It's been almost a year since the coronavirus broke out in China. Our lives have really changed during the pandemic but we humans are pretty good at adapting. While the deadly disease is still claiming many lives worldwide, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced the first 'milestone' vaccine which can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid. They hope to be able to supply 50 million doses by the end of this year, and around 1.3 billion by the end of 2021.

Until then, the vast majority of people continue being vulnerable to a coronavirus infection and it is only the restrictions on our lives that are preventing more of us from dying. However, some nutbags still can't understand the severity of the situation. What's even more incredible, they use the Internet to broadcast their absurd thoughts. Covid is just flu, they say, masks won't help.

Luckily, someone usually responds to these folks with facts and logic. Continue scrolling and check out some of the best covidiot takedowns to date.

#1

It's Come To This: Face Mask Nazis

It's Come To This: Face Mask Nazis

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

I like Beth.

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A poll by YouGov and the Economist in March 2020 found 13% of Americans believed the Covid-19 crisis was a hoax, while a whopping 49% thought the epidemic might be man-made. And while you might hope that greater brainpower or education would help us to tell fact from fiction, it's relatively easy to find examples of many educated people falling for this false information.

Take the writer Kelly Brogan, a prominent Covid-19 conspiracy theorist, for example. She has a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied psychiatry at Cornell University. That's quite a resume. Yet she has shunned clear evidence of the virus's danger in countries like China and Italy. If that's not enough, she even questioned the basic tenets of germ theory while endorsing pseudoscientific ideas.

#2

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

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Wendillon
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5 months ago

I believe I've commented on this exact post before but: If you're struggling to breathe through a piece of cloth within seconds, you have much bigger problems.

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Of course, it simply isn't true. General practitioner, medical researcher, and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research, Iris Gorfinkel, M.D., told Bored Panda it's important to remember that Covid is not just a flu. "It's not actually just a respiratory illness, it needs to be understood as a multi-system disease," Gorfinkel said. "So once it's inhaled, goes into the nose, it can damage the nerves right off the bat, so people can lose their sense of smell and taste. And that can actually last for months. The virus can [also] be swallowed. 20% of individuals present with gastrointestinal symptoms as their first clue that something is wrong. Yes, it can cause a runny nose, sore throat and cough, fever, and headaches. But we also know that it can cause significant hematologic problems, including the risk for stroke, that goes up significantly. And we've heard about Covid toes happening. That's not just in children, it can happen in adults as well. It's a pro-inflammatory disease, it's a disease that causes an increase in stroke risk."

#3

Due For Some Good Luck Eventually

Due For Some Good Luck Eventually

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Hans
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5 months ago

I would also not like to meet Spencer.

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Science writer David Robson thinks these gaps in our collective knowledge of the disease could be due to information overload. The media bombards the public with news regarding the pandemic all day, every day, and we therefore often rely on our intuition to decide whether something is accurate or not. "Purveyors of fake news can make their message feel 'truthy' through a few simple tricks, which discourages us from applying our critical thinking skills—such as checking the veracity of its source. As the authors of one paper put it: 'When thoughts flow smoothly, people nod along.'"

#4

Covid Meets Abortion

Covid Meets Abortion

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Marc
Community Member
5 months ago

This! It is not about you, but about all whom you endanger with your selfish attitude. If you want to die of Corona, then do so in your own four walls, where you cannot endanger anyone else. Sounds evil, I know. But that's just the reality.

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According to Robson, the route organizations could take in order to open the eyes of these confused individuals is simple: they should present the facts as simply as possible. Preferably, with images, graphs, and other aids that make the ideas easier to digest. These campaigns should avoid repeating the myths themselves. "The repetition makes the idea feel more familiar, which could increase perceptions of truthiness," Robson said. "That's not always possible, of course. But campaigns can at least try to make the true facts more prominent and more memorable than the myths, so they are more likely to stick in people’s minds. (It is for this reason that I’ve given as little information as possible about the hoax theories in this article.)"

Gorfinkel agrees with this line of thinking. "Instead of calling [out] misinformation, try to give ... good information and fill in the gaps in people's knowledge."

