USA TODAY created dozens of visual stories and graphics to inform Americans about COVID-19, the evolving science around it and how to cope during the pandemic.
We also dug deep into politics – from the third impeachment of a U.S. president to the results of November’s elections. When politics and COVID-19 crossed paths throughout the year, we explained that, too.
We hope this sampling of our work – including a few graphics unrelated to the pandemic and politics – might offer additional understanding or guidance for you as vaccines move closer to broader distribution and Inauguration Day nears.
Since March 1, we’ve recorded the daily toll that the virus has taken on America and the rest of the world and taken note of some milestones. Click an image to read any of the stories.
Researchers have learned a great deal in recent months about how this coronavirus is transmitted, affects humans and how best to prevent its transmission.
The year started with a mysterious virus vexing a Chinese city, but much of the U.S. media focused its attention in the dawning weeks of 2020 on President Donald Trump and his impeachment trial. The year included questions about his finances and another allegation about sexual misconduct.
Regardless of the claims leveled against him in the months leading up to the election, more than 74 million Americans voted for him. Our analysis found that Joe Biden’s victory turned more on him attracting more voters than Trump losing support.
The White House became one of the hot spots in Washington shortly after President Trump introduced Amy Comey Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee at a Rose Garden ceremony. Some of the intersections of COVID-19 and Washington lawmakers this year:
Our dozens of pages in USA TODAY’s print edition helped readers understand the effects of COVID-19 on our bodies, the science of vaccines and even a template for making your own mask.