18 memes about the new coronavirus vaccine that'll leave you in stitches

10 November 2020, 12:08

Johnson discusses vaccine breakthrough

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

2021, here we come.

At long last, some good news! Scientists have developed a coronavirus vaccine that can prevent more than 90% of people from contracting the current strain. The vaccine was developed by US pharmaceutical company Pfizer in collaboration with German biotechnology firm BioNTech.

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In a statement, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, said: "Today is a great day for science and humanity […] With today's news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis. We look forward to sharing additional efficacy and safety data generated from thousands of participants in the coming weeks."

The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six different countries and a preliminary analysis has shown no safety concerns so far.

18 memes about the new coronavirus vaccine that'll leave you in stitches
18 memes about the new coronavirus vaccine that'll leave you in stitches. Picture: Matteo Rossetti/Archivio Matteo Rossetti/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images, BBC

Both companies plan to apply for emergency approval to distribute the vaccine by the end of November. And, according to the BBC, the UK should receive 10 million doses by December, and another 30 million doses has already been ordered. As of December 18, there had been 137,897 vaccinations given across the UK so far.

As to be expected, everyone is excited at the prospect of returning back to normality. 2020 is finally starting to look up and the internet is reacting in the only way they know how: with memes.

Quite literally INJECT IT.

I'm ready.

First stop: da club.

The vaccine is here to set us free.

Some are a little bit sceptical about it all.

Is it a conspiracy? Who cares.

Wait – do we actually want to return back to normal?

Say goodbye to the era of Zoom, House Party, having no plans and banana bread? NEVER.

It's worth noting that not everyone will get the vaccine straight away. It'll likely be distributed to people who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus (older people, hospital staff and care workers), while people under 50 with no health problems will probably be last in the queue.