As news of a potential coronavirus vaccine brings hope to us all, one airline has made an announcement to those who may be thinking about avoiding theirs...

The news that we've been waiting months for is finally here...

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A vaccine for the deadly coronavirus is on the brink of completion.

The American biotech company, Moderna, has been tirelessly working on a vaccine...

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And now, the much-needed remedy could nearly be ready according to interim data.

This is unbelievably exciting news...

But what's even more exciting is that a volunteer who was injected with the vaccine has come forward with their own experience with the drug. Here's the full story...

Now, we all know that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.

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The coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical.

Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus spread across the world at an alarming rate...

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And at the time of writing, there are currently 56,016,137 cases of the virus.

Over 1 million people have tragically died as a result...

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And even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 254,291 deaths alone.

There's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...

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And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.

And even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself last month...

He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."

This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...

And it got us all wondering... what's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?

Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine...

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But so far, there has been little luck.

However, the good news this month has slowly been trickling in.

A number of different companies have been coming forward with promising claims from their labs.

American multinational pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech have both been working on their own coronavirus vaccines for the last few months...

But the vaccine everyone is talking about today has come from the biotech firm, Moderna.

Firstly, Moderna's vaccine was partly funded by country icon, Dolly Parton, who gave $1 million to the firm to aid their research.

If that isn't a reason to celebrate a vaccine, what is?

And secondly, the results from the trials have been overwhelmingly positive.

The new vaccine is nearly 95% effective, early data from Moderna shows.
On the results, the company said it was a "great day" and that they plan to apply for approval to use the vaccine in the next few weeks.

However, it's still early days.

The company has only just completed their first trial, which involved 30,000 people in the US - half were given 2 doses of the vaccine, 4 weeks apart, while the rest had dummy injections.

But even in the midst of such an exciting breakthrough ...

There are some claiming they won't be taking their vaccines. And now, one airline has spoken out this attitude.

Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas Airlines, had this to say:

"We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say that, for international travellers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft."

He clearly means business.

"Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see with COVID-19 and the market but certainly, for international visitors coming out [of Australia] and people leaving the country we think that's a necessity."

And it's not just Qantas.

"I think that's going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe," Joyce confided.

And as for when things will be totally back to normal with travel?

"Unfortunately with the levels of the virus in the United States and in Europe, we're not going to see operations to those destinations in any real strength until we see a vaccine being rolled out, which is likely towards the end of 2021." Want more coronavirus news? Scroll on for Joe Biden's plans ...