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FYI: The Coronavirus-Spreading Spring Breakers Are NOT Millennials

Twitter reminds everyone that millennials are old now and are not the coronavirus-spreading spring breakers<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In light of the coronavirus pandemic, a href=https://www.scarymommy.com/store-closings-paying-employees-coronavirus/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankbusinesses are closed/a, a href=https://www.scarymommy.com/cdc-school-closures-coronavirus/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankschools are schools/a, and most states have issued “stay at home” orders. However, a number of “young people” flocked to the beaches for a href=https://www.scarymommy.com/conquer_spring_break/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankspring break/a this weekend, seemingly unbothered about catching COVID-19. These people are dummies, but; let’s be clear — those spring breakers are not a href=https://www.scarymommy.com/study-recession-millennials-1980s/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankmillennials/a, despite the fact that many people keep referring to them as such.” data-reactid=”20″>In light of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are closed, schools are schools, and most states have issued “stay at home” orders. However, a number of “young people” flocked to the beaches for spring break this weekend, seemingly unbothered about catching COVID-19. These people are dummies, but  let’s be clear — those spring breakers are not millennials, despite the fact that many people keep referring to them as such.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This “millennials need to take coronavirus seriously” scam kicked off when Dr. Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), falsely equated a href=https://www.scarymommy.com/disney-world-child-free-facebook-post/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankmillennials/a with the naive twenty-somethings partying on the sand.” data-reactid=”21″>This “millennials need to take coronavirus seriously” scam kicked off when Dr. Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), falsely equated millennials with the naive twenty-somethings partying on the sand.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“One of the things that terrifies me now is, as this is spread in the west is, there’s this sense of invulnerability among millennials,” Aylward told a href=https://time.com/5807073/millennials-coronavirus-who/?utm_source=twitteramp;utm_medium=socialamp;utm_campaign=editorialamp;utm_term=health_covid-19amp;linkId=84697756 rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankemTime/em/a.” data-reactid=”22″>“One of the things that terrifies me now is, as this is spread in the west is, there’s this sense of invulnerability among millennials,” Aylward told Time.

“One of the things that terrifies me now is, as this is spread in the west is, there’s this sense of invulnerability among millennials.”

Millennials aren’t taking the coronavirus seriously, warns WHO’s Dr. Bruce Aylward https://t.co/Ose4I0Whph pic.twitter.com/vuaL5kd8jz

— TIME (@TIME) March 20, 2020

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="First of all, a href=https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/17/where-millennials-end-and-generation-z-begins/ rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankPew Research/a defines a millennial as someone born between 1981 and 1996, making the oldest millennial 39 and the youngest 24 right now. Spring breakers are college students and college students are usually under the age of 22, meaning, those ding-a-lings on the beach are members of Gen Z. It’s wild that a literal doctor who advises the WHO doesn’t know what a millennial is, but these are wild times, I guess.” data-reactid=”25″>First of all, Pew Research defines a millennial as someone born between 1981 and 1996, making the oldest millennial 39 and the youngest 24 right now. Spring breakers are college students and college students are usually under the age of 22, meaning, those ding-a-lings on the beach are members of Gen Z. It’s wild that a literal doctor who advises the WHO doesn’t know what a millennial is, but these are wild times, I guess.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Millennial is not an all-purpose word for “young people,” because millennials aren’t young. The average age of a millennial right now is almost 32 years old. I am a millennial and I can attest that millennials are not the culprits you are looking for. At the time of publication, I am 31 years old, I have a mortgage, I go to bed at 10 pm, loud bars give me a headache, emI have wrinkles!/em and I don’t even know when spring break is. It’s this week? Sure. I wouldn’t know because I graduated from college A DECADE AGO.” data-reactid=”26″>Millennial is not an all-purpose word for “young people,” because millennials aren’t young. The average age of a millennial right now is almost 32 years old. I am a millennial and I can attest that millennials are not the culprits you are looking for. At the time of publication, I am 31 years old, I have a mortgage, I go to bed at 10 pm, loud bars give me a headache, I have wrinkles! and I don’t even know when spring break is. It’s this week? Sure. I wouldn’t know because I graduated from college A DECADE AGO.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This idea that millennials are 22 and running around spreading COVID-19 is a frustratingly popular one. Even news publications and supposed journalists are confused about the true age of millennials.” data-reactid=”27″>This idea that millennials are 22 and running around spreading COVID-19 is a frustratingly popular one. Even news publications and supposed journalists are confused about the true age of millennials.

Daily News | Hey, millennials, this isn’t spring break. It’s a pandemic. | Expert Opinion https://t.co/ZjIjVHmRxP

— Philly Daily News (@PhillyDailyNews) March 23, 2020

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hundr of actual millennials rushed in to defend their generation and point out that millennials are old AF now. You could not pay a millennial to party on literally any beach.” data-reactid=”32″>Hundr of actual millennials rushed in to defend their generation and point out that millennials are old AF now. You could not pay a millennial to party on literally any beach.

Millennials. Aren’t. Going. On. Spring. Break.
We. Are. Too. Old.
That. Is. Gen. Z.

— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) March 23, 2020

lol millennials are canceling their kids’ spring break plans trying to homeschool them while also working from home.

— Karen in SF (@kerobinso_sf) March 24, 2020

This shit where we’re referring to these idiot spring breakers as millennials just infuriates me. Millennials are 25 years old and older. We’re in our houses working from home, home schooling kids, not on a beach in Florida.

— Kerry Mingo (@KLeighB47) March 19, 2020

Just a note. Gen z is the one spring breaking in Cuba. Millennials are the ones baking a shit ton of bread under quarentine. pic.twitter.com/BmYGBlyJcn

— Rae Rae Raesputin ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@rae_sputin) March 22, 2020

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="For reference, this person is a millennial.” data-reactid=”40″>For reference, this person is a millennial.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="a href=https://www.instagram.com/p/B9TXqybghbt/?utm_source=ig_embedamp;utm_campaign=loading style=color:font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none; target=_blank rel=nofollow noopenerTrying something new. Jumping out the 📸 frame! Ha. 🤷🏾‍♂️. #JamesGang👑 #WashedKing👑 #TheManInTheArena🏟 #ThekidfromAKRON🤴🏾/a” data-reactid=”42″>Trying something new. Jumping out the 📸 frame! Ha. 🤷🏾‍♂️. #JamesGang👑 #WashedKing👑 #TheManInTheArena🏟 #ThekidfromAKRON🤴🏾

A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Mar 3, 2020 at 11:03pm PST

And this person.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="These two are millennials.” data-reactid=”46″>These two are millennials.

So is he.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="If you want to blame Millennials for something, blame us for panic-buying all the toilet paper on Amazon Prime. Sorry, I do think that one’s on us. Whoopsie.” data-reactid=”50″>If you want to blame Millennials for something, blame us for panic-buying all the toilet paper on Amazon Prime. Sorry, I do think that one’s on us. Whoopsie.

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