On Tuesday, Deadpool star Morena Baccarin tweeted that the pandemic is over and was immediately attacked by people saying it is not.
A quick Google search for the phrase “Is the pandemic over?” tells us… well, it doesn’t really tell us anything. Now what? That’s as far as my research usually goes with things such as this.
Ah, here we go. A CNBC article from May 17th says, “WHO says pandemic is far from over despite high vaccination rates in some countries.”
Surely we haven’t gone from “far from over” to “over” in just eight days, right?
“There is a huge disconnect growing where in some countries with the highest vaccination rates, there appears to be a mindset that the pandemic is over, while others are experiencing huge waves of infections,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“The pandemic is a long way far from over,” he continued. “It will not be over anywhere until it’s over everywhere.”
Well, we know that the pandemic is certainly not over everywhere, so I guess it’s still happening. So, uh, sorry Morena Baccarin, but you’re wrong.
Pandemic is over. Does this mean I have to diet? pic.twitter.com/z9eW5nygKt
— Morena Baccarin (@missmorenab) May 25, 2021
But just in case she isn’t aware that the pandemic is still going on, which she obviously isn’t based on her tweet, numerous kind people on Twitter were quick to let her know.
We have more than 450k deaths in Brazil and counting.
— ZandoZilla de bigode FullPistola 🌎 (@rafaelzandona) May 25, 2021
It is though, has been for like 2 months
— KekDaSnek (@KekTheSnek) May 25, 2021
I love you but, seriously, we're still in a pandemic. Restrictions are easing in some places but we're not there yet.— Alice (@squeakygrump) May 25, 2021
People are still dying, so no, the pandemic is in fact not “over”.— Remy 🏳️🌈🎲🐈⬛🐈 (@CrackedOzy) May 25, 2021
It is not over at all. Even in England there are still variants spreading.— LoveDylanforever. ❤️ Free palestine (@foreveralways4u) May 25, 2021
Hope you don't seriously believe this is over.— Christopher Ladd (@QweerGeek) May 25, 2021
It's not over, dear.— Steban. (@stebancastro) May 25, 2021
Just finished Gotham yesterday, and well..— Hamlet Jr. (@Alexpri19570045) May 25, 2021
Congratulations to you both. That show went totally and utterly off the rails in the best of ways.
HEY! Hey, hey, HEY! That is not the subject we are talking about today! We’re here to alert Morena Baccarin to her complete and utter tone deaf tweet about the pandemic. Get focused.
Just finished watching you in "Framing John DeLorean" lol. Diet, don't diet, you'll still be fabulous!— VSMP (@VSMoviePodcast) May 25, 2021
Dammit, people! Stay on topic!
where is your mask?— plainsboro (@hassasterazii) May 25, 2021