Museum of America in the Pandemic Year, 2020

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Oct 24: HHS announces that the military will provide a logistics-only role in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Oct 25: Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, says that the White House is “not going to control the pandemic. … We are gonna control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.” Meadows explains that the administration will not control the pandemic “because it is a contagious virus, just like the flu.” VP Pence continues campaigning despite positive cases in his staff. 

Oct 26: The Republican-controlled Senate votes to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the Supreme Court. President Trump tweets, “The Fake News Media is riding COVID, COVID, COVID, all the way to the Election. Losers!” The U.S. Election Project reports that nearly 60 million Americans have early voted.  The State Department says that it has halted employee diversity and inclusion training programs. 


“Mail Voting Is Causing a Lot of Court Battles in the US,” VICE News, October 26, 2020,

NBC News. Senate Votes To Confirm Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court | NBC News.

 Melissa Denizard, “How to Prepare Your Safety Plan for Possible Post-Election Day Violence,” October 26, 2020,

“Voters wait in early voting lines in Virginia Beach,” ABC 13 NewsNow,

“Early voting,” NewsChannel 9 WSYR Syracuse,

“Long line of voters in Baltimore as early voting starts in Maryland,” AFP,

“NYC Officials Call On Board Of Elections To Address Early Voting Lines,” CBS New York, October 26, 2020,

“2020 seeing record numbers of early voting in Northeast Ohio counties,” WKYC Channel 3, October 26, 2020,

“Supervisor of Elections says South Florida has historic early voting numbers,” WSVN-TV, October 26, 2020,

“Voter speaks about being removed from rolls,” CBS 46 Atlanta, October 26, 2020,

“Hays County surpasses total 2016 voter turnout during early voting period,” KVUE ABC Austin, October 26, 2020,


U.S. Elections Project. “2020 General Election Early Vote Statistics,” October 26, 2020.

“More than 10-Hour Wait and Long Lines as Early Voting Starts in Georgia,” The Guardian, October 13, 2020.

Joseph, Cameron, and Rob Arthur. “The US Eliminated Nearly 21,000 Election Day Polling Locations for 2020.” Vice, October 22, 2020.

Amar, Akhil Reed. “The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists.” Time, October 29, 2020.

Kinder, Molly, Laura Stateler, and Julia Du. “The COVID-19 Hazard Continues, but the Hazard Pay Does Not: Why America’s Essential Workers Need a Raise.” Brookings (blog), October 29, 2020.

Eli Lilly and Company. “Lilly Statement Regarding NIH’s ACTIV-3 Clinical Trial.”, October 26, 2020.

Stall, Hampton, Roudabeh Kishi, and Clionadh Raleigh. “Standing By: Right-Wing Militia Groups & the US Election.” Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), October 22, 2020.
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