This is a news article about the death of Li Wenliang. It was published on February 7th, which is the day when Li Wenliang passed away because of the coronavirus. It marks the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and it also warned everyone who was unaware of the presence of COVID-19. It reflects on history because the coronavirus crisis is the most important event so far this year, and it will probably become one of the most influential pandemics in modern history.
This is a news article about the successful launch and return of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket was first launched on June 4th, 2010, and this launch (June 3rd, 2020) is SpaceX’s first crew mission and it is also the launch of one of the first partially reusable rocket. It reflects on history because it is the first crew mission of SpaceX, meaning that this is a historical moment in the science and technology history.
This is a news article about the damage that the 2019-2020 Australian wildfire had caused. Almost every year a large wildfire will start in Australia, but this year’s wildfire was one of the most devastating ones in history with almost 500 casualties. The start of wildfires in almost every year in Australia shows a pattern/trend in their environment, and this wildfire was the most recent one with the most damage caused.
This is a picture of a supermarket without any toilet paper left (not a picture of a supermarket near I live, but the ones that are close to where I’m living also experienced a shortage of supplies). It shows the scarcity of an economic good when it is on high demand, and when the sellers run low on supplies, the price of the supplies will also increase. A great example would be the high demand of toilet paper, and also the higher demand of masks and their ridiculous increase in price (before the pandemic, a box of surgical masks sells for 30 RMB, but after the pandemic started the price for each box of surgical mask increased to around 100 RMB).
This is a picture of the stock market in 2020. It shows the general trend of the stock market, and it is a good example of the law of supply and demand. In this case, there are most supplies than what people demand, and since everyone is at home and cannot purchase the supplies, the price of the supplies will fall.
This is a picture of Trump’s impeachment. It is an example of civic engagement for some people in the United States, and it also shows how much they promote voting (fairness, participation) in their systems because they also asked for US citizens’ opinions on Trump’s impeachment. It is one of the recent major events that happened to the US political system, and since the US is the most influential country in the world, the change in its political system might also bring an impact on the world.