BREAKING NEWS: COVID-19 confirmed to be created by boomers to blind Gen Zs and Millennials

(Riddhi Jani)

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After two years of theories that COVID-19 was concocted in a lab or utilized as a bioweapon, the answer is finally here: in short, COVID-19 was created by baby boomers.

Ivan M. Fickleborne, the president of the Unappreciated Seniors Society (USS, not to be confused with the band) recently released a statement declaring that it was their organization who are seemingly at fault for what became a global pandemic that has persisted for over two years.

“We had one goal in mind. We wanted to teach the youth a lesson. The freeloading millennials and the woke Gen-Z understand and appreciate nothing in life. All we intended was to infect the youth with temporary blindness so that they would get off their Tik-Tak’s and Instantgrams and appreciate life for what it is. 

“We reached out to various bio-labs to create the necessary infection that would help attain our goals, but unfortunately, things got out of hand,” reads the statement. “We do not take responsibility for the final result of what became COVID-19 (a.k.a the common cold, you snowflakes). But sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to make necessary changes.”

The statement shocked a great majority of people, calling it tone-deaf, reckless, and disturbing. Most notably, Ontario’s Premier Pug Gord condemned the USS, labelling them “bio-terrorists” and saying, “actions will be taken to ensure that a crisis of this nature will never happen again.”

Shortly after the statement was released, USS Vice President Hugh Jess Richard-Head was arrested for alleged hate crimes in affiliation with the Trucker Convoy and possession of illegally acquired Pokémon cards. 

Toronto Police also released a statement saying that the USS’ assets have been frozen, all social media accounts have been suspended, and that the organization is under a “thorough investigation.”

Robin Oiseau, a fifth-year social media arts major and leader of the student club “Gen-Z Represent” recently spoke to Excalibur to weigh in on this recent revelation. 

“It’s crazy how a generation of people raised by veterans and during a time of great cultural change are, in fact, the softest and most easily offended group of people in the world’s demographic.”

Fellow club member, second-year arts major and influencer DJ Panic King concurred with Oiseau, simply stating, “based.” 

In a national address to the country, Canada’s Prime Minister Dustin Flubeau stated that he and other world leaders will be meeting to discuss the next steps that will be taken and has promised that they will continue to investigate the origin of COVID-19 and who worked in collaboration with the USS. 

About the Author

By Nick Mokrzewski

Former Editor

Nick is in his third year of Film Production at York University. Raised in an artistic family, he’s never had much problem expressing himself whether it be through music, writing, or comedic rants. He’s a big sucker for watching and critiquing films, going to concerts, professional wrestling, and consuming coffee or chocolate. Nick intends to have many artistic pursuits in either writing, filmmaking, or anything that involves music — whatever suits his fancy on the given day. He’ll often tell you “life is short, seize the moment ‘cause tomorrow you might be dead!”


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