Coronavirus Reaches the End of the Earth as First Outbreak Hits Antartica | 22 Words

Coronavirus has now reached the ends of the earth as it was recently announced that the first outbreak has hit Antarctica...

The news comes after thirty-six people were found to be infected at a remote location.

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This means that every single continent on the planet has now seen coronavirus outbreaks, Antarctica being the last.

But how did this happen?

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A lot of people have mixed theories.

Some have claimed that now that the virus has been present in animals, it could be carried by them...

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But others have a more accurate idea of how it got to such a secluded place on Earth...

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Now, we're all aware that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.

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COVID-19 took the entire planet hostage back in March, and things have been nothing short of horrendous ever since.

Of course, there's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...

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

And even when the president tested positive for COVID himself in October...

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...

Especially considering the country has seen over 330,824 deaths, according to the official statistics provided the World-O-Meter.

Other leaders also followed a similar pattern, playing down the severity of the disease...

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Across the pond, Boris Johnson has taken the citizens of the United Kingdom on a rollercoaster ride.

The UK has also seen the worst death toll in the whole of Europe.

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And despite them going on several national lockdowns, infection rates continue to rise as the government offers "Christmas bubbles" for December 25th which totally go against the "social-distancing" rules they they've been back-and-forth with.

They have now been canceled because a few days ago, there was some more terrible news...

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It was announced that there is a new string of the virus in the south of the country and it's spreading at a faster rate than the original. So far, no one really knows if it is more severe or not.

The same new string has now been identified in other European countries.

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Italy and Iceland have seen similar cases too. It's gotten so bad that there are now travel bans in place for all UK residents.

So it's safe to say that we're all in need of the vaccine soon...

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The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has finally been approved after mass testing and is now been administered in certain countries, including the ones mentioned above.

And as for the results?

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Well, it's looking good, with many countries making sure the most vulnerable get their doses first before handing it out more widely.

The arrival of this vaccine is a huge sigh of relief...

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Because so many people have tragically lost their lives to this virus since it first started to spread in March.

However, this doesn't mean we should start relaxing with the current restrictions...

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And the latest update from one of the most secluded places on earth has also emphasized that.

It was recently announced that Antarctica has seen its first major outbreak.

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Reuters reported: "Chile’s armed forces said at least thirty-six people had been infected at its Bernardo O’Higgins base, including twenty-six army personnel and 10 civilian contractors conducting maintenance at the base."

The base personnel said those involved “are already properly isolated and constantly monitored."

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Even though research and military stations in Antarctica have done their best to keep the virus out over recent months by cutting off tourism and shutting down activities, it has still managed to seep through somehow.

And at the end of November through to the beginning of December...

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Chile’s Navy reported it had detected three cases of COVID-19 as well as a further 2 cases on land when 2 of their soldiers fell ill. It seems as though no one is safe from the virus. Let's just hope the vaccine gets to everyone as soon as possible. Keep scrolling for more info on it...