chances of getting it a second time are a lot less likely. Screw all the numbnut politicians and people in our government that try to make the coronavirus look like a scary thing when it's really not, they are just trying to control the population with fear and sadly it seems to be working for them. The only way the coronavirus is scary is if you are having health problems or if you are an elder, but if you don't fit in either of those two categories, then there really isn't a reason to fear the virus.

Just the worst. First pandemic from a coronavirus indeed. A completely unexpected virus, without anyone immune, no treatments, no vaccines, high transmission rates, long incubation period, high asymptomatic cases. Add politics and misinformation and now we have chaos.

This TOTALLY deserves #1, since all the lockdowns, restrictions, economic downturn, closings, etc. have proven how big of a deal SARS-CoV-2 is to the world. Millions of cases, hundreds of thousands of deaths (at the time of writing), billions affected.

2 Australian Bushfires Continue

Australia's been through perhaps the worst fires in its modern history with these. Bushfires are raging across the country & countless times & buildings have been destroyed & many trees too. Many people are dead & many unaccounted for. Yet 1.25 BILLION animals were killed. Over 26 MILLION acres have been burned so far & there's no end in sight to this at our latest point. We've had fires over the years including California in 2018, the Amazon Rainforest & Siberia in 2019, but we've NEVER seen anything like this! 2009 was once serious for fires in Australia but again not like this. This disaster's gotten even me worrying all the way. Yet so many iconic legends live there & no one could imagine them being caught in these fires. We realize this was caused by climate change, yet there was a huge heatwave that made Australia hit record-setting upper temperatures, contributing to the fires. This is so far the worst thing that's ever happened this year & Australia has been burning for almost ...more

*Facepalm* It's NOT arson.
It was a just theory proposed by a woman on a Facebook post, and I can't believe people fell for it. Already dismissed by experts, there's NO truth or proof. Explanations for such false news and disinformation have been given.
Can't believe how quick people are to spread rumors, lies and conspiracies. Kind of an insult to anyone affected by the fires.
Shameful, instead of assisting those in need of help, people come up with nonsensical theories and gossip about it.

The Black Summer fires (yes that's what their called now) burnt so much land in Eastern Victoria and New South Wales, but great things have come out of them. The firefight concert in Sydney raised so much money and was a example of Australians coming together. It showed the world what can be achieved if people rally for a common cause.

Too many animals dying. Poor animals like koalas, kangaroos, and reptiles. Climate change has to stop for this to end. At least it ended months ago, hope it stays that way.

3 Minneapolis Riots

"People have died in these riots"
"All lives matter"
Yeah people have died, but many more would if people had not pushed hard, no reform. George Floyd becomes another forgotten name, like Breonna Taylor. More people die from police brutality than will in these riots. With covid, Floyd could have been erased from memory, after some light protests. People need reform, need cops afraid to kneel on a mans neck, shoot unarmed black men. Make the media afraid of demonizing that man, like in the UK with Mark Duggan, due to intolerance normalized by Farage. All lives matter is not understanding the full picture, to write off this all together. Systematic racism against black men needs to end. Say their names. Do not stop until even further action is taken.

These riots have gone too far. They call them peaceful protests, and they go and burn down buildings and shoot innocent people. It dishonors George Floyd's memory, Martin Luther King Jr's memory, and so many more people's memories.

Looting is not really activism, just destroying businesses. Protests are what's needed, not riots. All this in a pandemic when people are already struggling. I know people are emotional about Floyd's death, but this is crossing lines here.

You know when the aftermath of a man's death is higher than the man's death himself, you know the man's family got a huge impact.
One man's death is another man's riot.

4 Death of Kobe Bryant

This just happened out of nowhere. I was just calmly minding my own business, and then my dad just comes out and says, Kobe Bryant died helicopter crash. He was one of the greatest NBA players of all time, and he still had lots of time in his life. R.I.P Kobe Bryant and everyone else who left us in the helicopter crash

Most shocking accidental celebrity death in history. More than any other by accident. It hit us like 9/11 and the Titanic disaster did. Also since his daughter died as well. I can't even imagine the eternally immeasurable infinite pain Vanessa must be in (even to this day). Definitely one of the worst days in 2020 and history.

This was the most shocking tragic celebrity death from an accident the world has ever witnessed. It was as shocking as tragedies like the Titanic sinking, the Hindenburg exploding, and 9/11.

A basketball legend... now gone due to a helicopter crash. RIP Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant. Also the others on board when it happened

5 Death of George Floyd

So true Yankees2003 people are treating his death like its 9/11 2 and also pretty overrated peoples tiny brains think that he's the worlds God but he's not its just a .person and the most dumbest thing a week of 2 later Lego had to pull every Lego set because of the death then they had to pull paw patrol off air and they banned police cars out of fortnite! THAT WAS 1 OR 2 WEEKS AFTER !Seriously does everyone littarly think that he's the God of the blacks (Not trying to be racist) and people are harassing the government and trying to break in to the white house because of a single death this has gotta be the most overrated event of the 21st century .

