Wednesday Reads: Covid-19 Cartoons

The following cartoons are from ….

Adam Zyglis, Buffalo, New York

Monte Wolverton, Washington

Chris Slane, New Zealand

Rainer Hachfeld, Germany

Osama Hajjaj, Jordan

Chris Weyant, Boston Globe

Petar Pismetrovic, Austria

Bas van der Schot, Netherlands

Kevin Siers, Charlotte, North Carolina


Petar Pismetrovic, Austria


Emad Hajjaj, Jordan



Terry “Aislin” Mosher, Canada



Gatis Sluka, Latvia

Angel Boligan, Mexico City, Mexico

Osama Hajjaj, Jordan



Milt Priggee, Washington



Dario Castillejos, Oaxaca, Mexico



Petar Pismetrovic, Austria


Dario Castillejos, Oaxaca, Mexico

Michael Kountouris, Greece

Gatis Sluka, Latvia

Christo Komarnitsky, Bulgaria

Emad Hajjaj, Jordan

Angel Boligan, Mexico City, Mexico

Constantin Pavel, Romania

Hajo de Reijjer, France

John Darkow, Missouri

Bill Day, Florida


Bruce Plante

Dave Whamond

John Cole

Dave Fitzsimmons

Bob Englehart

Jeff Koterba

Steve Sack

Chris Weyant

Adam Zyglis



Dave Granlund





This is an open thread.

35 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Covid-19 Cartoons”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I fixed that last link… stay safe.

  2. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Who’d a thunk it? Cue Trump and fake news any minute now.

    • palhart says:

      Thank goodness the French have weighed in. I sided with them against Bush invading Iraq. I was taken off the republican gang’s e-mail list of cousins and their friends, to my delight, when I agreed with the French. No freedom fries nonsense for me. Of the 30 or so individuals, my guess is that I was the only democrat.

  3. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Finally! Now if he can keep his supporters in line, though he’s not that kind of candidate, and doesn’t care judging from all he’s done so far.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign.

    • jslat says:

      Will wonders never cease?!!

    • Enheduanna says:

      I’m amazed he was talked out of it. With all the primary postponements, it would have been disastrous for him to stay in.

      I don’t believe for one minute his supporters will vote for Biden, though, no matter what Bernie says.

  5. NW Luna says:

    Of course this will go nowhere given a Republican Senate, but I’m glad Schiff is still on the attack.

    Trump’s purge is about to get much worse. Schiff just sent up a flare.

    Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) just announced that the House Intelligence Committee, which he chairs, will be examining Trump’s firing of Atkinson.

    Schiff’s letter, which is addressed to acting director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, expresses Schiff’s concern that Grenell is politicizing that office on Trump’s behalf, noting that every Senate-confirmed person in the DNI has been removed.

    Schiff’s letter argues that Atkinson “acted with the highest integrity and remarkable professionalism,” while being subjected to a campaign of attacks by Trump and his allies simply for adhering to his oath of office.

    Notably, in the section announcing the investigation of Atkinson’s dismissal, Schiff calls on Grenell to confirm in writing whether he ever exercised his “authority” to “prohibit” any other “investigation, inspection, audit, or review” that Atkinson might have undertaken.

    • NW Luna says:

      • palhart says:

        Good for her, and the other 2, who are proposing such a bill for taxpayers’ money to go to taxpayers and other citizens. Have Maddog Mattox guard the money.

  6. Enheduanna says:

    Ya’ll may have posted this before, but it appears intelligence warned Dump about covid-19 as far back as November!

    • quixote says:

      I think that’s unlikely, given that the doctors on the ground in China weren’t sure what they were dealing with at that point. Probably what he was being warned about is what’s been obvious for twenty years: with the amount of air travel, a novel virus which jumps from animals to humans — meaning one we have zero immunity for — is bound to turn into a plague sooner or later.

      Covid-19 is not the first of these. Ebola, MERS, SARS1, are all zoonotic viruses that jumped to humans.

      • Enheduanna says:

        That makes sense. I wonder if they were reacting to him dismantling the pandemic response team.

      • NW Luna says:

        Not just animal to human pathogens mutating, but human pathogens mutating also. Sooner or later, shit is gonna happen! It’s simply standard practice to have emergency plans drawn up ahead of time, and to practice them every so often. It’s why we have fire drills. It’s why we have an emergency spare tire in the car.

        I have relatives who live in a “100-yr floodplain” but in that region records haven’t been kept for 100 years yet! They get a pond in their yard most winters. I couldn’t live year-round in a location like that, but they’re rightwing fundies and apparently sleep without worries.

      • bostonboomer says:

        ABC News this morning: Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources:

        The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images. It raised alarms because an out-of-control disease would pose a serious threat to U.S. forces in Asia — forces that depend on the NCMI’s work. And it paints a picture of an American government that could have ramped up mitigation and containment efforts far earlier to prepare for a crisis poised to come home.

        “Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event,” one of the sources said of the NCMI’s report. “It was then briefed multiple times to” the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House.

        • bostonboomer says:

          They didn’t know what it was, but there have been warnings for years about pandemics. They knew something was happening because they were spying on China.

        • palhart says:

          That intelligence report is important to date even earlier Trump briefings. Trump plans to arbitrarily end this viral episode in a couple of weeks, prematurely open up businesses and have people forget it ever happened?! Without a thought about planning for a resurgence in the fall, or several times over the next 1 to 3 years before a vaccine can be discovered, he puts our health and lives in danger as long as he’s president. Am I being an alarmist? I’m in a high risk group.

          • NW Luna says:

            Trump will keep doing stupid, because Trump.

            I’ve seen indications, and I think BB mentioned this too, that there can be a re-flare of the virus when we think most of the pandemic is over in a local area. Need to be very, very cautious until we have a vaccine or prophylaxis treatment.

  7. quixote says:

    Amazing cartoons. So many of the non-US ones are *really* *dark*.

  8. Enheduanna says:

    So we have all these U.S.-trained medical specialists here on visas who aren’t allowed to help out:

    Will be interesting to see if they make changes….

    • NW Luna says:

      IIRC WA state is allowing some healthcare professionals in cases like this to work.

  9. bostonboomer says:

  10. roofingbird says:

    With 10-20 million survivors worldwide I don’t understand why Polio isn’t included in the list of pandemics.

    • quixote says:

      Just guessing, I would think because it wasn’t one huge event. It was a constant, recurring disease, like colds, or cholera, or tuberculosis. To be an epidemic, large numbers of people in one place have it. A pandemic, large numbers of people have it, pretty much at the same time, all around the world.

      • NW Luna says:

        Cholera is listed there. Looks like the cartoon is cut off on the right — probably more plagues there.