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

Luna Dawson

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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.

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.