The coronavirus is still spreading around the world. As are all the jokes surrounding it. Humor has turned out to be essential during these difficult times. Shared laughter has been giving us strength in adversity, helping us feel a little bit more in control when the future looks so heckin' uncertain. Most importantly, the jokes and memes about the pandemic bring us together and help us to feel connected, from one isolation pod to another.
So, Bored Panda continues to collect the funniest gags about the Coronapocalypse from around the Internet so that you have at least some sense of comfort in this tiring fight against our common microscopic enemy. Continue scrolling and enjoy our list, and if you finish it wanting more, check out our earlier posts on the topic here, here, and here.
Jokes aside, there are some good coronavirus-related news stories and lately, the thing everyone's talking about is the Oxford vaccine. The BBC reported that data from early-stage human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has positive results. It appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 patients showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight the coronavirus. It is, however, still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger trials are underway.
The vaccine, which is called by a name that could very well be a gamer's nickname, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, isn't the only one that's providing us hope. The New York Times reports that researchers around the world are developing more than 160 vaccines against the coronavirus, and 26 vaccines are already undergoing human trials. Typically, vaccines require years of painstaking research and testing before reaching the public, but scientists are racing to produce a safe and effective vaccine by next year.
Until then, we'll have to make do with jokes and memes.