The fact that everyone uses him as some martyr and poster-child for a rioting terrorist group just angers me, he had no reason to be killed the way he was killed but to treat him as some holy symbol is just a joke.

I honestly still don't understand how this got WAY bigger than previous ones, but I know to myself that Black Lives Matter. This is an unheard of method of police brutality and racism, which needs to stop soon if we're to progress in society.

RIP George Perry Floyd, you'll be in the world's hearts and minds forever

RIP George Floyd. Being black myself makes me sad because I've seen too many stuff like this happen. I know what the cop did is horrid and he deserves to be punished. But at the same time, we should also cut down on assumptions and act calmly. Rioting won't help and it will only make things worse.

6 Ukrainian Boeing 737 Plane Crash in Iran

Not a crash. The passenger jet was shot down by an Iranian missile.

7 Huge Explosion Occurs at Central Beirut

This needs to be at least in Top 3. More than 100s died and thousands are injured. The whole explosion turned Beirut into a rubble making it look like a warzone. And I swear if I saw people voting for stuff related to Trump, Youtube or anything else rather than tragedies like these, I'll lose it. In conclusion, 2020 is the worst year of the 21st century.

Yeah, I'd put this in the top 10. At first, none of the people in Beirut reacted quite strongly until a few days later. So once again, people are losing their minds in the pandemic worldwide as well.

Lebanon has gone through so much already. A trial for a 2005 assassination (which may have caused political unrest?), government dissent, economic crises, and the COVID pandemic. Now this, which also destroyed their food supply.

The explosion looked like a nuke and rocked Beirut like an earthquake. My condolences go to everyone in Beirut and Lebanon during these hard times.

8 People Overreacting to Coronavirus

This should definitely be number 1. We have seen so many draconian laws being put in place. The government has been telling us what we can and can't do. I am sick of having to wear a mask when I go outside my home. I am sick of turning on the TV and seeing Boris Johnson giving daily briefings and the usual crap, "You must stay at home, because that is the only way that we are going to... blah blah blah". This virus is actually not as deadly as what the media are making it out to be. People have lost their jobs. People's lives have been destroyed through lockdowns. Now we are going to have no economy left. I think this coronavirus has been about controlling the people all along. If the government cared about people's health and mental wellbeing, they wouldn't be imposing such draconian laws and restrictions. I did vote Conservative last year, but Boris Johnson has been as useful as a glass hammer.

I kinda agree, not every single person is dying from the virus and plenty of people have been recovered from it, but does this need it's own item on here?
Also, take a look at the numbers of infections, recoveries and deaths. There is a big difference between the total cases and deaths. It means not everyone is probably gonna die by the virus. I'm not saying people shouldn't worry, but not everyone who is affected is considered to die. I believe mostly older people and people who are more sensitive than other people for viruses have a higher chance to die by it. People should be aware of the virus, but I think total panic isn't necessary.

People, this is NOT the plague, this is coronavirus. The only instance where you will react is that it is very contagious. That's why you need to social distance and wear masks.

Guys the CDC updated their death count numbers and percentages. It turns out ONLY SIX PERCENT actually died from COVID, while the other 94% died from pre-existing conditions and other complications they had already had. That six percent amounted to about 9000 out of 150000 dead.

9 Thailand Mall Shooting

A soldier killed 29 & injured 58 with a shooting at a mall in Thailand. Now the deadliest gun shooting in 2020 & the deadliest single man made incident this year after the Ukrainian plane attack in Iran that killed 176.

It is not fair. I wish people could just stop doing thing like this and before they do, think what would you do. You wouldn't like to be killed, so don't do it.

10 Infant Beaten to Death in Chicago

How sick do you have to be to beat an infant to death? Especially when they do it for no reason at all. This is why I hate senseless violence, it just disgusts me. What's becoming of this world?

Don't worry. The criminal will soon (or is already) be suffering in jail, with the security and other prisoners doing the same thing that he did to the baby, just to see how he likes it!

A 9 month old infant was beaten up to death by a man in Chicago. His name was revealed to be Josue Juarez. A truly horrible day for her mother & horrible way to start 2020 for her. R.I.P.

What is wrong with people these days? Has it gotten so bad people resort to such violence?

The Contenders
11 Nova Scotia Shooting

This was shocking as it was in Canada of all places. Not what you'd expect.

12 YouTube COPPA Update Released

I remember hearing about the stupid COPPA update in November 2019, and I remember it officially going into effect on January 6th, 2020. 13 year old me was worried about what would happen to my favorite YouTubers as well as pissed off because the law would affect us 13+ users as well (and not just the 12 and under folks). And seriously, why the hell is the miniplayer of all things disabled?

The dumbest thing YouTube has ever done and why even do it.

Kids don't listen to adults or anyone, there gonna do the stupid thing anyway.