#5

Wear Mask Please

Wear Mask Please

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

ouch. savage

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#6

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

Also facepaint is not a mask

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#7

Hillary Clinton Going In For The Kill

Hillary Clinton Going In For The Kill

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey, that's not fair. No one explained Trump what sunglasses are and how he should use them. How can you use sunglasses without a manual? /S

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#8

In A Discussion Over The Value Of Face Masks During Covid

In A Discussion Over The Value Of Face Masks During Covid

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

The people going on about "doing research" don't even actually have the skills to do it properly or the ability to correctly read and interpret what they get.

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#9

Rip Cooper’s Dog, And Eric

Rip Cooper’s Dog, And Eric

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Marc
Community Member
5 months ago

I work with a professor who is 88 years old. He also doesn't understand why everyone is making such a fuss about Corona. But the man has also experienced a world war and economic crises, and has also lived his life. Many older people know that their life is finite and have come to terms with it. Sometimes you have to protect these people from themselves. This does not mean, however, that they do not nevertheless belong to the risk group. Quite the opposite. Displacement is not proof of the non-existence of something.

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#10

Someone On The Walmart Social Media Team Has Had Enough Of Covidiots

Someone On The Walmart Social Media Team Has Had Enough Of Covidiots

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Marc
Community Member
5 months ago

I do not understand these people who refer to rights and laws whenever it suits them, even if the occasion does not warrant it at all, only to deny others the same rights at the next opportunity. This cherry-picking is just annoying.

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#11

He Got A Point

He Got A Point

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Janelle Madison
Community Member
5 months ago

Nice comparison

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#12

We Need Certainty, Think Of The Children

We Need Certainty, Think Of The Children

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
5 months ago

Hi Laura. New Zealand’s outbreak HAS ended. You watched videos of how we did it, but you turned your nose up because it was a librul method.

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#13

It’s Crazy That People Still Think Covid Is As Harmless As The Flu. It’s Just Flabbergasting To Me

It’s Crazy That People Still Think Covid Is As Harmless As The Flu. It’s Just Flabbergasting To Me

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

I like comments that were comparing 4 months worth of covid vs annual data for everything else. at 245 000 dead in 9 months, it is more than all that person listed combined.

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#14

In Response To Walmart Requiring Masks For All. Hope He Can Get Burn Cream From A Store Without A Mask.

In Response To Walmart Requiring Masks For All. Hope He Can Get Burn Cream From A Store Without A Mask.

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Benjamin
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5 months ago

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How did you bring guns into this

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#15

Tom Wolf Is The Governor Of Pennsylvania, Fyi. This Person Is Mad They Are Asked To Wear A Mask In Public

Tom Wolf Is The Governor Of Pennsylvania, Fyi. This Person Is Mad They Are Asked To Wear A Mask In Public

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Benjamin
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5 months ago

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hahahahaha that guys a douchebag who has no idea what he is talking about

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#16

Found On Nextdoor Post About Covid-19

Found On Nextdoor Post About Covid-19

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

Kelly should feel ever so stupid now but she'll keep denying that there's a pandemic going on. Her next post will be a rant why she can't have a Covid-19 test and a ventilator because it's her goddamn constitutional right.

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#17

My Friend’s Response To A Facebook Covid Post

My Friend’s Response To A Facebook Covid Post

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Benjamin
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5 months ago

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People have their rights none of you guys should be telling people what to do. They have their choice whether or not they want to where a mask and I respect either choice

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#18

Covid Obituary

Covid Obituary

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Benjamin
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5 months ago

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Had COVID not bad literally didn't know I had it until I got diagnosed no worse than mild allergies no idea why people are making such a big deal out of this

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#19

On A Facebook Post About Schools Opening Up In The Fall

On A Facebook Post About Schools Opening Up In The Fall

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

This one is a little displaced here. There are good reasons to be careful about schools, but deaths in children, particularly in small children due to COVID are virtually non-existant. Thus, the reason while school-closings are discussed is to protect adults.

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#20

It's Simple Logic, And Therefore Completely Unfathomable

It's Simple Logic, And Therefore Completely Unfathomable

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Marc
Community Member
5 months ago

Comparing one problem with another to see which one is worse has always been a bad idea. The existence of one problem does not make another less important. In fact, there can be several problems at the same time, both equally bad or not, and you can fight both at the same time. That really works!

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#21

Masks, How Do They Work

Masks, How Do They Work

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't be like Bill. Use real masks.

