Person of the Year 2020

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Person of the Year 2020

Postby The Prof » 15 Dec 2020, 21:38

Not going to be easy with a year like this one but who would you nominate?

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Dec 2020, 22:45

If the premise is that it can be ‘for better or worse’ then Trump, surely.
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Dec 2020, 22:46

But yeah I’ve got a million others.
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby The Prof » 15 Dec 2020, 23:06

Well -I was thinking, someone who was a force for good. We seem surrounded by complete bastards this year more than any other.

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby kath » 15 Dec 2020, 23:11

it's hard. i keep wanting to vote for groups of people, like all the front-liners and emergency staff dealing with covid. or the people who've devoted their time and work to coming up with vaccines.

but if i had to pick one person? i'd probably pick stacey abrams. yeah, an american perspective, but it *does* matter. she has spent years fighting against the rampant, unbelievable voter suppression in georgia. building the ground game, gettin folk registered, going far and wide with her team to get people ever disenfranchised to make their will known. even though she was cheated out of her own race, she never stopped or faltered.

and georgia~~fucquin georgia~~turned blue and voted for biden, and that's with people having to wait 10, 12 hours to vote.

now? there is a chance, admittedly a slim one, that georgia's two run-off races will go blue. if that happens (a bigggg if), the face of american politics will change. for the good. to take control of the senate and have the shot to do good things without the usual, horrific GOP obstruction. it's a slim chance, as i've said.

but the reason there IS a chance right now? that would be stacey abrams.

she is an inspiration. ya gotta love somebody who fights the odds and the monsters behind em.

second choice: keanu reeves. okay, just kiddin, but i love him anyway.

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Dec 2020, 23:14

I’d agree with all that.
Dr. Sahin and Tureci are obvious candidates.
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Geezee » 16 Dec 2020, 06:32

If we're talking about the Time list, it was already announced last week as Biden/Harris
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Li Wenliang

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Dec 2020, 08:14

2020 would like to forget about Trump as quickly as possible. But, undeniably, he's made more news than anyone else on the planet. That's part of what's made 2020 suck so much.

I can't remember the last year I went into as optimistically. 2009, maybe? That's 12 years ago!! :o
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby never/ever » 16 Dec 2020, 09:59

The English nurse who sat sobbing in her car and pleaded to people to please leave something in the supermarkets for first line responders to buy after their long shifts.

The first real wake up-call made for what truly the consequences were of this COVID-year.
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby The Prof » 16 Dec 2020, 11:57

Marcus Rashford would be another.

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Deebank » 16 Dec 2020, 16:33

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Postby Mike Boom » 16 Dec 2020, 17:21

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Dec 2020, 17:57

Any health care worker who, seeing the devastation Covid -19 can do to the body, still goes in day after day to help those in need.
If we need to up it a notch, those healthcare workers who knew the above, and had inadequate PPE, and who KNEW it was probably inadequate, and still went in.
I can't think of a single time in my career where I have genuinely thought that I was at risk of death from the care I was giving, and I was working in respiratory care during H1N1 which at that time was the biggest challenge we had seen.
Those people genuinely put their lives on the line.
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby souphound » 17 Dec 2020, 04:10

Minnie the Minx wrote:Any health care worker who, seeing the devastation Covid -19 can do to the body, still goes in day after day to help those in need.
If we need to up it a notch, those healthcare workers who knew the above, and had inadequate PPE, and who KNEW it was probably inadequate, and still went in.
I can't think of a single time in my career where I have genuinely thought that I was at risk of death from the care I was giving, and I was working in respiratory care during H1N1 which at that time was the biggest challenge we had seen.
Those people genuinely put their lives on the line.



The same is true here, across the continent. Bravo to them indeed.
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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby The Prof » 17 Dec 2020, 10:47

souphound wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Any health care worker who, seeing the devastation Covid -19 can do to the body, still goes in day after day to help those in need.
If we need to up it a notch, those healthcare workers who knew the above, and had inadequate PPE, and who KNEW it was probably inadequate, and still went in.
I can't think of a single time in my career where I have genuinely thought that I was at risk of death from the care I was giving, and I was working in respiratory care during H1N1 which at that time was the biggest challenge we had seen.
Those people genuinely put their lives on the line.



The same is true here, across the continent. Bravo to them indeed.


I was reading the other day that more Filipino healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 in the UK than the Philippines.

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Re: Person of the Year 2020

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 18 Dec 2020, 16:42

Bob Mortimer.
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