The Brief: COVID-19 memes showcase the various ways people are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic from hand washing to social isolation to panic buying toilet paper.
In the most 2020 fashion, many people are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic by creating and sharing COVID-19 memes. In times of crisis, humor can be a valuable coping mechanism. While some COVID-19 memes may be insensitive to the seriousness of the situation at hand, others such as hand-washing lyric memes and don’t touch your face memes can provide helpful information in fun, digitally shareable ways.
As millions of people are staying at home to stop the spread of the virus, they’re finding more free time on their hands, which for some includes time to make memes. Here are 16 COVID-19/Coronavirus memes that cover topics such as hand sanitizer hoarding, flawed healthcare systems, collective panic, the loneliness of social distancing, and more.
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia.
An I meet someone meme:
Be sure to thank your grocery store employees, as per this Drake no/yes meme:
A COVID-19 meme for those who stocked up on toilet paper but not on food:
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who doesn’t know what DIVOC is going on…
COVID spelt backwards is DIVOC and what DIVOC going on
— Ravaska Rampersad (@ravaskar) March 12, 2020
just want to offer my sincere congratulations to flaky people. we know you’ve waited a lifetime for an excuse like this.
— ᴄᴀʟᴇʙ ʜᴇᴀʀᴏɴ (@calebsaysthings) March 13, 2020
As quarantines and self-isolation continue, the onslaught of COVID-19 memes shows no sign of slowing, indicating that humor and commiseration are popular ways to pass the time during a global crisis.