It’s been seven years—sorry, seven months—since we compiled Bored Panda’s very first list of coronavirus jokes. At that time, it all seemed slightly surreal. The first COVID jokes and puns reflected reality and aimed at educating people. Soon, though, with the viral threat snowballing into one of the greatest public disasters of modern history, the absurdity level skyrocketed.

A new kind of comedy was born. COVID humor turned out to be as savage as the virus itself, and no meme, pun, or one-liner was out of the question. Throwing COVID jokes around became a new kind of weapon against the collective trauma and misery we live in.

And since we've rolled into the second wave of this viral turmoil and everyone is getting a little philosophical and sentimental, the COVID jokes are on fire just like they were the first day. Just better. They matured like a collectible wine, which will get us all the way through 2020. So, roll up your sleeves for this very gourmet compilation of the freshest COVID-19 humor. For dessert, check out more corona jokes here, here, here, and here.

#1

This Paper Sign At Our Local Sandwich Shop

This Paper Sign At Our Local Sandwich Shop

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually a good point, any choices you make have consequences.

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#2

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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Patti Brock
Community Member
1 month ago

Sad but true!

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#3

Protect Yourself, Protect Others!

Protect Yourself, Protect Others!

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
1 month ago

Not just Londoners but all British towns and cities. If the lights were seen from the air they made easy targets for the Luftwaffe. Even rural villages did it. Everywhere had men called Air patrol men who would sound a siren to warn people to black out their windows and stay in and the siren would sound again when it was safe. There were high penalties if you didn't comply.

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It’s not only you who noticed that corona jokes have become darker than they used to be at the start of the year. The fact that the pandemic has gotten way worse and it’s nowhere near the end has surely escalated the darker sense of humor.

In a recent interview with comedy writer Ariane Sherine, we talked about the effect the pandemic has had on our lives. The woman from London, United Kingdom told us that she, like many others, tries to limit the flow of corona-related news daily to limit the psychological pressure.

"I get my news in bite-sized chunks from Twitter. I read the news articles they recommend, but I never watch the television news as I find that a lot more emotive and distressing than written news," she said.

#4

Mask-Wearing

Mask-Wearing

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

Think there's any correlation between the people who wear masks incorrectly and the people who use contraceptives incorrectly?

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#5

Mask Stops Covid-19

Mask Stops Covid-19

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Mike Crow
Community Member
1 month ago

This could work.

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#6

“It’s Easy, Losers”

“It’s Easy, Losers”

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
1 month ago

18 days

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On the other hand, the sense of community we all share these days is stronger than ever before. “On the upside, there’s also a shared sense of camaraderie and getting through tough times together,” Ariane commented.

This sense of community is also key to corona humor, which has become a universal subgenre transgressing all social media platforms, cultures, and backgrounds. Memes, puns, and one-liners hit us hard in a similar way that the virus does. It’s not selective and speaks to everyone.

In every absurd corona joke, there’s a sense of empathy in the things we are all going through. And since the grounds of optimism seem to be depleting daily, there’s only one thing we can do. Sit back, relax, and poke fun at the world which hasn’t been so nice to us lately.

#7

Incompetent

Incompetent

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

This speaks to me lol

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#8

The Denver Broncos Have The Entire Town Of ‘South Park’ In The Stands For Today’s Nfl Game

The Denver Broncos Have The Entire Town Of ‘South Park’ In The Stands For Today’s Nfl Game

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this!

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#9

I Sure Hope That The Corona-Virus Doesn't Catch A Case Of Malignant Narcissism

I Sure Hope That The Corona-Virus Doesn't Catch A Case Of Malignant Narcissism

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

I ❤ George Takei.

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#10

When Trick Or Treaters Get Within 6 Feet Of My Door

When Trick Or Treaters Get Within 6 Feet Of My Door

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

😂😂😂 This should be first!

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#11

Working Hard

Working Hard

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Valentina Lattante
Community Member
1 month ago

well, it all started with a bat!

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#12

Yup, That Sounds About Right

Yup, That Sounds About Right

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karla Meixnerová
Community Member
1 month ago

5 km distance...

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#13

Macaulay Culkin's Face Mask

Macaulay Culkin's Face Mask

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha. 😂

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#14

It Doesn't Get Any Better Little One

It Doesn't Get Any Better Little One

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CLG
Community Member
1 month ago

I just love this photo so much.

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#15

I Wonder How Dense The Population Is?

I Wonder How Dense The Population Is?

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

😂 stealing this image. So true.

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#16

If I Cover My Eyes And Ears Long Enough, The Corona Virus Will Magically Disappear...

If I Cover My Eyes And Ears Long Enough, The Corona Virus Will Magically Disappear...

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Espi Bostos
Community Member
1 month ago

that hand tho...

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#17

Best Thing I Saw On Facebook Today....

Best Thing I Saw On Facebook Today....

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

It was a rubbish bin within the quarantine hotel no less - not out in public. They've changed the policy so the bins don't have lids and are no contact style. Gotta say I know some here are a bit tired of it all, but I'm proud of my country. The above mentioned outbreak was so small and caught and traced so quick that by the time it was in the news it was over. We just gotta hang in there - covid won't go away because we are tired of it

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#18

Not Wrong

Not Wrong

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Kel Gal
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this!

