Our lives are changing and we’re finding out that adapting to the “new normal” is harder than it looks on paper. While most of us occasionally slip up, there are some people who have completely left rational thought by the roadside the moment the quarantine came into effect.

Internet users can’t help but poke fun at how some people are clueless about how viruses work, so Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest photos of people doing dumb things during the pandemic. Scroll down, enjoy the coronavirus stupidity, and upvote your fave pics, dear Pandas. And let us know in the comments if you’ve encountered any Covidiots so far.

Avoiding products that have the name “Corona” in them is one thing, but microwaving money to “disinfect” it (pro-tip: don’t ever do this) and disregarding safe facemask and glove use is a whole ‘nother ball game entirely.

#1

Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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blugeagua
Community Member
5 months ago

What dumbasses. And other people who wear it have compromised immune systems who HAVE to protect ourselves somehow. My aunt and uncle who are doctors even said that wearing masks is a smart thing to do.

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#2

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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Vero Morales
Community Member
5 months ago

suddenly the virus its a pawn

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#3

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

I honestly haven't heard of these before...

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Fear makes us do stupid, dumb, irrational things. No matter how cool a cucumber you might be in fair weather conditions, once the coronacrap hits the metaphorical fan, your true character comes out. And the fear of the virus has created public panic in some places.

For instance, in China, there have been reported cases of people hunting down pet cats and dogs due to misinformation about how the virus works. Meanwhile in Malaysia, some citizens were busy spreading rumors that coronavirus patients turned into zombies.

#4

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

4 cases of beer, and chewing on his gloves. Excellent work sir.

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#5

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

They just want to join in.

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#6

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Let's start calling it the toilet paper virus so people won't hoard all the T.P.

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McDonald’s in China apologized after one of the restaurant’s branches in Guangzhou stopped black people from going inside. The company temporarily closed down the restaurant when it found out about the notice. Online rumors about the coronavirus circulating in Guangzhou led to hundreds of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels just last week.

#7

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
5 months ago

I know a couple of people who would do this for a laugh

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#8

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

I can only hope they were graffitied.. but honestly WTF?

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, that was my hope too.

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Beverly
Community Member
5 months ago

It's Louisiana.

Matthew Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

The irony is strong with this one

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

That's like being a flat earther and having a license plate that says NASA or being a vegan and having a plate that said STEAKYUM.

kitty_player 03
Community Member
5 months ago

WHY IS EVERYONE BLAMING 5G?? WHERE THE FUCK DID THEY COME UP WITH THAT??

Alan jones
Community Member
5 months ago

It's part of the racism sweeping America. Hey, 5G is HuaWei, the virus is Chinese. Need anyone say more?

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
5 months ago

Bill Gates once said something equivalent to this: "Nothing scares me more than stupid people."

Just Carmen
Community Member
5 months ago

Totally agree with Bill on that one!

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Hannah Boning
Community Member
5 months ago

If people keep saying that they are gonna get the virus it's called karma.

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

These fools are litterally terrorising Europe too. In my country these fools have set fire to several 4G transmitting antennas thinking they would stop 5G. 5G isn't even implemented on a large scale due to all sorts of legal procedures.

Hazel King
Community Member
5 months ago

What do they mean 5G=death? I’m confused.

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

I've not seen it myself, but apparently some people believe there is no Corona virus, but the symptoms are caused by 5G microwaves. Or somehow that the microwaves carry the virus? Not sure...

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Don Flynn
Community Member
5 months ago

one of the most asinine things I have ever heard

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg but honestly it doesn't surprise me. Look at what state it's from.

Captain Awesome
Community Member
5 months ago

Antivaxxer!

a random tree
Community Member
5 months ago

Where is an extinction event when you need one, am I right

rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

quack science

Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Anyone can buy a "Science" license plate.

Mystery Egg
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

There is a guy called David Icke in the UK. He’s been a famous crackpot since the late 80’s (believes the Queen is a lizard, etc). He is currently going round Twitter trying to convince people that COVID-19 is a hoax created by Bill Gates so that the vaccine he’s putting money into getting developed is actually full of mind controlling nano-bots. And that 5g spreads the virus (the one he doesn’t believe exists). The worst thing is that he has thousands of followers that believe him. His ideas used to be funny but now they are just outright dangerous. A warning to anyone that decides to look him up: you will be lost down the rabbit hole of batsh*t crazy for DAYS!

elfin
Community Member
5 months ago

This guy may not believe in viruses, but they believe in him.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
5 months ago

"VIRUSES DON'T EXIST" is stupid enough without the conspiracy du jour.

