Scientists in Antarctica Untouched by The Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there are few places where the virus itself hasn’t been able to reach.

On the frigid landscape of Antarctica’s Ingrid Christensen Coast sits Davis Station, where 24 people are hunkered down for a long and dark winter.

Although this happens every year, with the winter crew taking atmospheric observations, fixing seabird cameras, and looking after the station while the Sun slowly sets, this year things feel different.

“It’s a worrying time for all of us here in Antarctica,” Davis Station leader David Knoff told ScienceAlert in an email.

“We don’t have much of a true idea of what life is like back home.”

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