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#19

First Post

First Post

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

That's something I've wondered about in recent years...do you HAVE to be old to be a politician in America?

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#20

Panic, Courtney White, Digital, 2020

Panic, Courtney White, Digital, 2020

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

Bleach

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#21

Don't Be Afraid You Said?

Don't Be Afraid You Said?

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

If this is real, then he's an even bigger idiot than I thought. Getting THE best care in the world and then calling it not too bad is straight out idiotic. Or is he really so delusional that he thinks that every person in the US has access to this kind of healthcare.

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#22

100% Effective

100% Effective

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s really cool to see!

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#23

Corona

Corona

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

smart kid ( also I love the lamp in the background)

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#24

Zozo

Zozo

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

I read this as ZOZO originally

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#25

The Best Mask Guide

The Best Mask Guide

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Adorable doggo does what is good for everyone. 🐶

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#26

That's 100% Truth

That's 100% Truth

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Dalton Dickerhoof
Community Member
1 month ago

Same here, kid. Same.

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#27

Corona Joke

Corona Joke

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Assuming December isn't going to be even worse :P

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#28

Heroes Of The Reich, Casually Keeping Corona At Bay

Heroes Of The Reich, Casually Keeping Corona At Bay

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Good seagull. 🐦

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#29

Detector Goes Shhhhh

Detector Goes Shhhhh

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Tr*mp: “I let 200k+ Americans die to avoid causing panic” Me, a constituent of Jacinda Ardern, who did what Dr Bloomfield et al said and then made a video online to address our panic because IT’S NOT AN EITHER-OR THING: *I can’t quite describe the facial expression I made*

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#30

The Four Covid-Personality Types

The Four Covid-Personality Types

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Phil Vaive
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd honestly rather see someone without a mask than someone who just has it down on their chin. Like if you're gonna be an asshat about it, at least go all the way.

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#31

Nah, Santa Died From Covid

Nah, Santa Died From Covid

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Things WILL get better Rudolph, I promise

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#32

Case Solved

Case Solved

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, she spelled Karen wrong in her profile

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#33

Corona

Corona

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes!

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#34

Coming To A Store Near You Very Soon

Coming To A Store Near You Very Soon

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I need some masked figures so they can be examples to others. 😂

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#35

Cursed Photo

Cursed Photo

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David K
Community Member
1 month ago

2019...please come back, I know I told you to go to hell, but you know I never meant to...friends now?

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#36

Oh Crap..

Oh Crap..

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh s**t.

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#37

One Of The Only Times Where Deadpool Is A Role Model

One Of The Only Times Where Deadpool Is A Role Model

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Max Schlimgen
Community Member
1 month ago

One of the ONLY times?

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#38

Its True...

Its True...

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this place?

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#39

A Picture Of My Brother In P.e Class Today

A Picture Of My Brother In P.e Class Today

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Liset Rietman
Community Member
1 month ago

i cant stop laughing at this picture lol

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#40

We Didn't Make It To The Moon Choosing The Easy Way Out

We Didn't Make It To The Moon Choosing The Easy Way Out

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Hubertus Touché
Community Member
1 month ago

But... but... the whole moon landing was staged, no? And this was done in order to hide the fact the earth is actually flat and it now conveniently proves corona is a hoax. Oh and next to all this Santa is real, so is the easter Bunny and the current president of the USA is a sweet and lovely guy! *takes another Xanax... or 2... :-s

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#41

Where Can I Get A Purse

Where Can I Get A Purse

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

It isn't "gay" to carry a purse. I get the point she is making, but implying that purses make someone gay is a weird leap.

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#42

Berlin Gives Middle Finger To Anti-Maskers In Tourism Ad

Berlin Gives Middle Finger To Anti-Maskers In Tourism Ad

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Jo
Community Member
1 month ago

The officials in Berlin are going bananas about this. I think it's good!

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#43

Mistakes Were Made.

Mistakes Were Made.

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H Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the edit

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#44

Some People Don’t Learn

Some People Don’t Learn

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InstantRamenGuy
Community Member
1 month ago

Then, weeks later, they come back saying that the hospital they were in was an illusion made by the government.

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#45

Alex Jones On Covid-19

Alex Jones On Covid-19

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Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

This went from 0 to a 100 real quick 🤔

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#46

Covid Is Covid

Covid Is Covid

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Dalton Dickerhoof
Community Member
1 month ago

The irony

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#47

He Did It Boys, Covid Is No More

He Did It Boys, Covid Is No More

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Daniela Berg
Community Member
1 month ago

I have to ask... Did he really say that?

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#48

Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

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David K
Community Member
1 month ago

Every work e-mail starting with: Dear, I hope you are still alive...

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#49

Pandemic Time

Pandemic Time

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CLG
Community Member
1 month ago

Think they got the second headline wrong there.

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#50

2020 Has Been Wild

2020 Has Been Wild

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait its Halloween already??

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