March of 2020 was the dumbest month anyone in America ever experienced. Until April 2020 rolled around, that is. These tweets prove that in March of last year, the coronavirus was not only laughed off but people who had guesses about what was to come were completely wrong. Unless you were a scientist, your hot take about COVID in the first months of the pandemic was wrong.
There was a moment when even Dr. Fauci said something silly on March 8th. He said masks were mostly pointless but by April 8th, the CDC updated its guidance and since has proven wearing a mask (or two) provides great protection from the virus.
So, don’t feel bad if you had a bad idea in 2020. Even the experts weren’t sure. Just be happy you weren’t someone who actively got people killed because you heard something in a YouTube video.
Here are the worst takes March 2020 had to offer:
1. We enter March with a bang: the Surgeon General says “stop buying masks.”
2. This woman thinks we’re jumping the gun. Don’t believe the hype.
3. He later caught the virus.
4. Representative throwing out that hashtag so you know what he’s talking about.
5. No worries, some regrets.
6. About as likely as a meteor.
7. When your doctor calls to tell you to delete your post.
8. Matt Gaetz wore a gas mask as a joke. He had no idea how weird it would get.
9. By the end of March, people saw the err of their ways.
10. Elon, calm down.
11. “We are not sheep.”
12. This meme kept on giving from January on.
13. Governor encourages people to go out at to eat. March 14th.
14. Mission Accomplished.
15. Very tough when you have to tell the whole world this fact.