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The best coronavirus memes to get you through a quarantine

Memes are a much-needed distraction right now.

Mar 25, 2020, 9:03 am*

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Stacey Ritzen 

Stacey Ritzen

Anyone currently reading this—and not considered an “essential” employee, such as those responsible for the welfare and safety of human life —is more than likely holed up in quarantine thanks to the coronavirus. But once the toilet paper, milk, eggs, booze, and other quarantine supplies have been acquired, there’s nothing left to do other than … stare off into the distance? And, of course, constantly check the internet for news and updates, which has also conveniently become the home for all of your essential coronavirus memes.

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The best coronavirus memes

Yes, these are super scary times we’re living in. And when the gravity of reality becomes that oppressive—at the very, least coronavirus memes can help lighten the mood? From quarantine jokes and predictions about the future to the lengths people will go to in staying healthy, these are some of the funniest coronavirus memes around.

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Working from home memes

Working from home has suddenly become a new normal for office employees across the country who are able to perform their job duties remotely. Or, as many of us in digital media and other related fields like to call it, “working.” Unfortunately, not everyone has been so lucky, so the memes are currently ranging from “why won’t they let me work from home” or “oh god, working from home is so boring,” and so on.

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Closing school memes

According to the U.S. News & World Report, as of March 16, over half of the schools and colleges in the United States are now closed due to the coronavirus—and it will likely only be a matter of time before the rest follow suit. But while many students are psyched for weeks (if not months) home from school—or patiently waiting their turn—others are learning that you should be careful what you wish for.

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Coronavirus quarantine memes

Whether working from home or temporarily furloughed, many people are finding that the whole quarantine thing got pretty dicey, pretty fast. As such, there’s no shortage of coronavirus memes for those quarantined and not loving it! Or, even those who are just speculating how introverts do it on the regular.

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Testing and coronavirus vaccination memes

As a lonely nation turns its eyes to … a backlog of testing for the virus and the possibility of an eventual vaccination, many coronavirus memes are poking fun at what the heck is taking so long—as well as speculating about the future of the disease.

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Boomer doomer/remover memes

It’s been widely reported that the virus is deadliest when it comes to older generations. This is, literally, in many cases, those who seem to be taking the threat least seriously. (Hello Fox News viewing audience! 👋) That irony has not been lost on folks, which has given us some fun Boomer Doomer and Boomer Remover coronavirus memes. It’s not difficult to figure out the context.

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Stockpiling memes

When the coronavirus first made its way to the United States, pretty much the first thing everyone did was stock up on face masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and bottled water. Even though, as many have noted, precisely one of those items comes in handy during a global pandemic. But what are facts, other than things that are known or have been proven to be true?

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Greenland coronavirus memes

On Monday, Greenland announced its first case of the coronavirus. It didn’t take long before the autonomous Danish Arctic territory imposed restrictions in an attempt to get ahead of the pandemic—but not before Greenland coronavirus memes began to go viral!

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North Korea memes

Despite the fact that North Korea is literally bordered by China and South Korea—two of the first countries to be infected with the virus—Kim Jong Un claims that the totalitarian nation has seen no cases of infection. This is troubling on a number of levels. First and foremost, what is happening to North Korean citizens who are exhibiting symptoms?

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The Office coronavirus memes

Though The Office has been off the air for nearly seven years now, thanks to streaming and syndication, the NBC sitcom remains as popular as ever. This is perhaps why many are turning to Michael Scott and the Scranton gang for coronavirus memes—either to imagine what The Office universe would be like in a pandemic situation, or for other assorted reactions.

Strap in, everyone. It’s gonna be a long, bumpy ride from here on out, but thankfully we can place trust in our world leaders to get us out of this mess. Except … *checks notes* … oh wait. Nevermind.

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2020, 8:28 am