With coronavirus confining us to our homes, it’s hard to keep it together, but humor definitely helps. Although it may seem inappropriate to laugh while so many people are ill and perishing, it is a natural human defense system.
When the situation is dire, people always turn to comedy. And with life as we know it stopping to a halt, and nothing is happening to us, it’s hard to find any other inspiration for jokes, other than isolation, quarantine, coronavirus…
We have collected some of the funniest coronavirus jokes, and we know you will enjoy them as much as we did.
Each April 1st, companies flood the internet with fake posts and extravagant news. But the world has changed a lot, and with most of us now living our lives online, experts emphasize the importance of reliable and honest information when it comes to Coronavirus. Any potential April Fools' joke could be a step in the wrong direction.
Because of that, Google has canceled its jokes this year, Business Insider reports. "This year, we're going to take the year off from that tradition out of respect for all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic," said Lorraine Twohill, head of marketing at Google." Our highest goal right now is to be helpful to people, so let's save the jokes for next April, which will undoubtedly be a whole lot brighter than this one."
And the truth is that COVID-19 pandemic may have also altered the way we perceive jokes. Coye Cheshire, a professor at the University of California, told CNET: “Right now, it might be hard for companies and individuals to read the room virtually.” The possibility to misinterpret any joke is higher than ever, and any potential hoax may become a subject of severe disapproval.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, who works as a communications teacher at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that it’s likely that coronavirus jokes could be seen as the truth. The opponents of corona jokes say that even if toilet paper jokes are funny, they may set off panic buyers.
Then again, humor is well-known as an excellent coping method.
Andrea Samson, a researcher from Stanford, and psychology professor James Gross conducted an experiment where subjects were requested to make up jokes. They discovered that persons who made any kind of joke benefited from increases in upbeat emotions and reductions in negative feelings.
"If you are able to teach people to be more playful, to look at the absurdities of life as humorous, you see some increase in wellbeing," Samson concluded in this Stanford News report.