At first, coronavirus memes helped us stay safe. Now they’re helping us survive quarantine.
Humor is a coping mechanism and an important part of both mental and physical health and we need it now more than ever.
Unfortunately, we are still very much in the middle of the limitlessly grueling pandemic era, which now features a new variant by the name of Omicron. And thanks to the high amount of shared letters between the two names, the emergence of Omicron has also inadvertently caused an uptick in commentary of the Omarion variety.
What’s made you laugh during these strange times? Do you scour the Internet for relief from your troubles? What has brightened your days during quarantine? Is it even ok to laugh now?
On the lighter side of things, research suggests that the use of humor has proven to be a helpful way to stay afloat amid difficult times. First responders, the law enforcement officials, funeral industry employees, military and medical personnel, and so on have long employed humor to buffer the stress from the dark side of life inherent in their jobs.
Despite the fear and uncertainty that many businesses, artists, companies, designers (you get the point… basically everyone) are experiencing right now due to coronavirus, we’ve been spotting some that are bringing light to the situation.
Funny memes may help people cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, making viewers feel calmer and more content, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Bored Panda has collected the hottest series of viral memes, puns, quips, observations, and wisdom bites into this one batch of an immune booster. Yep, it’s true! Laughter is said to increase immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, meaning you may become more resistant to the virus after reading this
Thankfully, COVID-19 has not completely shut down the world of music, for the age of social distancing is also the age of social media. Professional and amateur musicians around the globe have turned to what Tarr, Launay, and Dunbar identify as one of music's primary functions, namely "its capacity to create and strengthen social bonds.
Humor was one of the most frequent and widely used strategies in an attempt to keep perspective, deal with the seriousness of the situation and make the day-to-day more bearable. Humor is cultural: it varies from one country to the next and is part of the idiosyncrasies of a culture. It is deemed a particularly important feature of the Spanish personality.
The unusual government public-awareness campaign, sponsored by the World Health Organization, aims to promote vaccination against the backdrop of rampant disinformation and vaccine skepticism, which is common across Eastern Europe.
Officials hope that humor and pop will make more people decide to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
A former ballerina, Maya Adam, MD, learned some valuable lessons on the stage that she is now applying in the global fight against COVID-19. She's incorporated those lessons into her six wildly popular videos that use music, animation and a bit of humor to entertain and enlighten audiences about the dreaded disease.