The Chad meme over the coronavirus

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Oxford’s COVID vaccine is officially ‘Chad AF’

'The virgin Covid-19 vs the Chad Ox1.'

Dec 10, 2020, 12:06 pm*



Mikael Thalen

Oxford University has developed a vaccine for the coronavirus known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19—and the internet can’t help but notice that the inoculation is a Chad.

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A Chad, which comes from the Virgin vs. Chad meme, is a stereotypically masculine and confident male with, among other things, a strong jawline. The virgin on the other hand is a shy and insecure male with poor posture.

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While many were focused on the vaccine after a peer-reviewed analysis of its effectiveness was released by both Oxford and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca this week, others were much more interested in discussing its Chad optics.

"I would like for more people to know the Oxford vaccine is named Chad," @cableknitjumper said.

It wasn't long before Covid-19 was dubbed the virgin against the all-powerful ChAdOx1 shot.

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"The virgin Covid-19 vs the Chad Ox1," @osutein said.

Another aspect of the Chad meme includes the "Stacy," a term used largely by incels, or involuntarily celibate men, to describe voluptuous and unattainable women that will only date a Chad.

In response to the vaccine news, one woman online declared herself a Stacy in an effort to get Chad inside her.

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"Just call me Stacy," @CathyReisenwitz said. "Cuz I want this Chad in me."

But it isn't just the ladies who want Chad. It seems just about everyone is interested in ChAdOx1.

"I didn't think I'd be penetrated by a Chad next year, but the pandemic has been nothing if full of surprises," @ArmandDoma said.

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Whether the vaccine's name will cause the internet's denizens to line up to be inoculated is unknown. Either way, Chad always wins in the end.

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2020, 12:03 pm