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
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.

Australian Bushfires Continue

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.

*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.

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.

I don't know how this happened, but I know it's not arson. I live in Melbourne, which wasn't damaged that much, but I kept seeing smoke everywhere and the sky was burning. It basically felt like hell. So many animals died too. That thing spreads around Australia rapidly.

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.

Kobe and Gianna’s passing affected me so much Kobe was always my 2nd favorite basketball player even though I never really knew it. When Kobe and Gigi passed away I screamed and felt like my world was over which in my eyes it was I miss them like crazy but I know they are in The Kingdom of Heaven with God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit and the many others who passed away they are Angels now making game winners in Heaven. I love them so much and the passing is by far the worst day of my life I mourned and still mourning their deaths more than any other family members they meant so much to me it’s been 7 weeks and every time I see a video and get reminded of it I still tear up and cry I miss hearing their voices, seeing them and knowing they are there physically but spiritually they will always be there for us I love them forever pass my last breath to Kobe and Gianna Until We Meet Again.

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.

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.

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.

This was after the George Floyd death. People began protesting which they have a right to do so but going to this extreme? How exactly is raiding a Target bringing justice for George Floyd?

Death of George Floyd

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.

Heard about this... just makes me feel sick. The riots caused by this aren't making things better though. If anything they're making things worse. RIP George Floyd and I deeply hope that his family makes it through this rough period in their lives.

Four officers watched him die as he was pinned down grasping for air. What for? A forged check.
The fact that racism finds its way into the police system should say something about our country.

Ukrainian Boeing 737 Plane Crash in Iran

Apparently, a well-known Youtuber was on the plane

This started the whole ww3 rumors thing

Not a crash. the passenger jet was shot down by an iranian missile.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nova Scotia Shooting

This was really sad that happened. R.I.P to the people who died in the shooting.

RIP to those involved in the shooting, especially Heidi and Emily :(

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

This was in Eckhartsladder's town :(

Infant Beaten to Death in Chicago

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!

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?

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.

Worse than the COPPA update. That poor infant didn't deserve to get beaten to death.

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? Donald Trump Fires Mark Esper

Security will be at risk, and he should have been removed from office by the 25th a long time ago, which isn't going to happen during his presidency. His attempt for a coup (what people are even calling and thinking about) is likely bound to fail, and there is more than forty percent of top positions in the pentagon empty right now.

Mark Esper was partly fired because he recognized Joe Biden as president-elect, that's how very thin-skinned Donald Trump is. He is a malignant narcissist and such a horrible person. He would have authoritarian tendencies like this, and has no respect for the law, and can't even handle the first amendment.

Don is going to very likely to probably get uglier in the next sixty days, be prepared.

The Contenders
YouTube COPPA Update Released

It sucks when you're trying to find cursed commercials to save to a playlist but you can't save kids videos to a playlist, also, some YTP videos get marked as for kids so when you're watching ytp youtube starts recommending Peppa pig videos instead of YTP.

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.

I hate this update, it sucks. It bothers me when I see Mario or Sonic get marked made for kids. It's different if it is a Dora game, or Sesame Street game.

This is quite bad but other things bad happened but coppa Needs to stop and YouTube forgot about there little friend ids yt

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.

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

Southwest Houston TX Apartment Shooting

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

That's horrible

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.

Welp I'm not safe.

Why do shooting when you can be in peace and not hurt anyone and just be that good person and not the bad guy

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.

Death of Neil Peart

Here's a big one for not only fans of the band Rush, but drummers in general as he was a very inspirational man for drummers everywhere. He died at 67 from brain cancer on Jan 7.

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 you shooting so much 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.

Shot by BLM supporters... just what the f @%$@ k?!

Ironically, shot by BLM terrorists

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.

2 dead at a school shooting in Torreón, Mexico. It was confirmed the shooter was an 11 year old. JUST an 11 year old did all THAT? Some people are just crazy these days.

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.

Donald Trump gets Acquitted

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.

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.

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.

Indiana Subway Shooting

A shooting took place at a Subway restaurant in Indiana, leaving a man in critical condition. 2020’s off to a bad start.

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 think this and item 109 are the same. Still sad, though.

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

11th Ebola Outbreak Resurfaces in DR Congo
NBA Season Suspended

This one isn't really about the NBA itself, it's about all of the players that have contracted the covid-19 virus; Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Kevin Durant.

That sucks that the NBA season got suspended. My favorite NBA team made the playoffs and it sucks if they can't do playoffs.

Death of Alex Trebek

This was not only the saddest death of November, but among the saddest in all of 2020. He was the host of Jeopardy & lost his battle to stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was 80. He was perhaps the last trusted star on Earth & certainly the greatest TV game show host that ever lived. Yet, he was the next Mr. Rogers we ever knew. This showed us 2020 was a year mainly of tragedies like no other this century & this was among the top. R.I.P. Alex Trebek - 1940-2020.

Television personality Alex Trebek, who was best known for hosting Jeopardy, died of pancreatic cancer on November 8 at the age of 80. RIP Alex Trebek.

There will never be another host like him, rest in peace Alex, you will be missed.

NOOOO who will host Jeopardy now? He was like, so deep and I need my daily double so like...

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