Our healthcare heroes look set to be commemorated
Bookies have slashed odds on doctors, nurses, first responders and health workers being named this year’s TIME Person of the Year.
Medical heroes’ response to the Coronavirus pandemic has seen their odds drastically cut, from 4/1 into 1/1.
That now makes them favourites in the market, with a number of medical-related selections also taking up the top places in the market.
Despite receiving negative press in their handling of the outbreak, the World Health Organisation is the second-favourite in the market at 4/1.
Chinese whistleblower Li Wenliang is the third favourite in the market at 7/1, to be awarded a posthumous honour.
Dr Anthony Fauci is the same price as Wenliang at 7/1, alongside Centres for Disease Control and Prevention at 7/1.
Teachers and Educators are the next on the list at 10/1, with homeschooling becoming increasingly more popular across the globe.
Finally, despite his disinfectant musings, Donald Trump is 12/1 to be named TIME Person of the Year, putting him in the top 10 favourites.
The President won the award back in 2016 after being inaugurated but has slipped in the betting for this years' honour.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “2020 has been the darkest year in living memory, but the selfless healthcare workers and first responders have represented a beacon of hope for humanity.
“Once this disease passes and is just a distant memory, these are the people we should be thanking above all others.”