- A new Twitter meme captures people’s frustrations about the Delta variant impacting the fall season.
- The meme uses the text “my fall plans” and “the Delta variant” and draws on pop culture references.
- The more infectious Delta variant has led to some people reconsidering their plans.
Twitter users are once again posting their way through the coronavirus pandemic. This time, they’re reacting to ongoing concerns about the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant with memes about how it’s putting a damper on their fall 2021 plans.
In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that fully vaccinated people mask indoors in areas of the country with substantial or high coronavirus transmission, amending its May guidance that vaccinated people largely did not need to mask indoors.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a press call at the time that new data regarding the Delta variant, which spreads faster and easier than earlier variants of the virus, had led to the change, as Insider previously reported.
The variant has forced people to reconsider their plans, with travelers reassessing whether or not planned trips are still safe, according to The Washington Post.
The frustration over the new variant has bubbled over on Twitter, where people are posting memes about the Delta variant (and the updated necessary precautions) ruining their fall plans. The meme uses the text “my fall plans” and “the Delta variant” and draws on pop culture references, juxtaposing characters from television shows or movies with anyone who gets in their way.
—Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet) August 10, 2021
Some of the memes reference series like “Game of Thrones” or “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
—Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) August 10, 2021
—cockfa-esque (@6Attitude) August 10, 2021
Others nodded to films like “The Princess Bride” or “The Parent Trap.”
—Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) August 11, 2021
—Becca O’Neal 🍒 (@becca_oneal) August 11, 2021
One iteration of the meme referenced a Twitter-famous incident in which Dakota Johnson corrected Ellen DeGeneres on her own show when the host accused Johnson of not inviting her to a birthday party.
—BRIGHAM YOUNG MONEY (@LeviPsmiley) August 11, 2021
And others showcased moments of tragedy, such as when Harley Quinn loses her bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich in “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”
—Jenna Anderson (@heyitsjennalynn) August 10, 2021
This meme follows an online history of people posting their way through the pandemic as they use humor to grapple with new information and shifting restrictions.
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