Time magazine on Thursday named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as its persons of the year, citing the weight of the pandemic and racial injustice that will be shouldered by the history-making Democratic ticket. The New York Times reports that Biden and Harris edged out frontline health care workers (along with the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci), the racial justice movement, and President Trump for the distinction but Time has noted in the past that its selection process is not a popularity contest, saying instead that its choice reflects “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill”.