Bulk-buying hand sanitizer or hoarding rice may not look like a big deal for some. But it adds to the shortage of supplies depriving those really in need and making the matters worse. Plus, it’s been proven to earn one a badge of dishonor: the title "corona jerk."

Now that the real threat of the virus is well under way, corona jerks are getting more desperate in making plain bad decisions. From licking a toilet seat for the "coronavirus challenge" to smearing saliva on the handrails in the train, every corona criminal will face a trial by the internet police.

So let’s go through some teeth-clenching cases together, but beware of contraindications—some of that dumb behavior will make your blood boil. After you’re done, there’s another batch of corona jerks from Bored Panda’s previous compilation here.

#1

Stop Making A Hard Situation Worse

Stop Making A Hard Situation Worse

Today I went shopping to pick up some food and toilet paper because we are actually running out and need some. I am in my 30s, have the internet and options to adapt in this situation...

I saw this fb post and it broke my heart. Hoarding is not the solution and we need to be mindful of others. We are all in this together!

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Community Member
6 months ago

That is so very heartbreaking and sad, just think there are thousands and thousands of people in a similar situation. Please people STOP and think of others as well.

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#2

Congratulations, You Karen'd Yourself

Congratulations, You Karen'd Yourself

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Karen Johnston
Community Member
6 months ago

Okay, this one is funny.

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#3

This Isn't Right

This Isn't Right

Today I went grocery shopping, and saw this elderly man, probably at least 84 years old, with an empty trolley staring at empty shelves of bread. My heart broke. I had gotten the last two hot dog bun packs and gave him one out of my trolley, I said “At least it’s still bread” and he laughed and thanked me (I felt that was the least I could have done for him) If you see an old person, please stop and ask if they need anything. Stop and give them something from your trolley that is no longer on the shelves that you could easily come back and get tomorrow. Who knows where they came from or how long it took them to get to the shops, only to get there and find empty shelves. In a time of complete and utter maddens and chaos, please don’t forget to look out for each other and look out for those who need it most. Check up on your elderly neighbour or friend or elderly stranger on the street. Don’t be consumed by greed. Love thy neighbour. 

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Greatness Universe
Community Member
6 months ago

The world has lost it

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Panic buying amid the coronavirus outbreak has been spotted in numerous places around the globe.

Paul Marsden, a consumer psychologist at the University of the Arts London, believes that such behavior is linked to our currently unstable emotional state. “It’s about ‘taking back control’ in a world where you feel out of control, and it plays to our fundamental psychology needs.” Plus, if everyone around is stockpiling, you get the signal that it’s the right thing to do.

Dmitrios Tsivrikos, a lecturer in business psychology at University College London, believes that the toilet paper has become an icon of mass panic. The fact that COVID-19 is such a novel virus we know so little about adds to the fear and fuels irrational behavior.

#4

Coronavirus Panic-Buying Reaches A New Low: Blind Shopper Says Customers Steal Toilet Paper From Her Trolley As She Walks Around Supermarkets With Her Guide Dog

Coronavirus Panic-Buying Reaches A New Low: Blind Shopper Says Customers Steal Toilet Paper From Her Trolley As She Walks Around Supermarkets With Her Guide Dog

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Erin
Community Member
6 months ago

I had to help an elderly woman in Meijer yesterday that had her toilet paper stolen out of her buggy. I went over to the guy that took it and took it out of his cart and stared him dead in the eyes the entire time. Then I walked back to her and escorted her to the front to pay. It was awful. Would he want someone doing that to his grandmother?

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#5

To Prevent The Coronavirus

To Prevent The Coronavirus

South Korean church sprayed salt water inside followers' mouths, believing it would prevent coronavirus. 46 people got infected because they used the same nozzle 


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Adam C
Community Member
6 months ago

Just as stupid to think spit will stop you from getting HIV.

