The Brief: As we approach one year of the Coronavirus pandemic, people are sharing memes about this milestone, expressing a range of emotions.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 was a pandemic. One year later, people are reflecting and sharing memes about this bleak milestone.
— A Feast for Dermestids (@colindickey) March 1, 2021
A Jason Sudeikis Golden Globes meme about people who aren’t taking the pandemic seriously:
Month 12 of seeing group pics on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Z8Plf84YQE
— Amanda Brooke Perrin (@brookeperrin) March 1, 2021
Kelly said the pandemic has been like a year of indoor recess.
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) February 27, 2021
Give it up for 1 year in the pandemic! 1 year! pic.twitter.com/xegpL8bSav
— Fat Jesus (@steventyler3000) March 1, 2021
we’ve basically lost a year of our lives to the pandemic, & when its over, i intend to party so hard i lose at least a year more
— lemon (@worried_lemon) February 25, 2021
People are comparing March 2020 with March 2021, noting how much and how little has changed.
it’s been a year ags pic.twitter.com/KQo9xyUKo5
— passmore (@the_passmore) March 1, 2021
its march… i cannot believe it's been a whole year of this pic.twitter.com/synPUqYTHF
— jon m a (@jonsnofun) March 1, 2021
— Elizabeth Sampat (@twoscooters) March 1, 2021
— Nerd Girl Says (@Rachael_Conrad) February 26, 2021
While a pandemic anniversary is a much less fun event than, say, a wedding anniversary, people are finding ways to observe this pandemaversary or “coronaversary.”
It’s almost the anniversary of pandemic and… pic.twitter.com/6KKR8tfyhM
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) February 23, 2021
What is the traditional first year pandemic anniversary gift? Sourdough starter? Hand sanitizer? A mariachi band playing from six feet away?
— Toby Herman (@tobyherman27) February 28, 2021
Me next month, whenever anybody asks me how my pandemic anniversary is going pic.twitter.com/DjsxmIKMpL
— Lacey Beloved by Millenials, 3 Gen Xers and 1 GenZ (@LaceyWilson4) February 28, 2021
me coming to the realization that the pandemic is about to have a one year anniversary pic.twitter.com/x5SGTNohrm
— Sean Yoo (@SeanYoo) February 25, 2021
Some people are expressing nostalgia for early quarantine – the simpler days of Dalgona coffee, Tiger King, and thinking life would soon “go back to normal.”
missing early quarantine days when it just felt like a really long plane ride & I’d play lil games on my phone to pass the time
— ✧ .・maverick ゜゜・ (@emily_maverick) February 27, 2021