Covid 19 caused many deaths. It also presented a big challenge to the food systems, public health, and the education sector. Actually, many people lost their jobs something that led to poverty. However, people try to joke about everything, including pandemics. For that reason, you might come across many funny coronavirus jokes when browsing the internet. We have a long list of such jokes for you.
Knock Knock! Who’s there? Etch
-Ech Who? Bless You!
Being quarantined with a talkative child…
-is like having an insane parrot glued to your shoulder
Still no toilet paper in the stores.
-They’re wiped out and you’re shit out of luck.
Since we’re all in quarantine…
– I guess we’ll be making only inside jokes from now on.
Back in my day, you would cough to cover up a fart.
-Now, with COVID-19, you fart to cover up a cough.
Ran out of toilet paper and started using lettuce leaves.
-Today was just the tip of the iceberg, tomorrow romaines to be seen.
You know being self quarantined isn’t even that boring
-But I am surprised that there are 7884 grains of rice in one pack, and 7892 in another.
My quarantine routine is very simple.
-I wake up and go insane
Why don’t chefs find coronavirus jokes funny?
-They’re in bad taste.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
-Because the chicken behind it didn’t know how to socially distance properly.
Knock knock. Who is there?
-Seriously, don’t touch my door and get back 6 meters to social distance.
’ll tell you a coronavirus joke now,
-but you’ll have to wait two weeks to see if you got it.
The Spread of Corona Virus Jokes
Coronavirus jokes started entering the social media world soon after its outbreak in China. Most social media users would share jokes, puns, and even memes related to the disease and everything that surrounded it. While the jokes continued to reduce as the disease reached many parts of the globe, today, some people are still joking about the disease. So, you might ask, should we make funny Covid-19 jokes and memes? We have the answers.
Not every joke is bad and they exist in many versions. Actually, some of the products sold to help fight the disease have become memes. For example, after the demand for surgical masks exceeded the supply, many people started producing them the DIY way. Social media users would post many versions of DIY masks. Some were funny and others were protective. Perhaps, you might not remember the number of times you came across a facemask made of giant bra cup or winged sanitary pads.
The coronavirus panic in Australia led to massive toilet paper hoarding. Most Aussies used social media to mock the shortage. Some would crack jokes about the shortage while others would make memes to prove the problems they faced. Furthermore, some people would make fun of how people avoided any coughing person.
The covid-19 disease is deadly and most people would not want anyone to joke about it. Many public figures such as YouTuber PewDiePie and Prince William faced online criticism after they posted coronavirus jokes. Debates about the legitimacy of the jokes were witnessed more in colleges.
Most students claimed that the jokes were bad because their effects on covid-19 victims were adverse. For example, the author of Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict, Paul Lewis, claimed that avoiding the jokes was the best thing to do. According to him, most of the people suffering from anxiety suffered more each time they came across a coronavirus joke.
A group of students from the University of Albany organized a coronavirus-themed party, which was complete with facemasks and Corona beers. After the event, the Asian American Alliance released a statement on their Instagram page condemning the event. Actually, they called the event a hate crime. Some of the coronavirus humor instances that drew a backlash, including PewDiePie's comments and the University of Albany corona part were understood as racially tinged.
Use of Corona Virus Jokes
Some people believe that covid-19 jokes are not bad as long as they are not ethnic joking. They also believe that bad jokes can relax inhibitions against acts of violence. One of the examples they cite is the rising number of attacks and hostilities in the United States against Asian Americans. The attacks are mostly from ill-informed people such as the group of students from the University of Albany. They also believe that complaints about any derogatory jokes should be taken seriously.
The internet's preference for irony has created misinformation. Most covid-19 conspiracy theories, such as dangerous and wrong ideas, started as misunderstood irony. Perhaps, you came across some people who claimed that washing of the mouth with bleach prevents the spread of covid-19. Further, Snops had to confirm an article that stated Vice President Pence was using conversion therapy programs to fight the spread of coronavirus was satire.
Nevertheless, the line between snarky memes and wild news can be very fine and it can be intentionally non-existent. For example, the Ministry of Health in Vietnam produced an anti-covid-19 song as part of their anti-corona virus campaign. People found this song, made to encourage more handwashing, catchy. As a result, the song became one of the highly used songs on TikTok.
The Red Cross and World Health Organization used TikTok to encourage hand washing, social distancing, and the use of facemasks. Their office workers would participate in sporty hand-washing sessions and spray sneeze dabs. The organizations also believed that coronavirus memes are an effective and cheap teaching method.
Coronavirus jokes have helped us laugh together and helped us realize that we are the same. Unfortunately, the inclusivity of these jokes has also been the exclusivity for some people. Some jokes are derisive and mean. People who come up with some jokes make fun of the individuals who look different to make others laugh.
Because we always laugh with the people we belong to and laugh at those we exclude, being laughed at feels horrible. Actually, the ancient Greece rulers would better be disliked or feared instead of being ridiculed.