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TIME Person Of The Year Odds: Anthony Fauci Leading Black Lives Matter And First Responders

Fauci shock as White House Coronavirus Task Force leads TIME Person Of The Year betting
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2020 has been a year to forget for many. The country has seen civil unrest and the horrible impact of Covid-19, and it feels like the whole planet is looking for a hero.

TIME's Person Of The Year award is always a hot topic, as it names the most impactful person or people of the year, for good or for bad. Last year it was won by Greta Thunberg but previous winners have included Mark Zuckerberg, 'The Computer' and Adolf Hitler.

British bookmakers have priced up this year's award and have made Doctors, Nurses, First Responders, Health Workers as -175 favorites. They've been favorites since being introduced in March at +200. The implied probability of 63.6% that they win this year. They're the second most popular choice with bettors accounting for 27% of bets in the past month.

Second in the betting and a more recent addition is the Black Lives Matter movement, currently at +350 from an initial price of +300. Despite their short price there is little appetite with bettors, as only 3% of bets in the past month have been on BLM.

The biggest shock is that Dr Anthony Fauci, part of the White House Coronavirus Task has been the most backed person so far, accounting for 45.45% of bets in the past month, at a large price of +900.

Other names leading the market are New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern (+700), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (+1100) and the Chinese whistleblower Li Wenliang (+1100) who alerted the world to the horrific coronavirus.

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