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#22

Coronavirus Side Effect: Major Burns

Coronavirus Side Effect: Major Burns

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DC
Community Member
5 months ago

Who is Eric Prydz?

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#23

Three Words.

Three Words.

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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
5 months ago

At least, there is TONS of solid proof it exists

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#24

This Chick Spews The Most Outrageous Stuff

This Chick Spews The Most Outrageous Stuff

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
5 months ago

Because. The. US. Didn’t. Do. A. Proper. Lockdown. Or. What. Taiwan. Did. (New Zealand went out of lockdown about a week after that tweet and has only needed to do a mini lockdown in one area since.)

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#25

Wtf Are Light Language And Sacred Geometry?

Wtf Are Light Language And Sacred Geometry?

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Wendillon
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm kind of curious about "sacred geometry" now....

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#26

Pro-Choice Mask

Pro-Choice Mask

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Benjamin
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5 months ago

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Pro-choice is kinda f****d up tho

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#27

Murder By Words Covid 2nd Edition

Murder By Words Covid 2nd Edition

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Marc
Community Member
5 months ago

I want to be that one guy too - You're!

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#28

If You Share An Image That Can Result In Unsafe Practices Regarding Covid, Be Prepared To Be Called Out On It

If You Share An Image That Can Result In Unsafe Practices Regarding Covid, Be Prepared To Be Called Out On It

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

All the pandemic has really done is shown how selfish so many people are

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#29

Covid Is Just A Flu

Covid Is Just A Flu

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

"I almost died but it's blown out of proportion and taking precautions is living in fear". Some people just deserve a Darwin award

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#30

Nothing But A Chalk Outline At The Murder Scene

Nothing But A Chalk Outline At The Murder Scene

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

Also what does he think a gas mask is?

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#31

We've Got A Man Down

We've Got A Man Down

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
5 months ago

*mic drop*

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#32

Not Understanding Basic Info To Own The Libs

Not Understanding Basic Info To Own The Libs

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh dear God. I hear this one a lot. I have learned to reply like this: "Ever hear of Typhoid Mary? Made people sick but never was sick herself?" Ninety percent answer, "Oh yeah, I heard about that in school/onTV/etc.". Me: "OK, now pretend she's COvid Larry...."

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#33

Getting Advice From Karen?

Getting Advice From Karen?

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JK Rowling
Community Member
5 months ago

Leilani is so done

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#34

Someone Suggested To Prep Younger Kids For Masks At School This Fall By Using Them At Home For Short Periods.

Someone Suggested To Prep Younger Kids For Masks At School This Fall By Using Them At Home For Short Periods.

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R L
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Yes. God alone is not going to save you from COVID- you need to do your part as well.

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#35

That Was A Good One

That Was A Good One

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
5 months ago

A fair comparison, but I would like to point out that the Captain of the Titanic remained at his post as the ship sank.

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#36

One Of The Best Responses To A "Corona Wont Kill Me So Why Should I Care??" Comment Ive Seen Yet.

One Of The Best Responses To A "Corona Wont Kill Me So Why Should I Care??" Comment Ive Seen Yet.

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
5 months ago

Nothing is.

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#37

I Might Order That Mask Design Just To Mess With Idiots Like Her

I Might Order That Mask Design Just To Mess With Idiots Like Her

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Benjamin
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5 months ago

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Very different scenarios you can't compare all of those

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#38

Comments On A Post About A Local Business Shutting Down For A Positive Covid Employee

Comments On A Post About A Local Business Shutting Down For A Positive Covid Employee

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

Why cover Shelly's name? It should be known that Shelly is on the cutting edge of Infectious disease research. You should know who to visit when you have an infectious disease. /S

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#39

On A Post Asking If Anti Vaxxers Would Want To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine If It Gets Released Officially

On A Post Asking If Anti Vaxxers Would Want To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine If It Gets Released Officially

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Bill
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5 months ago

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This person has a strong argument. Let's shave a DECADE off of development time.

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#40

Person Comparing Covid And Flu Gets Owned By This Analogy

Person Comparing Covid And Flu Gets Owned By This Analogy

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Shelp
Community Member
5 months ago

Bill Mitchell seems to be a very good provider of stupid corona-related quotes

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