SF Angel
Community Member
5 months ago

Natural Selection- Phase 1

Dave “DodgyMerchant” Thompson
Community Member
5 months ago

Siens!!!!! @_@

Elli Rahim
Community Member
5 months ago

Serious mixed messages there. Is it a conspiracy theorist in a relationship with a scientist? Or a scientist was graffit'od? An interesting story in there nonetheless...

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

I think the person who wrote it doesn't own the car

Lazy Farmer
Community Member
5 months ago

I can't even... 🤦‍♂️

Ashley Conover
Community Member
4 months ago

Total idiots

Just Carmen
Community Member
5 months ago

This doesn't surprise me at all. It's in Louisiana!

bill ding
Community Member
5 months ago

Down in Loosiana wit da gree gree gumbo ya ya.

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
5 months ago

When will people realize that it wasn't 5g?

Wendy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Huh!!

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
5 months ago

Only in Louisiana!

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
5 months ago

Viruses... "don't exist"....?? I've heard all kind of things about what causes viruses- but denying their existence all together??

Geordie Insomniac
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone could have put it there as a prank, but wtf?!

Pippa Runs
Community Member
5 months ago

Antivaxxers 🤦🏽‍♀️

Roger Bird
Community Member
5 months ago

The grain of truth here is that viruses are everywhere and that it is the health of the person that determines how severe they will get sick.

JJM
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't know what 5G death means. But really, are you serious or just plain stupid?

blugeagua
Community Member
5 months ago

5G is something that crackpot conspiracy theorists think the Coronavirus started because of wireless technology.

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Jan G
Community Member
5 months ago

one free roll of tin foil for all the flat earthers in here 🗞️ the only thing you guys prove is that free access to education doesnt protect against morons.

Richard Brown
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, and the world is flat, vaccines cause autism and the lizards that are the government is reading our minds with satellites they bought off aliens while hiding in their illuminati bunkers in the middle of the earth so strap on the tin foil hats and keep your fingers crossed that your mobile phone does not cook your brain!

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

Trying to nudge the crazies toward the cliff?

Susan Thomas
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh my dear Lord...

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm struck dumbfounded... Flabbergasted...

chachkimooch
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Are they talking about computer viruses? Wifi? I don't get it!

kkathleen517
Community Member
5 months ago

What the hell is 5G??????

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
4 months ago

It's the new system that is slowly replacing the 4G cellphone system in use right now.

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Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
5 months ago

Of course, this has to be in Louisiana.

Mikuel Sampaguita
Community Member
5 months ago

Hmmm someone needs to get that dude a beacon burner

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
5 months ago

Dear fuckwad mcnuggets...

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

These denial people don't stand a chance. Science or no science. The virus has already demonstrated its existence.

Matias Ovando
Community Member
5 months ago

its bill nye the sience guy

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Hahaha!!! Someone needs to go back to school!!!!

CR Harvey
Community Member
5 months ago

This makes my brain hurt.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

well that's out the window

David Lynn Morehead
Community Member
5 months ago

weird,,,

Linda HS
Community Member
5 months ago

If covid-19 is not real, would they sign away the right to be treated/ hospitalized?

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🏽‍♀️

Hazel King
Community Member
5 months ago

I guess I’m confused. What do they mean, 5G=death??

Beth Ehresman
Community Member
5 months ago

Hazel, I'm guessing that they are referring to the new 5G telephones and 5G antennas.

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TheKnightOwl
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a facepalm if ever I saw one.

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
5 months ago

Sadly morons do exist.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
5 months ago

This person could be trolling.

Lynn Warrington
Community Member
5 months ago

Wtf is 5g???

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm no expert, but I think it's the latest technology for cellphones - it's supposed to let you transmit data faster or something. Now there's a conspiracy theory that 5G rays cause coronavirus, and people have been sabotaging cellphone towers...even in countries that don't have 5G technology.

