US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris beat President Donald Trump, frontline health care workers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the movement for racial justice, to the coveted title.
Under direction from the White House, federal health authorities are carrying out a plan dubbed Operation Warp Speed to manufacture 300 million doses of a vaccine on a compressed timeline.
The experimental drug, developed by the US National Institutes of Health and Moderna, will be tried on 30,000 volunteers in the US who won't know if they're getting the real shot or a placebo in order to see which group experiences more infections.
Coronavirus has infected more than 13.8 million people, of whom over 8 million have recovered and some 589,000 have died. Here are the updates for July 16:
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