The coronavirus pandemic is still working its way around the world but loads of countries are loosening lockdown regulations, so we’re stuck in a weird and confusing situation (we blame 2020). In times like these, a dose of good humor is great for recharging your batteries—laughter helps us see the positives in tough situations like the one we’re in now.

We want to keep your spirits up and to boost your mood this week, so Bored Panda has collected the freshest and funniest coronavirus jokes. Scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments which jokes you loved the most and why. We’re huge fans of the corona jokes that people made during the quarantine, so be sure to check our previous posts here, here, and here. Now that’s a lot of jokes!

There are 3 camps of people when you ask whether it’s okay to make coronavirus jokes. There are those who think that comedy is incredibly important during difficult times. There are those who think that we shouldn’t joke about sensitive topics. Lastly, there are those in the middle who believe that humor has a place during the pandemic but that we shouldn’t overstep our bounds. But what do comedy professionals and experts have to say about this? Scroll down for Bored Panda's interview with comedy writer and comedian Ariane Sherine.

#1

*boom*

*boom*

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Steve Barnett
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2 months ago

"Much very good information"? All those Nigerian Prince's emails had better English.

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#2

Or Who Think Mild Inconvenience Is Same As Suffering

Or Who Think Mild Inconvenience Is Same As Suffering

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MsM
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2 months ago

NAILED it!

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#3

That Analogy Is Perfect

That Analogy Is Perfect

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Touche

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"I think it’s essential to joke about coronavirus because humor is a release mechanism to help us cope during dark times," Ariane told Bored Panda.

"Shared humor also helps us bond with one another. Lockdown would be very gloomy indeed if we couldn’t laugh about our predicament!" she added.

Ariane also told us that her go-to funny movie during the lockdown is 13 Going on 30 (released in 2004 and starring Jennifer Garner). "It’s really heartwarming and the Thriller scene is hilarious. It always lifts my spirits when I’m feeling low," the comedy writer said.

#4

Still Waits

Still Waits

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kasa alex
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2 months ago

This is ridiculously cute

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#5

Literally Just This One Thing

Literally Just This One Thing

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 months ago

It makes me mad because it's so simple.

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#6

Why We Get So Mad About Antivaxxers And Corona Conspiracy-Theorists

Why We Get So Mad About Antivaxxers And Corona Conspiracy-Theorists

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Vorknkx
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2 months ago

True. It's quite painful to invest so much time and effort into something, only to have it rejected for no logical reason by a random stranger who barely finished high school...

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Meanwhile, according to Dr. Peter McGraw who heads the University of Colorado Boulder’s Humor Research Lab, if we’re constantly plugged into the newsfeed and frantically search for the latest breaking news about the virus, this just increases the scariness of the pandemic.

“A bit of comedy—whether it be through your Instagram feed, through a Netflix comedy special, or calling up your friend who's pretty good at making jokes in the face of tragedy—is not only a good way to distract yourself from what's going on, but it's also a good way to delight yourself,” Dr. McGraw said. So we shouldn’t feel guilty for laughing. After all, the alternative is to be in a constant state of low-key panic. And that’s not helping anybody: not your family, not your friends, and least of all you.

McGraw stressed that social media “is a mess” during the lockdown, so it’s best to unplug and unwind. Preferably, with a bunch of funny movies, comedy stand-up shows, and books that make you chuckle. “Take a little bit of a break. You certainly deserve it."

#7

Found At A Park In Brooklyn, NYC

Found At A Park In Brooklyn, NYC

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Ilir Ajdini
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2 months ago

I wonder why anyone wouldn't like Jim Carrey? He was very good as "The Mask"

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#8

Five Minutes

Five Minutes

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Ilir Ajdini
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahaaaa This is good, must say

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#9

Truth About Introverts

Truth About Introverts

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Orillion
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2 months ago

What about introverts who live alone?

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#10

No Mask, No Service.

No Mask, No Service.

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Niamh McVeigh
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2 months ago

Wait, so this guy is asking to see a medical professional, whilst totally disregarding the advice of medical professionals? I am so very confused.

