by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
If you’re anything like every other sane person in America, you’re sick of COVID-19 dominating the headlines. You’ve also probably had your fill of government bureaucrats trying to tell you how to live your life. Take the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for instance.
It’s hard to imagine how the CDC has any credibility whatsoever anymore as often as they’ve changed their recommendations. Remember when it was just the unvaccinated who needed to wear masks? Then the CDC changed their recommendations to mask the vaxxed too.
Just this week, the CDC admitted that they overestimated how prevalent the omicron variant was in the U.S. Then they revised their quarantine regulations and dropped hints that you may not really be fully vaccinated unless you’ve had boosters too.
And on and on it goes.
As often as we lament the dangers and pitfalls of social media, it can be good for something once in a while. This week, social media has become a brilliant parody factory as we get the payoff for the CDC screaming to be made fun of for so many months.
You don’t have to go terribly far on social media to find jokes that start with “The CDC now recommends…” or “The CDC now says…”
They can be pretty funny, and these jokes are the ones we’ve needed in 2021. …
… Normally, Twitter is a cesspool of extreme and uninformed opinions (PJ Media readers notwithstanding, of course), combined with censorship taken to the max, but the amateur comedians of Twitter have spun CDC straw into parody gold.
“The CDC recommends you put pineapple on your pizza.” …
… The life advice that the CDC offers is priceless:
“The CDC now recommends you don’t go chasing waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.”