lunedì 4 gennaio 2021

Romania: "People of the year 2020"

"Radio Romania International has carried on its traditional opinion poll among its listeners, Internet and social network users about the person who had the most positive impact in the world in 2020. As expected this time it was not 'Personality of the Year' but 'People of the Year' on Radio Romania International as medical workers the world over have been designated the world's best citizens for being in the frontline against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has significantly impacted the life of the entire planet." [...]

other proposals.
"'People of the year 2020' are the victims of the novel coronavirus and their close ones, who in most of the cases were unable to bid a final farewell", says the RRI listener Giovanni Frassinetti of Italy."
"Other nominees included the two German scientists of Turkish extraction Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, founders of the BioNTech laboratories, the famous American physician and immunologist Anthony Fauci", [... and many more experts in the field of Covid 19 research]

"Among the political leaders nominated were the US president elect Joe Biden, the incumbent US president Donald Trump [sic! See the criterion "most positive impact in the world" above. HjB], Pope Francis, the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, [...], Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro [sic!], [...]"

(Dr Hansjoerg Biener 4 January 2020 via WOR io group)