2020 roundup: The end is in sight

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu.

Ta ta, 2020. Don’t let the door hit your keister on the way out.

Each December, the advent of the new year carries a chance of renewal, a glimmer of hope and an opportunity for redemption.

But bidding good riddance to a year plagued by perpetual political, health care and cultural conflicts packs even more promise than in Decembers of the past.

This exhausting year comes to a close as the first Floridians began receiving highly anticipated vaccinations considered a critical step on the path toward a return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The first doses of vaccines offered welcome respite, but the relief is tinged by gaping holes in family trees, soul-ravaging isolation and anxiety and, for some, insurmountable rifts in a bitterly divided nation.

With Inauguration Day just around the corner, President Donald Trump seems to have intensified the country’s collective angst. The Republican President is refusing to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden will move into the White House on Jan. 20.

Politics aside, Biden delivered a grim forecast about the nation’s war with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

“Here is the simple

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