Coronavirus is everywhere– if not the virus itself, then the mention of it constantly on social media. The ramifications of the crisis seem to evolve daily, and you can’t go more than a few minutes without hearing the words, “coronavirus” or “Covid-19”.
With schools being closed for weeks, a sudden depletion of toilet paper, & a 24/7 news cycle, it’s obvious why people are understandably anxious & worried about the current state of events.
But for some, it’s better to laugh than to cry- and there’s no better place to laugh than Twitter!
Here are the folks on Twitter to provide some moments of levity about the corona craze!
- The news updates us on all.things.corona. All day. Every day.
Watched the news today.
Do not recommend.
— Abby Heugel (@AbbyHasIssues) March 13, 2020
2. If only we’d known those sanitizers would come in so… “hand-y”.
I’m regretting every Sweet Pea, Cucumber Melon, and Japanese Cherry Blossom Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer I threw out from my kids’ bedrooms.
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) March 12, 2020
3. We’re all trying to keep our kids as germ-free as possible, but… KIDS.
Parents: No shake hands. No hugs. #coronavirus is spreading.
Kids : pic.twitter.com/TxTyPQtqjC
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) March 9, 2020
4. Hey, whatever works, right??
Told my kids that the T-rex died off cause it couldn’t wash its hands and they’ve been in the bathroom scrubbing for the last 5 minutes.
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) March 14, 2020
5. Companies are now sending emails about their Covid-19 policies. ALL the companies.
2020 Every company including ones you’ve never dealt with: Here’s how we’re dealing with Coronavirus…
— HowToBeADad (@HowToBeADad) March 15, 2020
6. Grocery stores have been packed with people buying up toilet paper, water, bread, and… salsa. Apparently.
My grocery store had plenty of toilet paper and bread, but they were completely sold out of Jell-O and salsa.
I’m confused at how my community is preparing for Armageddon.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) March 14, 2020
7. Remember the good old days when instead of stockpiling TP for a viral outbreak, we could stockpile it to TP the houses of our enemies? That was fun.
7-year-old: Why is everyone buying toilet paper?
Me: The Corona virus.
7: Are they going to tp its house?
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) March 13, 2020
8. Of course, some people have been waiting for this moment. Creamed corn & French-cut green beans… this is your hour of glory!!
Me, looking at my pantry full of random nonperishable junk I've been meaning to get rid of for years.
"It's our time to shine, boys."
— ?O'Mommy McCusses? (@mommy_cusses) March 13, 2020
9. Employers have been encouraging people to work from home- some like it better than others.
BOSS: due to the virus we need everybody to work from home
ME: please, i have a family
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) March 11, 2020
10. The CDC has recommended social distancing as a way of isolating the virus; introverts have been practicing their entire lives for this!
The CDC is warning that “social distance” will be a key in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Way ahead of you CDC, way ahead.
— ? not irish ? (@MommaUnfiltered) February 26, 2020
11. …And then came the quarantines (sort of)….
Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) March 12, 2020
12. Some couples are using this time of no sports/social distancing to get to know each other again:
Night 1 of no sports: My wife and I just had an hour long conversation. She’s really nice, apparently she works in the medical field. Also, TV’s are black when they are off.
— Derek Burbidge (@DerekBurbidge) March 13, 2020
13. And by “get to know each other”, I mean…. you know.
There’s about to be a fuckton of baby girls born December 2020 named Corona.
— S A R A B U C K L E Y (@nottheworstmom) March 13, 2020
14. But for many people, the closing of the schools is frightening!
I’m more terrified thinking about being stuck at home for 14 days with kids, than the virus itself
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) March 6, 2020
15. I mean, some kids are cool with just hanging out at home.
My son isn’t too concerned all his extracurricular activities have been cancelled due to COVID19 social distancing protocols. He’s got a plan to keep busy. Mostly it’s just bouncing a ball off my living room wall for the next two to three weeks.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) March 13, 2020
16. On Day 1, that is.
“I’M SOOO BORRRRED.”
– my kids, two days into the coronapocalypse
— Ramblin Mama (@ramblinma) March 14, 2020
17. Sure, we parents have good intentions to make use of the time off from school…
No one is full of more false hope than a parent making a colorful daily schedule for their kids during the Covid-19 quarantine.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) March 14, 2020
18. But the reality is: a lot of us feel unprepared to cover our kids’ school lessons.
Me in 2000:
“Ok but – when am I, like, EVER going to need to know this math and science in real life?”
Me homeschooling a child during a pandemic:
— Amanda Marcotte | Mediocre Mommy (@storiesofamom) March 14, 2020
19. Homeschooling might look less like school and more like:
Coronavirus lockdown day 1. We’ve already given up on clothes & are binging on the “emergency” Oreos.
— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) March 14, 2020
20. So we’ll all just do the best we can. And that’s definitely enough!
I’m just going to say this and judge me all you want. We are not planning anything educational for our kids. Homeschool will not happen. We will survive and watch too much tv. We will eat cookies and carbs and hope for the best. We will love and try not to go insane.
— Dr. Jennie Weiner (@jennieweiner) March 12, 2020
Stay healthy & keep others healthy by washing your hands and practice social distancing. But spread the love & laughter, because those are the best kind of contagious!