TIME Magazine finalists for person of the year

Norah Tobin, Staff Writer

Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the key workers who have worked throughout the coronavirus pandemic were neck-and-neck as key nominees for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” award, a list on which Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have also landed. The annual poll opened on Wednesday and withdraws submissions from the readers’ vote, as individuals are required to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ when asked whether or not a specific nominee should be chosen as the overall winner of the award.
The custom dates back to 1927, when Time appointed the aviator Charles A. Lindbergh his first man of the year as the honor was then renamed. The magazine, which began publishing in 1923, conferred distinctions on presidents, peacemakers, astronauts, popes, and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as on American women and the threatened world. But some of the chosen newsmen turned out to be infamous; Time picked Adolf Hitler in 1938 and Joseph Stalin in 1939, a distinction that was once again conferred on Stalin in 1942.
Mr. Biden, 78, former Vice-President under President Barack Obama, and Mrs. Harris, 56, U.S. Senator from California, who is the first Black woman and the first Indian-American to be voted Vice-President, will pose side by side in the cover of the magazine on Dec. 21.
Time Magazine selected Kamala Harris and Joe Biden as person of the year in the year of 2020. They won against people such as Dr. Fauci and President Trump. Time magazine’s reasons for leaving them people of the year is because of their help in the racial Injustice movement and the spread of the coronavirus and bringing more attention to those issues. These two edged at the front line health care workers along with the nation’s leading research experts.