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Collected Item: “A Pandemic that got Old Quick”

Give your story a title.

A Pandemic that got Old Quick

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

A meme

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

In my opinion, teens and students around the United States were excited to take a one-two week break from school, and experience what it's like learning at home. Many memes and jokes were posted, and at the beginning, they were interpreted as funny. However, as the situation got worse and when we went into full quarantine, the constant jokes and excitement of having a longer spring break started to not be funny anymore. What we thought was ok to laugh about soon became upsetting, especially for people like the class of 2020 who was missing out on Senior year activities and proms, and when people around the world were dying.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#Wuhan, #coronavirus, #done, #exhausted, #sad, #relatable, #mood

Enter a URL associated with this object, if relevant.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccabellan/2020/03/19/laughing-during-a-crisis-the-best-coronavirus-memes/#557399ac499a

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Rebecca Bellan (contributor) and @MasiPopal (meme creator)

Give this story a date.

2020-08-24
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