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#6

Footage Of Man Smearing Saliva On Brussels Metro. Police Intervened And The Whole Train Was Disinfected

Footage Of Man Smearing Saliva On Brussels Metro. Police Intervened And The Whole Train Was Disinfected

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
6 months ago

To set records straight. The guy was drunk, police arrested him.

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#7

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
6 months ago

When you're a big ass, you need loads of toiletpaper.

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#8

Alabama Pastor Invited People Infected With Coronavirus Into Church For ‘Faith Healing’ Treatment

Alabama Pastor Invited People Infected With Coronavirus Into Church For ‘Faith Healing’ Treatment

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
6 months ago

Lets send them our thoughts and prayers for when they get infected.

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#9

Coronavirus In The Us: During Panic Buying, A Man Was Stabbed With A Wine Bottle Over A Pack Of Water At A Sam's Club In Hiram

Coronavirus In The Us: During Panic Buying, A Man Was Stabbed With A Wine Bottle Over A Pack Of Water At A Sam's Club In Hiram

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lorrie rothstein
Community Member
6 months ago

why fight over water ? it comes from the sink.

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#10

Brits Hit The Pubs And Clubs As They Defy Boris Johnson's 'Social Distancing' Warnings To Party Through The Night Despite Coronavirus Fears

Brits Hit The Pubs And Clubs As They Defy Boris Johnson's 'Social Distancing' Warnings To Party Through The Night Despite Coronavirus Fears

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Christoph Lindemann
Community Member
6 months ago

Before Coronavirus I couldn't understand how Brexit was possible. Now I do.

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#11

You Aren't Just Part Of The Problem, You Are The Problem

You Aren't Just Part Of The Problem, You Are The Problem

Yall wanna take all the toilet paper... Well 2 can play this game.. lol

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Community Member
6 months ago

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Not everyone has bulk shopped yet they still need sanitary pads. You are effecting them too.

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#12

Tik Tok Influencer Tries To Start 'Coronavirus Challenge' By Licking Toilet Seat

Tik Tok Influencer Tries To Start 'Coronavirus Challenge' By Licking Toilet Seat

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lorrie rothstein
Community Member
6 months ago

i wouldnt lick a toilet seat even if there was no coronavirus. dumb lady she will catch something and it wont be funny

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#13

Busy Beach

Busy Beach

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giovanna
Community Member
6 months ago

And this, THIS is why you need compulsory vaccination: because people couldn't care less when you "advise" them to do something. And they affect everybody else, when it's related to public health.

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#14

Thank You Manchester

Thank You Manchester

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
6 months ago

Let talk about this one in 5 days... sadly

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#15

Someone On My Snapchat Posted This

Someone On My Snapchat Posted This

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Kate S
Community Member
6 months ago

If you hoard that much TP, you have bigger problems than COVID 19.

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#16

I Think He Got Enough

I Think He Got Enough

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

He might be restocking a shop for all you know. My local store owner got screamed at for having a van full of toilet rolls the other day, turns out he’d just been to the cash and carry to restock his own store shelves. Of course the owner of this van might be a hoarding a-hole but let’s be careful of condemning everyone with a van full of tissues just in case they have good intentions.

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#17

I Dont Know Why Corona Virus Means Take All The Toilet Paper. Its Not Even In My County Or Any Surrounding Me. I Had To Buy Paper Towels And Cut Them In Half Like A Peasant

I Dont Know Why Corona Virus Means Take All The Toilet Paper. Its Not Even In My County Or Any Surrounding Me. I Had To Buy Paper Towels And Cut Them In Half Like A Peasant

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't flush those through the toilet!! Paper towels do not disintegrate like toilet paper and will clog your pipes in no time.

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#18

Toilet Paper Roll Selling For $100 On Craigslist As People Capitalize On Covid-19 Fears

Toilet Paper Roll Selling For $100 On Craigslist As People Capitalize On Covid-19 Fears

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What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
6 months ago

I truly hope no one actually buys these from those tossers who are taking advantage of people. I am truly disgusted by what is happening.

