They probably thought they were social distancing by traveling to an outpost in Antarctica, but the BBC is reporting that a COVID-19 outbreak has hit an Antarctic outpost, infecting two-thirds of the staff. This was a “sophisticated and vaccinated” bunch, but the coronavirus still managed to find its way to Antarctica.
Antarctic outpost hit by Covid-19 outbreak https://t.co/ZifR8ptoAL
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 1, 2022
Here’s the gist of the story:
— Dantainian (@dantainian) January 1, 2022
At least 16 of the 25 workers have contracted the coronavirus.
“The situation isn’t dramatic,” Joseph Cheek, a project manager for the International Polar Foundation, told the BBC. Anyone who wanted was offered a flight out but everyone decided to stay and continue with their work, and officials say cases are mild so far.
It goes wherever people go.
— Apneaboy💙 (@oxomoron) January 1, 2022
— Jason Tooke (@jastooke) January 1, 2022
Ice Station ‘Zebra’ variant?
— Dave O (@cyclingdave295) January 1, 2022
Do they need to iceolate?
— Raff (@rafferty_nigel) January 1, 2022
This virus is getting everywhere.
— Scott mills (@scottydodger) January 1, 2022
Live shot of the COVID virus escaping into the outpost:
— Mummified in Barbed Wire (Taylor’s Version) (@_SuperheroOfBMX) January 1, 2022
And we are supposed to just accept that covid passports will stop it getting into busy hospitality venues? 🤣
— Dan Johnson (@DanJ_89) January 1, 2022
Let’s hope their wonder vaccines help 😂
— Josh YB (@JoshYB8901) January 1, 2022
You guys keep this up and you'll blow the whole gig. Now… how, exactly? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qZSNK4haBN
— Emma Pulman (@Keajralight) January 1, 2022
All jabbed eh. Kind of kills any narrative the more this goes on…..
— I like crypto, I love truth, here to speak my mind (@Xrpinvestor2) January 1, 2022
— Working Classman (@WClassman) January 1, 2022
Vaccines working well then.
— 𝘼𝙙𝙖𝙢🐰 (@acmtix) January 1, 2022
This illustrates the absolute folly of any zero covid policies👍
— Robert Darling (@BobDuk8) January 1, 2022
It really does.
‘They are just making this crap UP!’ Media seemingly COMPETING to see who can come up with the SCARIEST unvaccinated /Omicron headline https://t.co/3GrQkN9kL9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 24, 2021