COVID-19 gets a birthday party but you don’t

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Even by the usual standards, this one-year-old is a handful.

A Facebook event celebrating COVID-19’s first birthday has gone … well… viral.

World domination, mass death, cancelling almost every social activity on the planet… when you think about it, COVID-19 has quite a resume for a one-year-old viral particle.

While we’ve all had to delay our birthday celebrations indefinitely, COVID-19’s first birthday party will be an absolute cracker.

Tens of thousands of people are planning to attend a Facebook event for this little bundle of protein-spiked joy, which will apparently kick off at 6pm on 18 December 2020.

“Over the course of 2020, COVID-19 has had such a big impact on all of our lives and I want to wish it a happy 1st birthday,” the event organiser (who appears to be a teenager called Hugo) said.

“So, come join me on the 18th and let’s give a toast (and the middle finger) to COVID-19.”

Around 35,000 people are “going” to the online event and around 170,000 people have clicked “interested” (which, of course, means about nine people might actually show up).

If you see something stupid, say something stupid… How are you planning to celebrate COVID’s birthday? Send party invitations to

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