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Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Eastern Europe for @BuzzFeedNews. Bylines with @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @thetimes @Guardian & others [email protected] Mar. 12, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Lots of Ukrianian memes for the coronavirus going around on social media. Here’s one from the Viber group for residents of the town that rioted a few weeks ago: “Treatment for the coronavirus,” it reads, with the last location as “Poltava”, the region where the town is located.

The meme plays off of many Ukrainians’ belief in home remedies, such as alcohol, garlic and onions curing to keeping away illnesses. More on that toward the end of my recent story:  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/coronavirus-riots-social-media-ukraine 

Here’s a Chernobyl-themed coronavirus meme:

“How many people have the coronavirus in Ukraine?”

“Just one, but they only did 43 tests on about 35 million citizens.”

“One person. Not great, but not terrible.”

(h/t @Mortis_Banned)


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