The Brief: Although the Coronavirus pandemic continues to break tragic records in the United States and worldwide, social media users are posting memes to imagine what life will look like after we get the vaccine.
Social media users are coping with the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic by posting hopeful memes about what they’ll do “after we get the vaccine.” While COVID-19 continues to spread, causing mass sickness and death, vaccines are being approved and distributed in several countries. In the United States, distribution has yet to begin, but the F.D.A. is expected to approve emergency use of a vaccine on Saturday.
Memes that focus on the positive opportunities that lie in the future when a vaccine is well-distributed and the spread of the Coronavirus are under control allow people to have something to look forward to. According to these memes, people are excited about returning to a variety of social activities, including hanging out with friends, hugging family members, going to concerts, and having sex.
Many iterations of these memes pair the caption “me and the girls/me and the boys/me and the homies after we get the vaccine/once we’re vaccinated” with a picture of the types of activities they’re planning to partake in.
me and the girls after we get the vaccine pic.twitter.com/ZhDMQhUsFy
— oatmeal influencer (@acechhh) December 9, 2020
me and the girls getting ready to go to concerts after we get our vaccines pic.twitter.com/vzfTzVOkSa
— ⋆ mademoiselle donnie ⋆ (@DEVlLWOMAN) December 10, 2020
me and my homie once we’re vaccinated pic.twitter.com/Nh2s1CwgDI
— luke (@traiinspottiing) December 10, 2020
me and my homie once we’re vaccinated pic.twitter.com/foBplSD0Rl
— tan (@urworstdesigirl) December 11, 2020
me and my homie once we’re vaccinated pic.twitter.com/GLBXMskQIO
— ❄️ chloe 🎃 (@spookyreylo) December 11, 2020
me & the girlies once we’re vaccinated pic.twitter.com/4aHmEFzaDR
— 𝕤𝕦𝕟𝕗𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣 (@spinubzilla) December 11, 2020
Me and the girls when we all get the vaccine pic.twitter.com/p6p4UJizWM
— Махина (@mahinamars) December 10, 2020
me and the lads actin up when we get our vaccines pic.twitter.com/ngaJsQd3Gl
— ali ⟦BIG THE CAT RESPECT ZONE⟧ (@ali_west) December 4, 2020
all of us when we get the vaccine: pic.twitter.com/lOSAPog5FP
— nobody (@criticismbot) December 9, 2020
me and the girls when we get the vaccine pic.twitter.com/4z4rqPj4Jw
— shanaz! (@shanaz8201) December 10, 2020
For some, life won’t change much:
me n the homies once we’re vaccinated: pic.twitter.com/ySROhDlDp9
— cosmic marcuse palooza (@moontwerk) December 11, 2020