The very premise of this article might sound ridiculous. After all, what could possibly be funny about a global pandemic that has altered our everyday lives, shutting down entire countries, and redefining the very notion of human interaction? In times of crisis, however, when we're scared, don’t know what the hell is going on or when will it all end, comedy seems to be one of the best coping mechanisms and laughter is the best medicine.

So, as the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, let's try and find a sense of reprieve in these dire circumstances, shall we? Bored Panda has collected another series of viral memes, best jokes, and just about everything else that pokes fun at the difficult situation we're currently in.

To check out more funny jokes about coronavirus, fire up our previous posts: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.

#1

Dr. Anthony Fauci Unveils A Mask That Could Save Millions Of Lives

Dr. Anthony Fauci Unveils A Mask That Could Save Millions Of Lives

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

Now let’s see all the duct tape flying off the shelves, thanks for that.

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Peter McGraw, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and director of the Humor Research Lab, said he and colleagues have established is that humor can emerge from benign moral violations. These are threats to worldviews that still manage to come off as harmless.

“The things that are bad in our life can also be good fodder for comedy,” McGraw told Inverse. “The act of making cool jokes is about transforming these violations and transforming them into something that is laugh-worthy. It allows us the opportunity to see situations differently.”

#2

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

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Firework
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1 year ago

As soon as coronavirus was announced, I thought this.

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The second benefit, according to the expert, is that it's easier being positive when laughing at a good joke. Studies show that when we hear a joke that resonates with our sense of humor, our brain likes it. As soon as the punch line hits, our brain’s reward system lights up and releases “feel good” neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins.

What allows us to find certain serious topics funny is psychological distance, and this is mediated by four dimensions: spatial, temporal, social, and mental. McGraw said that psychological distance is what psychologists call a moderator — it can either turn up or turn down an effect.

“Things that seem absurd are immediately encoded as unreal — even if it’s actually something that is real,” McGraw explained. “That can help enhance the likelihood that it’s seen as amusing.”

#3

Please! Thanks In Advance

Please! Thanks In Advance

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

Lol

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A group of researchers also demonstrated that humor can both prevent negative emotions and cure them. In their experiment, participants watched a video of a stand-up routine and a compilation of graphic fatality scenes. When people watched the stand-up before the scary video, it made the fatalities feel less stressful. Meanwhile, when they watched the stand-up afterward, the clip reduced some of the anxiety caused by the first video.

#4

True Dat

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

Harsh but true.

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#5

Fun Facts!

Fun Facts!

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

Yeah, why is that?

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#6

Caring About The Important Things

Caring About The Important Things

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Tai Dallen
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1 year ago

More wine!

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#7

They Are Doing Us Some Big Time Favour

They Are Doing Us Some Big Time Favour

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Ninja Kitty
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1 year ago

Yes! Praise the janitors!

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#8

My Bad

My Bad

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago (edited)

How dare you, now we all have to suffer.

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#9

Coronavirus Goverment Briefings

Coronavirus Goverment Briefings

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mph seti
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1 year ago

I hope Trump and his whole crew of sycophants and enablers get sick. That goes doubly for Mitch.

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#10

You Know They Are...

You Know They Are...

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Tai Dallen
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1 year ago

What if they're already zombies though

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#11

Immortal

Immortal

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Firework
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1 year ago

Lmao yes

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#12

Treasure

Treasure

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Tai Dallen
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1 year ago (edited)

Does your sister want another sibling?

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#13

Introverts

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

They never checked on me. I hope they go insane.

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#14

Blunt

Blunt

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JessG
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1 year ago

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Haven't heard anything from him in years anyway

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#15

Hero

Hero

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Kelly Horrigan
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1 year ago

LOL my introver talents are finally being praised!

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#16

Guilty

Guilty

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Sam Kunz
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1 year ago

LITERALLY my mother also. She watched "On becoming a God in Florida" and every hour asking me how much longer this movie was.

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#17

Why Tho

Why Tho

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CherryCola♥
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1 year ago

omg this is s trueeee!!!!!!

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#18

Isolation

Isolation

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Charlotte
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1 year ago

Who else is singing it? "...I am a rec-tan-gle"

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#19

How To Be An Alpha Male In 2020

How To Be An Alpha Male In 2020

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

Lol

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#20

Day 8

Day 8

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

I am only on day 4 of isolation and my eyes are playing tricks on me too.

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#21

Paging Dr. Gunter To The Burn Unit

Paging Dr. Gunter To The Burn Unit

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago (edited)

Hahaha, coz she knows it’s all bullshit.

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#22

This Situation Is Bringing Out The Best In Us

This Situation Is Bringing Out The Best In Us

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Orillion
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1 year ago

This. Is. AMAZING.

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#23

This Is Her Third Time Going Out For A Walk

This Is Her Third Time Going Out For A Walk

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Hannah Boning
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1 year ago

OMG LOL

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#24

Shocked! Shocked!

Shocked! Shocked!

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JessG
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1 year ago

He's protected by the orange shield

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#25

Andy Is The Awesome

Andy Is The Awesome

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Juniper
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1 year ago

Uhm...does he deliver to Europe as well?

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#26

We Won't Expect It

We Won't Expect It

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JessG
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1 year ago

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It's "Nobody EXPECTS the Spanish Inquisition"

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#27

Creepy Times

Creepy Times

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

Such a lonely day, and it’s mine. It’s the most lonliest day of my liiiife. 🎼🎼

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#28

It's True Tho

It's True Tho

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Tai Dallen
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1 year ago

accurate

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#29

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

I know right.

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#30

Wear A Mask And May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Wear A Mask And May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

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Lily Rogers
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1 year ago

YES

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#31

That Was Fast

That Was Fast

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Jim Kang
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1 year ago

I wish someone would invent a word other than socialism. The right become so aggravated when hearing the word, regardless of the context, or benefits people may derive from it.

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#32

Mario Is Displeased

Mario Is Displeased

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SilverFoX
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1 year ago

Yass. So true.

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#33

Do Not Forget The Indoor Pool

Do Not Forget The Indoor Pool

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Tai Dallen
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1 year ago

And the gym... game room... giant yard...

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#34

Dutch Weather During Covid-19

Dutch Weather During Covid-19

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Tai Dallen
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1 year ago

What's this sun that you speak of...

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#35

Lol

Lol

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Stimpy
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1 year ago

bring her a bootle of corona to wash it down and film that

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#36

Finally

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Stimpy
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1 year ago

oooooh, I missed them

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#37

People In Jeans

People In Jeans

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago

Trying to act tough whilst crying on the inside.

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#38

Hope You Guys Get Though These Tough Times

Hope You Guys Get Though These Tough Times

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

Sadly true... many businesses will fail, even established ones.

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#39

How Do You Guys Find Funny Titles?

How Do You Guys Find Funny Titles?

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Foxxy (The original)
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1 year ago (edited)

Just be grateful it wasn’t a positive pregnancy test lol.

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#40

Trust No One

Trust No One

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JessG
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1 year ago

Sadly, me

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