Editorial note: If the last six months seems like a blur, you are not alone. What we have been though has been hard to keep track of and even more difficult for us to process.
Sunday marked six months since President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus. If those six months feel like a blur to you, you’re not alone.
The big picture: The sheer scale of what the U.S. has been through since March — a death toll equivalent to 65 Sept. 11 attacks, millions out of work, everyday life upended, with roiling protests and a presidential election to top it all off — can not only be hard to process, but hard to even keep track of.
Here’s a (partial) timeline to help make sense of these past six months.