Everyone’s Gone Nuts From Isolation, But The Memes Are Amazing
"Day seven of quarantine....... has anyone else noticed the Duolingo owl is kinda thicc?"
While hospitals try to get COVID-19 coronavirus under control, government bodies have suggested social distancing to flatten the curve.
Between February and March, the number of global confirmed coronavirus cases doubled. So in an attempt to control the rate of infection, a collective effort to social distance and self-isolate has been implemented in a number of countries.
In China, the heavy duty lockdown of its citizens has proved to be an effective method. Through their extend period of quarantine, China has just reported it’s first day of no new domestic COVID-19 cases. Proof that quarantine can be an effective preventative method, other countries have now followed suit.
Italian citizens are under a similar lockdown, and Australians and Americans have been urged to stay home where possible. While Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggests a ban on groups larger than 100, President Donald Trump believes groups larger than 10 pose a significant risk.
But beyond government officials pleading for self-isolation, even healthcare workers are imploring people to stay home to reduce the spread of the virus. In response, people have begun social distancing and self-isolating at home to protect themselves, and others, from COVID-19.
As a result, people are going pretty stir-crazy being locked up in their homes without any socialising. So naturally, reporting about your activities as each quarantine day passes has become a huge meme.
me in 1 week watching a scrap of plastic blow across the street pic.twitter.com/ZvXlCIQbzy
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) March 17, 2020
One of the biggest topics people are tweeting about is food, of course. Given the current scenes at supermarkets as hoarders stockpile groceries, eating all of your two-week stash of quarantine snacks in a day has become a running joke.
Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) March 12, 2020
Me eating all of my quarantine groceries in the first night pic.twitter.com/cMwsb9JFzu
— miss william eyelash (@curlyyonce) March 13, 2020
Day 1 of quarantine: I'm going to take this as an opportunity to improve my health
Day 2 of quarantine: Due to personal reasons, I am eating a lasagna in my shower
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) March 18, 2020
me in my room eating all my quarantine snacks that should last a month in 2 days pic.twitter.com/S50MwmIHxl
— ¿alex? (@hoemoticon) March 14, 2020
For those that live with family, staying at home has also brought about new challenges. As a result of having to share space, food and time together, people are noticing that perhaps they don’t really have much in common with their family other than their DNA.
But at least trying to navigating all being home at once with nothing but each other has made for some pretty good banter.
— simmy 🌺 (@ssaini_27) March 19, 2020
Day 5 of quarantine with your family: pic.twitter.com/ibDF9x6Fjh
— JeZeus⚡️ (@j_mendoza___) March 16, 2020
*Day 5 of being quarantined*
Me and my family:
— Cent THEE Stallion ✨ (@LegsslikeWhoa) March 17, 2020
My family in Quarantine together realising we have nothing in common pic.twitter.com/lOS2HCs3Yy
— Corono she better don’t (@Spilling_The_T) March 16, 2020
For sports fans, they’ve had to create new streams of entertainment, as well-loved sports seasons have either been postponed or entirely cancelled. This also includes those sports fans who found joy in betting on these very same sports, who have since had to find alternate joys in life.
Day 3 Without Sports: I have fully convinced myself that marble racing is the sport of the future pic.twitter.com/ofttKuSQsF
— Kevin Edwards (@keddie44) March 14, 2020
Day 3 without sports: pic.twitter.com/9KEUFIT7es
— Mamba Mentality 🇬🇭 (@EyelessSilas) March 14, 2020
With restricted access to the outside world and the whole sharing bodily fluids idea not being the best in the current climate, people are also, understandably, just so incredibly horny.
From having their own quarantine-safe at-home strip club nights to seeing inanimate objects in a new light, the horniness of those in self-isolation simply can’t be contained.
day 8 of quarantine: the ceiling is gonna make me act up pic.twitter.com/Aojh933Qcn
— michael (@sadboimikey) March 19, 2020
Day 3 of quarantine pic.twitter.com/IJj6z7UnmQ
— single mom (@chocoo_moco) March 19, 2020
day 7 of quarantine has anyone else noticed the duolingo owl is kinda thicc
— logan (@brainwxrms) March 18, 2020
day 4 of quarantine….. bout to risk it all pic.twitter.com/67dpiqte1g
— big mood (@workinclassbird) March 19, 2020
But above all, people are using the “Day __ in quarantine” meme to show off the new skills they’ve learned during their boredom stuck at home.
Quarantine can be a pretty lonely place, but these memes are an easy way to make it fun and a little easier to cope with. Plus, they’re all just so damn funny.
Quarantine day 6. pic.twitter.com/er652Oy3Ki
— jamie (@gnuman1979) March 16, 2020
day 3 of quarantine: start writing my essay pic.twitter.com/8JnRtBvoLO
— umam (@hotmanpairs) March 17, 2020
day 21 in quarantine: pic.twitter.com/3HnTB4Fl6S
— Mark (@mxrkanthonyy) March 19, 2020
Day 4 of Quarantine. Wine has become my new favorite drink pic.twitter.com/m9MHiia1b2
— Shello™️ (@_JayShells) March 19, 2020