Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement.

It really represents two different stories. One is the science story, which is this remarkable speed with which the vaccines were developed. But there’s also the debates regarding policy, politiek, and political affiliation. It’s one word that carries these two huge stories,” hy het gesê.

‘PANDEMIC’ NAMED MERRIAM-WEBSTER’S 2020 WORD OF THE YEAR

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Kalifornië. op Jan.. 21, 2021.  Merriam-Webster has declared vaccine its 2021 word of the year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, lêer)

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Kalifornië. op Jan.. 21, 2021. Merriam-Webster has declared vaccine its 2021 word of the year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, lêer)

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