Madness in March: The flood of news that changed our lives

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FILE – In this April 28, 2020 file photo, a closed sign is posted at a restaurant along the River Walk in San Antonio. Banks are reporting a little more success in getting small business owners’ applications for coronavirus relief loans into government processing systems. Bank industry groups says changes the Small Business Administration made in its procedures apparently are helping lenders trying to submit thousands of applications for $310 billion in loans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — March is that month which brings Central New Yorker’s hope that a long-cold winter will soon be over. There’s the revelry of the St. Patrick’s Parade, the dreams of basketball glory in making it to the Final 4, and a few days where temperatures reach into the fifties and sixties.

But March can also be cruel. Those balmy days can be followed by snowstorms, and bitter cold, and brackets can be destroyed by a one and done.

March 2020 was like no other. No St. Patrick’s Parade, No March Madness, No jobs. No toilet paper.

The info graphic below illustrates what a challenging month March 2020 was for all of us.

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