Leave it to Twitter to find humor amid a global pandemic that has forced multiple countries and territories, including several industries and events within the United States, to go on lockdown.
Cases of the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, have been confirmed in several states, sparking fear and panic among Americans, according to CNN. Many events have been canceled or postponed to help control the spread of the virus, like Coachella and the 2020 NBA season. At one point, there was even discussion about canceling the 2020 Olympics, according to The New York Times.
Universities have also started to ask students to not return back to campus after spring break, instead switching to online courses.
However, just as people have begun to realize the seriousness of coronavirus, folks on Twitter are lightening the mood quite a bit with a steady stream of memes.
if they’re gonna start cancelling jobs and public gatherings, they need to start cancelling some bills.— Danisha Carter 🕊 (@DanishaCarter4) March 12, 2020
“wow so your in quarantine without me?” pic.twitter.com/KOTjqQmT6E— J2O (@j2ohh) March 11, 2020
“What you woulda did if I was quarantined with you right now?” pic.twitter.com/rNIpKoeWuE— Sonny Corinthos... (@MartyaLaMode) March 12, 2020
they kids i hope. https://t.co/2ApOdQyzkX— 𝕓𝕖𝕖; (@misbeehvn_) March 12, 2020
COVID-19 helping people realise that some meetings can be emails.— Nazeefah Wadia (@Nazeefah) March 11, 2020
As coronavirus spreads, though, flight prices have dropped drastically, causing some millennials to consider putting it all on the line for a cheap vacation.
Me in the hospital with coronavirus after going on a world tour for $36.67 pic.twitter.com/iBp4tOO0pT— Will (@Subtweetg0d) March 11, 2020
millennials canceling their $15 berlin trip after the travel ban pic.twitter.com/CMxBEVEwS3— giabuchi (@jaboukie) March 12, 2020
And while countries work to receive ample supplies to treat patients who have tested positive, one person thought he would show us his best handwashing skills.
Category is: Dry your hands Hand performance! 🤣🤣🤣 Is it 10s or Whet? pic.twitter.com/LkMXBCTNKl— Alex The Xander 🤎✨ (@TheAlexGallant) March 11, 2020
Despite the coronavirus outbreak, people are realizing we're only three months into the year and s**t has hit the fan every single month thus far.
Us: 2020 is gonna be our year— Randy Emillio (@RandyEmillio) March 11, 2020
*3 months later* pic.twitter.com/M73neen4bp
Although the virus started in China, one person is placing the blame on something else.
This ain’t Corona. This them Popeyes chicken sandwiches finally digesting.— _ItHappen (@_ItHappen) March 12, 2020
lmao “they won’t let me huuug you.— ⧉ (@qicle) March 11, 2020
“cuzza da carona” pic.twitter.com/33BZIoCFuf
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