2020 was a year of change, and the pediatric community responded.
Even after the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020, the threat did not seem real to many people. Despite the rapid spread of the virus, many thought it could be controlled in a few weeks or months. The notion that a pandemic would last a year or longer — and radically change the way people around the world live, work, play, and even die — was difficult to imagine.
Yet, the pandemic did last all year, and the toll it took — including lives and livelihoods — increased with each passing month.