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#11

2020

2020

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Ilir Ajdini
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2 months ago

So true!

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#12

Makes Sense

Makes Sense

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 months ago

Ok but fun fact, panda's have one of the strongest jaws in the animal kingdom! Also they are the cutest in the animal kingdom!

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#13

Why Haven't The Priests And Pastors Of America Saved Us Yet? God Is Supposedly "Powerful "

Why Haven't The Priests And Pastors Of America Saved Us Yet? God Is Supposedly "Powerful "

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago (edited)

Also why didn’t psychics step in before this pandemic actually became a pandemic or where to find missing people etc. Wait I know why, because it is all a load of hogwash.

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#14

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

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Ilir Ajdini
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol

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#15

People Are Like

People Are Like

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 months ago

They used to WHAT?

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#16

I Thought This Was A Free Country

I Thought This Was A Free Country

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

Just take the lane on the opposite site of the street for change. Choose freedom!!! Rules are for sheeple!

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#17

Just Sayin'

Just Sayin'

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Hisseefit
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2 months ago

Technically it never opened. Just saying.

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#18

More Salty Than The Great Salt Lake

More Salty Than The Great Salt Lake

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Nadine
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a paper mask. People act like it's leg irons.

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#19

Not Very Flattering

Not Very Flattering

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh yes! I do hope we get several murder plots, that will be interesting.

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#20

Nah, Whole Planet's Countries, Media, Scientists, Citizens Had A Meeting And Decided To Troll America

Nah, Whole Planet's Countries, Media, Scientists, Citizens Had A Meeting And Decided To Troll America

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Why does it always have to be about America??

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#21

Ghost Stories For Cats

Ghost Stories For Cats

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Karin
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2 months ago

"How you gonna knock things off the counter now, HUH fur face?"

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#22

What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

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Demi Zwaan
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2 months ago

We could get some fighter planes to fly over. Best we can do.

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#23

My Bad

My Bad

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Stevie B
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2 months ago

Yup, and then my smoothie turned into a piña colada. So weird!

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#24

I Can't Take Fallout Seriously Anymore

I Can't Take Fallout Seriously Anymore

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Animal lover❤
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2 months ago

Gosh darn you! It's ruined now

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#25

Makes Sense

Makes Sense

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Henry C Myers
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2 months ago

i now get why my dogs want to go on a walk. constantly.

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#26

I Demand To Speak To The County's Manager

I Demand To Speak To The County's Manager

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TheHerplover
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2 months ago

I'd pay to see that movie SPACE KAREN: "on a quest to see all the managers in the universe"

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#27

Lunch In Locker

Lunch In Locker

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Evelína Zlá
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2 months ago

Don´t you worry. I think it already left on its own...

ThatGuv
Community Member
2 months ago

I heard that after finishing its middle school education, it is now in the running for president...

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Flisey
Community Member
2 months ago

Which will turn into 1st prize at the science fair

R L
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe it's recreated itself into something that'll cure COVID.

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
2 months ago

Penicillin 2.0

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh now that is going to smell like absolute hell.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh crap

DC
Community Member
2 months ago

When the mold on the original mold has died because it is covered in mold ... then you should really start worrying.

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Just think about the stuff growing in breakroom refrigerators. Maybe someone has unknowingly grown a coronavirus cure.

AJu
Community Member
2 months ago

It has probably eaten itself by now

zims
Community Member
2 months ago

I got laid off at the end of March, my lunch is still in the fridge at work

Iggy
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2 months ago

I think the fridge is now where the being that evolved from your lunch calls home...

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Kateřina Lužná
Community Member
2 months ago

I think it already started its own religion.

Andrew Yarke
Community Member
2 months ago

OOF, wouldn't want to be the janitor who has to clean that out.

Xandra, The Little Hufflepuff
Community Member
2 months ago

It is self isolating

Beeps
Community Member
2 months ago

All of your left behind lunches are probably faring much better than my poor office plants.

D Murphy
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahaha!

M Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

And the upside is, at some point, they will have kids come in and gather their belongings. Should be a fun day!

Lynn Morello
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe the Penicillin growing there might be the answer to COVID-19 Vaccine. You never know.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

The cat hiding in the locker room ate it.

Kristin West
Community Member
2 months ago

Could be the winner of next years science project!

Lisa Bateman
Community Member
2 months ago

By now it will have evolved language, religion and culture. The culture may be lethal though.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I'm sure the janitor and teachers must have found it by the third day when they cleaned out the lockers, but oh poor baby. They probably found other things in kids lockers that will or will not be addressed by authorities.

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
2 months ago

The janitor ate it before he died.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 months ago

Probably mutated a few times, squelched out of the locker, mutated a few times more and now has the run of the school, which it thinks is the whole world and it has become God Emperor.

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 months ago

It is petrified by now...

Alejandro Romero
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't worry, there will be a lovely (but a bit stinky) mold and mushroom garden by now.

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG! The latest pandemic pathogen is evolving in there, even as we speak!

CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm sure it's been noticed by now.

Miroslava Sotakova
Community Member
2 months ago

My kid forgot his lunchbox at school the last day it was open. It is still there.

Teresa Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope it's tunafish!!

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 months ago

It's now ants and other insects in her locker

Karin
Community Member
2 months ago

OH lets hope they sanitized the school.

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#28

Watching My Eyes Move

Watching My Eyes Move

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 months ago

I'm afraid I'll look weird

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#29

God Ain't Got Nothing To Do With It

God Ain't Got Nothing To Do With It

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel for those kids having parents teaching them crap like that.

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#30

Right?!

Right?!

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Jon S.
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2 months ago

Truth

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#31

Ouch!

Ouch!

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

that's gonna hurt in the morning

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#32

Another Episode

Another Episode

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Henry C Myers
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2 months ago

lol murder hornets!

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#33

Blursed Baptism

Blursed Baptism

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 months ago

i don't know if this is how jesus christ envisioned baptisms in the future but I will say it adds a certain level of entertainment

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#34

My Project

My Project

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Ilir Ajdini
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2 months ago

Yessss! You did it!

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#35

Yeah

Yeah

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Ruth Mayfly
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2 months ago

We all need to stop buying so much from Amazon. They have behaved disgracefully towards their worker during this pandemic.

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#36

I Miss Mu Son Attending Pre-School

I Miss Mu Son Attending Pre-School

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Elle Malkamäki
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2 months ago

I’m Bella’s mum. 8 weeks stuck in doors with Bella and my ears are bleeding.

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#37

Educashan

Educashan

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Karin
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2 months ago

Happens when a 5 year old is in control of the government

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#38

Well It Is North Dakota...

Well It Is North Dakota...

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 months ago

WHAT IS THE POINT THEN

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#39

Aa 2021

Aa 2021

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Lynsey Mooney
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2 months ago

As a recovering alcoholic 16 years I worry for members who can't go to meetings, I wonder how many have gone back drinking I know two have 😖

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#40

Wave

Wave

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TheHerplover
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2 months ago

Because the other option is to say "SEE YAH FUCKERS" under your breath and the mic amplifies the sound so everyone hears

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#41

Living Off The Grid First Harvest, Planted My Tomato Plant On The First Day Of Lockdown.

Living Off The Grid First Harvest, Planted My Tomato Plant On The First Day Of Lockdown.

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 months ago

Savor it!

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#42

Don't Be A Covidiot

Don't Be A Covidiot

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Emily
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2 months ago

Let me just push the straw that goes in my mouth through a dirty mask hole. Good plan!

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#43

Cooking Is Overrated

Cooking Is Overrated

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 months ago

The motivational phase wore off :(

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#44

Accurate

Accurate

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Jon S.
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2 months ago

I'm working from home right now...as I type this...on this totally work related site....

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#45

Not Much Has Changed

Not Much Has Changed

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Steve Barnett
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2 months ago

Large Corporations will now see how much money they will be able to save from not renting office space. It will happen.

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