The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, but some Americans are already demanding that the country be “reopened” so that everyone can get on with their lives. However, there are plenty of people out there who think it’s too soon to reopen and they’re making jokes online and poking fun at this idea and the protesters who support it.

Bored Panda has created this list of the very best coronavirus reopening jokes for you to enjoy, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments if you agree with them.

The truth is, whether or not the US should reopen is a very complicated issue. On the one hand, reopening too soon or too recklessly can create a second wave of the coronavirus, leading to countless deaths. On the other hand, millions of Americans are suffering from the effects of the lockdown and the number of unemployed grows each day. Bored Panda reached out to financial expert Sam Dogen, creator of the Financial Samurai website, to hear his opinion about the current economic situation in America and what we can expect in the months to come. Scroll down for the full interview.

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If Only There Was A Way Being Out Of Work For A Few Months Wouldn't Mean Starving.....

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5 months ago

If I could upvote something more than once, or plaster to my face, it would be this.

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Toni Leggatt
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5 months ago

BRILLIANT!?!?? X

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Freya the Wanderer
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5 months ago

Well said, Mr. Mariotti!

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Politics aside, the US is dealing with not just a public health crisis but also with an economic one: more than 26.4 million Americans have filed jobless claims since the middle of March. That’s 15 percent of the workforce!

"If we estimate an average of 3 million Americans file for unemployment a week for the duration of the lockdown, if the lockdown lasts until July 3, we will have close to 60 million Americans unemployed by then. 60 million would be roughly a 38% unemployment rate as there were about 160 million working Americans before the pandemic began. Luckily, all states provide very generous unemployment benefits now, with some unemployment benefits exceeding 5,000 dollars a month per person!" Sam explained what we could expect if the lockdown continues for several more months.

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Mark
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5 months ago

They don't know the difference,THAT is the problem!

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i Just Don't Get It Sometimes. . . Like Are These People Here For Entertainment Or Do They Really Believe The Nonsense They Be Spittin'???? #quarantine #quarantineprotest #covidprotest #covid #covidsucks #coronavirus #stayencouraged

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JeffC
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5 months ago (edited)

FLU KLUX CLAN LMAO

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MsM
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5 months ago

As a Pennsylvanian, I feel deeply embarrassed by this fool.

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"We currently face a difficult balance between saving the economy or saving our lives. It's survival of the richest as the politicians who decide our fate all still get paid during the crisis. Many are also very wealthy," Sam said. "If a total lockdown lasts past June 15, I think the S&P 500 hits all-time lows and it will take years to recover, not months."

He continued: "If the lockdown starts easing before June 15, with parts of the economy opening up due to better testing and a significant flattening of the curve, I think the economy and the stock market can recover 70%-80% of its losses within six months. I'm personally betting on a gradual opening up of the economy before June 15 and am looking for any real estate bargains to be had before then."

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Max
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5 months ago

From a fellow Canadian, that's accurate... just missing the "hey" at the end of the sentence ;-)

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#8

And Idiots Will Show Up

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Mark
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5 months ago (edited)

Yeah, who would have thought that common sense would lose out.......

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Men that dedice over women's bodies do not suffer the consequences.

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Economists are warning that the world is facing the biggest economic slowdown since the Great Depression and the International Monetary Fund expects the US economy to contract nearly 6 percent this year. While the Pew Research Center estimates that coronavirus-related job losses and pay cuts have hit roughly 43 percent of American households.

The government sent out 1,200 dollar stimulus checks to citizens as part of a 2 trillion dollar relief plan. But some Americans believe this is a stop-gap measure that will only temporarily keep people afloat.

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Max
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5 months ago

Isn't she Canadian and looks like Alanis Morissette ?

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Mark
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5 months ago

Send everyone who wants to reopen to the front lines as it were to give all the essential workers a break, see how long they last before they start complaining about their rights being abused!

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Freya the Wanderer
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5 months ago

If I had the resources I'd print a bunch of these and hand them out at an anti-quarantine protest.

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Meanwhile, some people participated in protests around the country and demanded that politicians reopen the economy. President Donald Trump showed his support for these protesters, but other politicians are divided about what to do. Some have signaled their support for the President and the protesters; others warn that it’s too soon to reopen. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that his state would extend the quarantine until May 15.

"We still have to make sure we keep that beast under control as we all get very eager to get on with life and move on. This is only halftime in this entire situation," Cuomo said.

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Stolen From The Iron Snowflake Whatever That Is But It's Pretty Accurate

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Emperor Kitten
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5 months ago

Most of the US is watching with just as much horror

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#14

Denver Nurses Block Lockdown Protestors From Moving Closer To Their Hospital.

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Monika Soffronow
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5 months ago

They have my full respect

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Magpie
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5 months ago

I heard an Australian health expert say this ! ... if i can find when and who again i will let you all know.

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

It's not about lives, it's about LIBERTY. Everyone should be free to spread the virus to their heart's consent. /S

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Mark
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5 months ago

I'm gonna get my gun and shoot that dam tornado!

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MsM
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5 months ago

WHOA

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Monika Soffronow
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5 months ago

A few Americans, either brainwashed, empty-headed, or willfully ignorant. They do not represent Most Americans. Please vote!

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Jovita A
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5 months ago

No, it's not, because in this case they not only harm themselves but put others in danger too...

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#21

I Don’t Like It, Must Be Communism

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Magpie
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5 months ago

Slowly scrolling down. and down. and spluttering and coughing and laughing so hard.

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#22

Uh Huh

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Monika Soffronow
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5 months ago

Yes, sudden stroke, weird sticky blood clots in the lungs, and other weird shit, and I am also quite worried that the people who "have gotten well" will find lingering effects that are as of now still completely unknown to us.

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Bridget
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5 months ago

In the words of Lizzo herself "Truth Hurts!"

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Oh no, it's all coming down together.

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Paul K. Johnson
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5 months ago

Someone gave me one that her mother made with sugar skull patterned fabric which is definitely NOT my style. I happily wore it for several shifts.

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MsM
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5 months ago

Now the theme from "Jaws" is stuck in my head.

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MsM
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5 months ago

I read that in his voice. And then I laughed out loud.

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Juririn
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5 months ago

Kinda like a zombie movie scene🤔

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#29

Let’s Reopen The Country

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Stannous Flouride
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5 months ago

Captain Trump of the RMS Titanic: There isn't any iceberg. There was an iceberg but it's in a totally different ocean. The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon. There is an iceberg but we didn't hit the iceberg. I saw there was an iceberg long before anyone was talking about the iceberg. We hit the iceberg, but the damage will be repaired very shortly. The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg. We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats. Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them. We don't have any lifeboats, we're not lifeboat distributors. Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats. I really don't think we need that many lifeboats. We have lifeboats and they're supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passengers' lifeboats. The lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain of this ship. Nobody could have foreseen an iceberg. By Roman Kai

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#30

It's Like That Y'all.

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MsM
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5 months ago

Ugh, that worm's worm-tongue really creeped me out when I saw this episode. D-:

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