To say that 2020 is going unexpectedly for the world would be a bit of an understatement, as the year started with forest fires ravaging Australia, only for the coronavirus pandemic to begin to spread all across the globe. In addition to the coronavirus causing more than 300,000 deaths around the world as total cases approach five million, the measures that have been implemented to prevent the spread of the virus has people around the world quarantining themselves for the foreseeable future. As if the toll the coronavirus has taken on human life hasn't been catastrophic enough, the closure of businesses has left millions out of work and while countless events that normally serve as our daily distractions from daily stress have been postponed indefinitely or outright cancelled.
It's difficult to overstate how drastically different 2020 is going for everyone around the world, inspiring a new meme to circulate that compares how the year started with the unsettling reactions to how things are actually going for everyone.
Scroll down to see fans weighing in on how this year is going using references to catastrophic revelations in the world of pop culture.
MY PLANS // 2020 pic.twitter.com/qQmGeUMHlG— lindsay gelfand (@lindsaygelfand) May 19, 2020
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/fNDizfzds0— Kyle O (@kyle_orozo) May 19, 2020