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March 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 11: Men read newspapers in Madison Square Park as the city moves into Phase 3 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on July 11, 2020 in New York City. Phase 3 is the third of four-phased stages designated by the state. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Take a look back at what this week in March 2020 felt like, as the US began to shut down. March 9 was the day when CNN began to use the term pandemic to describe the outbreak...

New York (CNN)This week's news coverage of the coronavirus will toggle between retrospectives about the one-year anniversary of the pandemic and forward-looking reports about vaccines and variants.

That same day, Fox's Sean Hannity accused the media of "scaring the living hell out of people" and said "I see it, again, as like, let's bludgeon Trump with this new hoax. "

The US was in the midst of what one reporter called a "low-key slowdown. " The New York Times' banner headline said "MARKETS SPIRAL AS GLOBE SHUDDERS OVER VIRUS. "

On March 12 the New York Post's front page said the world had "TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. " New York Times editor Dean Baquet told his newsroom that this was the biggest story since 9/11.

I checked in on Sunday with The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg, who said, "Our writers, including Ed, Sarah Zhang, James Hamblin, Zeynep Tufekci and so many others, have been helping our readers make the smartest decisions -- on the individual level, and on the institutional and governmental level -- for a long time now, and this week we'll be trying to calculate the awful losses of this past year, and trying to make sense of what it all means. "

-- GBH News, based in Boston, will air a day of special programming on Wednesday, marking the day a state of emergency was declared in Massachusetts.

-- NBC and MSNBC will both air special reports from the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday: Chris Hayes will anchor "All In America: The Year We Meet Again" at 8 p. m. and Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie will helm "Covid One Year Later: Life After Lockdown" at 10 p. m.

-- Fox News will air segments titled "COVID - 1 Year Later" across its programming slate.

The Tribune-Review in Pennsylvania headlined it "The deadliest year: What have we learned?" The Day in New London, Connecticut said "pandemic deaths leave an unfillable void" above sketches of some of the local lives lost.

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