The Pulse：Looking back at 2020
香港电台2020/12/25 12:03:05 (UTC)
Hello and welcome to The Pulse. And from all of us here, best wishes to you for this holiday season. There are still a few days left, but so far 2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent history- and that’s putting it mildy. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary has designated “pandemic” as the word of the year, and you can see why. Oxford dictionaries report that searches for the word increased by 57,000%. As the pandemic intensified and lockdowns were enforced in most countries, “coronavirus” became the most searched term on the internet according to Google analytics data. Hong Kong, of course, has had more than Covid-19 to deal with. The aftermath of the social unrest in 2019 and the introduction of the new National Security Law have drastically changed the socio-political landscape. This week, we look at what 2020 has meant to four people from different walks of life.