“It really represents two different stories. One is the science, which is the remarkable speed with which the vaccines were developed. But there’s also the debates regarding policy, politics and political affiliation. It’s one word that carries these two huge stories,” he said.
Merriam-Webster said there was a large increase in requests for the word “vaccine” as the percentage of users ramped up to 601% over 2020, the year when the first jab was administered thus triggering the mainstream disputes and controversies regarding the use of the vaccine against COVID-19.
Large protests are still in place as the governments still try to somehow curb the pandemic by imposing various restrictions and declaring lockdowns which dozens of thousands disagree with.