For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world, and are TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year.
TIME named Fauci, the frontline health workers and racial justice organisers 2020 Guardians of the Year’, who put themselves on the line to defend the ideals sacred to democracy.
TIME said Biden and Harris together offered restoration and renewal in a single ticket.
In a year that saw an epic struggle for racial justice, and one of the most consequential elections in history, the Biden-Harris partnership sends a powerful message, TIME said.
On the racial justice organisers, TIME said these “Guardians put themselves on the line to defend the ideals sacred to democracy.