Everything Coppa is just a headache. I understand some stuff, like disabling comments, but why can't I put the videos on miniplayer?

YouTube was violated $170M by the FTC about its age target, so changes were made, therefore content made for kids would have meany common features (like comments & sharing) disabled & while the features were used in the videos not made for kids. It was once stated those violating the law would receive a $42,530 fine per video & that no new channels/content would be allowed. YouTube used to be a great place before COPPA turned it into cable television.

13 2020 United States Presidential Election

This (FAKE) election was so messed up and shady, that many people have decided that they are never going to vote again, because they feel as though their voices don't matter, because democrats will just rig the election with Mail in voting. This election literally killed democracy, it's very sad

And that resulted in yet more protests. Yup 2020 officially killed the world.

The election was stolen

14 Puerto Rico Earthquake

This should be above the YouTube update which isn't something that would take or ruin peoples lives.

Puerto Rico is having a very terrible time from the past three years.

Earthquakes are horrible and dangerous.

Gotta feel bad for the residents.

15 Southwest Houston TX Apartment Shooting

1 dead at a shooting in Southwest Houston in Texas. A horrible day for Texas.

16 8-year-Old Secoriea Turner Fatally Shot in Atlanta

Secoriea Turner was shot in the area of University Ave while riding in a vehicle with her mother and an adult friend. The driver was attempting to enter a parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road where a group of BLM Rioters illegally placed barricades. Someone in the group opened fire on the vehicle, killing the 8 year old.

Why are you shooting so many kids this year? Also, why did the protesters even shoot her? They're protesting for black lives but they shot a black kid. Ironic, but not in a good way.

They killed a black kid in a black lives matter protest, what?

This is so sad. Why did her life need to be taken away?

17 PIA Plane Crash in Pakistan

Apparently better than COPPA and Trump being acquitted. You people seriously need to see some real problems. People got injured and died because of this.

This needs to be in the Top 3. It's a really shocking day for our country. Most of the passengers on this flight were visiting their family members for Eid but little did they know that Karachi wasn't their actual destination.

On May 22, a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-214 crashed in a densely populated area in Karachi, Pakistan while on approach from Lahore. Very shocking plane crash.

The fact the people are voting for other useless entries and not tragedies like this really baffles me.

18 Jakarta Flooding

Torrential rainfall hit Jakarta causing flooding that damaged buildings & caused landslides, along with killing 53 people, which was MORE than the number of people killed in the Albania earthquake in 2019.

We have the fire and now flooding and people don't know what to do

19 Orange County FL Club Shooting

The 1st shooting of 2020. 2 were killed in a club in Orange County, Florida. A horrible man-made incident in 2020 so far & this list should keep changing.

20 Torreón School Shooting

All school shootings are awful in their own right. People who do school shootings are deranged piece of craps that are depressed that need help. But instead of asking for it, they take all their depression and anger out on other humans and that's wrong.

Mexican authorities are reporting he was an obsessive gamer, and was trying to recreate a first-person shooter.

An 11 year old did this. An 11 year old.
Then again, in 2000, a 6 year old shot a fellow classmate. But still.

Trump being acquitted is appearlty worse than a shooting. Many people died in this shooting

21 The Assassination of Soleimani

Almost caused WW3. It's scary how it would have almost caused it, it trended on Twitter when it happened. All the anti-American and anti-Trump sentiment was honestly crazy.

And again! Trump does his usual antics. By killing such an important person in Iran, he's only gonna get more enemies than friends. Even some of his allies condemn his actions. If he doesn't back down, World War 3 could start at any time!

They tried to draft me, and I-ran.

Trump, what are you trying to do?

22 Political Correctness Getting Worse
23 Donald Trump gets Acquitted

Can't the U.S. realize that Donald Dump has silently murdered over 200,000 people due to his negligence towards COVID-19!? He needs to be locked up for life, and yet somehow so many people still believe in him.

Well that's ok now. Because Joe Biden won the election and Trump lost. So that means no four more years of President Trump. Yay, no more Donald Trump. I'm glad 2020 had a happy ending for now.

Belongs in jail; blood on his hands for his mishandling of COVID-19; the worst president we have ever had. A grifter, a racist, a fear monger, a scamster, a liar, a common criminal. Everyone who voted for him should be ashamed.

After so many crimes he committed during his rule, he gets laid off? Uh boy, just wait for the 2020 elections and another 4 years with him and see what happens.

24 8-year-Old Beaten to Death in Long Island

Thomas Valva, an 8-year-old boy from Long Island, New York, died of hypothermia on January 17th after he was forced to sleep in an unheated garage on a night the temperature dropped to 19 °F. He will definitely be missed as he was an amazing child.

This happened? Damn, that's just sickening and sad. Who would be so crazy to kill an 8 years old kid? RIP, child abuse needs to stop right now!

I-I have no words. That's just vile

Why would someone do this?

25 Death of Breonna Taylor

This needs to be higher.

This should be higher.

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