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#19

Found In A Medicine Hat Buy/Sell Group On Fb. Let’s All Do Our Part And Report These Assholes When We See Them

Found In A Medicine Hat Buy/Sell Group On Fb. Let’s All Do Our Part And Report These Assholes When We See Them

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What does a Foxxy say?
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

If it’s the end of the world it’s the end of human kind so the toilet paper is the least of your worries.

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#20

I Want To Punch Him (Today At Walmart)

I Want To Punch Him (Today At Walmart)

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
6 months ago

Nope, just take a packet out with a polite tho somewhat absent minded, "oh thanks so much" as if he's a restocker. 95% chance he's confused, mumbles "you're welcome"; in the US the other 5% he shoots you dead. Your mileage may vary...

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#21

This Woman, Hoarding All The Wet-Wipes At The Local Costco

This Woman, Hoarding All The Wet-Wipes At The Local Costco

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
6 months ago

COSTCO: WHERE RETAILERS SHOP.. NONE OF YOU KNOW WHAT THE INTENTION OF THIS PURCHASE IS.. ****ing grow up, and stop assuming until you know for sure..

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#22

It’s Jerks Like This That Makes Matters Worse

It’s Jerks Like This That Makes Matters Worse

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Carol Emory
Community Member
6 months ago

$110 for the whole lot. Sold! LOL. Then I'll go give them out to the elderly. Jacka$$.

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#23

This Person Bought Out Pretty Much The Rest Of Our Stock Of Toilet Paper And Paper Towels Yesterday

This Person Bought Out Pretty Much The Rest Of Our Stock Of Toilet Paper And Paper Towels Yesterday

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Random Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, why did you let them? In many places stores enforce a 2-3 items per person policy.

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#24

Coronavirus Panic

Coronavirus Panic

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Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I actually wonder if this is because of the Coronavirus. When I worked at a supermarket we had a couple of people coming in a few times a week getting a shit load of milk. One of them owned a cafe and the other owned a Wendy’s franchise and they bought their milk from the supermarket coz it worked out cheaper for them than ordering it from elsewhere. My point is this person could be buying them for their business and not actually being a selfish person.

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#25

Just Saw This Looking Through Craigslist

Just Saw This Looking Through Craigslist

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Carol Emory
Community Member
6 months ago

Again..turn them in!

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#26

Jan Is An Assh*le, Don’t Be Like Jan

Jan Is An Assh*le, Don’t Be Like Jan

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Kate S
Community Member
6 months ago

Here's an offer Jan ! Use that $125 and buy yourself a conscience

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#27

Clearwater Beach Packed Amid 'Social Distancing' For Coronavirus

Clearwater Beach Packed Amid 'Social Distancing' For Coronavirus

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Carol Emory
Community Member
6 months ago

I look at it this way..the people that are ignoring it are all the ones that will be fighting for their lives while medical personnel shake their heads because not enough ventilators are available for this kind of pandemic. Maybe this is the wake up call to get the ignorant and privileged to start realizing they can't do whatever the heck they want. And any of them that were on this beach that later cause an outbreak resulting in deaths should be charged with assault and manslaughter for ignoring officials.

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#28

'Ain't That Serious': Miami Spring Breakers Party On

'Ain't That Serious': Miami Spring Breakers Party On

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Community Member
6 months ago

a couple of useless knobs anyway. let em get it.

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#29

This Person

This Person

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Carol Emory
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like a lot of food for kids. Some of these parents are now having to feed kids that normally ate lunch and breakfast at school.

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#30

Jerks All Around!

Jerks All Around!

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Jim Kang
Community Member
6 months ago

While that's a bit more than normal, it's not quite the price gouging I'm seeing others try.

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#31

Are You Kidding Me?

Are You Kidding Me?

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AlphaPuck
Community Member
6 months ago

This is fake. They closed last Friday...

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