The month of April has somehow both sped by at the speed of light and lasted a thousand terrible years, but the end of it is almost maybe kind of in sight. Whether or not the same is true with this initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic depends largely on all of us, and that is unfortunate, because some of us are not responding well.

Thanks to the efforts of public health experts and local leaders, areas of the U.S. are beginning to reach the peak and head downward in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths. Just as was explained to us again and again, we have been somewhat successful in flattening the curve, preventing a large number of deaths that would have occurred had we done nothing about the pandemic.

As a result, lockdown protestors are joining together to demand that we throw all of that success away so that they can go back to their miserable jobs and stupid hair cuts.

It’s only a matter of time before reports start appearing of protesters coming down with COVID-19 symptoms, and we might end up with another wave of the pandemic as a result. In the meantime, there is some small comfort to be had in all the jokes that people are coming up with to mock these future coronavirus patients.

Because sometimes laughing at people’s willful ignorance is preferable to giving in to despair, here are our favorite jokes on the subject:

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*First Published: April 20, 2020, 1:30 pm