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Memes Are Spreading Just as Fast as the Virus and Here’s Why They’re Important

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4 months ago

As coronavirus continues to spread, people turn to the internet for some levity. Between the current tests occurring, the business and school closures, we tend to need a bit of a distraction from all the chaos. And for many, the solutions are memes and videos.

Simply searching for the virus on social media platforms yields thousands of memes seeking the humor.

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Me and the homies during quarantine 😷 (Inspired by): @juliengranel

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Not only do the memes entertain people, but they sort of inform people of the severity of the situation in a light way without causing too much disorder. Some may agree but being able to balance between pop culture, urgency, and humor together is a thoughtful and gentle way to help those elder and younger reflect on the situation.