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The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait isn't that my kid's high school science teacher?

Rick
Community Member
5 months ago

Is “science” a registered licence plate? Is that legal? If the driver bumped your car, how would you be able to identify them by plate if it simply reads “science”?

Catlady6000
Community Member
5 months ago

On a personalized license plate application, you write three choices, in case of duplicates. My cousin went thru 4 applications to get her plate

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Daniel Edon
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm no mathematician but is he saying there that 5G is greater than death? Cos he's got a point with that bit.

Luna Lovebug
Community Member
5 months ago

It think he means 5G = death ;) I also think he has found his way over to the Netherlands. Some idiot has been setting fire to our phone masts this last week. Some idiots fear the 5G is causing dangerous radiation or some even believe they are the cause of the corona virus.

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CincyReds
Community Member
5 months ago

He is right about the 5G though. That shit scares the hell out of me

Sandra Porras
Community Member
5 months ago

again, ignorant America

Sergio Serg
Community Member
5 months ago

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He's not incorrect. The company I work for refurbishes telecom equipment. What many people don't know is that very very very strong microwaves are used to send the signal out. Yes, the same microwaves that have been proven to give cancer. So, the stronger the signal the stronger the microwaves needed. These microwave machines have to be put in a special sealed room when we bench test them because of how strong the microwaves are. So, if you think this theory is a myth, think again. It's real and it's pretty straight and easy to prove.

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We can judge all we want, but elementary human psychology tells us that fear changes the way that we see the world and react to things. In times of panic, we’re far more likely to conform and turn to herd-mentality so that we can feel safe.

If your friends, family, and neighbors are doing something, the odds are, we’ll be doing it as well. The best thing we can do is try to calm down and bring a bit of logic and common sense back into our lives.

#10

Well

Well

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

protecting the chin is more important that the nose.. priorities

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#11

To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Dynein
Community Member
5 months ago

It's not THAT bad an idea. The buttons might be a bit more difficult to clean if you wanted to sanitize them - but in this case you'd just change the complete cover. If you really do that regularly, it might help a bit.

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#12

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

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Gin
Community Member
5 months ago

If you can't smell it, you already have it.

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#13

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

What hell? Send an email and give everyone a mandatory quiz on its contents.

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#14

To Shield The Face

To Shield The Face

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

First they go -"We don't have protection". Then they go - "The gear is not comfortable".

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#15

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Are you sure she doesn't just dress that weird on a regular day

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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.... or not.. there are so many covidiots in the world

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#17

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

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EA
Community Member
5 months ago

Ewww! What the actual. Are people really this ignorant and missing the ENTIRE point of wearing gloves? At first I was amazed at the number of adverts and posters telling people how to wash their hands properly. As if people don’t already know but it wasn’t long before realising the horrible truth that people obviously don’t know!

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#18

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

And he hasn't payed for dose chips yet

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#19

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

It Covid-19, not Birdbox, lol

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#20

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

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Dynein
Community Member
5 months ago

Comforting!

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#21

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

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#22

To Protect Against COVID-19

To Protect Against COVID-19

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

That is awesome

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#23

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

This one is more humorous than idiotic. Doesn’t belong here.

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#24

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is it so hard to understand how to use masks?

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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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Rick
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Yeah, cos I’m sure the kid being paid a shitty wage, being forced to go to work at the same time global news is urging people to stay at home as much as they can, probably working 12 hour + shift and the only protection they get from their managers is a pair of cheap gloves thrown at them at the start of the shift really cares by that point. And newsflash: if the gloves aren’t replaced after each transaction, there is no point in wearing them as they don’t offer any protection to the wearer or the people they are exchanging items/money with.

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#26

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
5 months ago

Well at least they didn't melt into 1 big blob like the plastic Canadian bills, but still who the hell put money in the microwave???

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#27

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
5 months ago

This is nothing. In some regions here in India people are even beating up the medical staff and stone pelting them for coming to their locality for testing.

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#28

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

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Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Plus the idiot opened the Doritos from the bottom. Now they're all gonna fall out!

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#29

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

So go out. Take walks, with some social distance... but stop being douche-canoes and putting people at risk! As much as I don't care about these people getting sick, I do care about the exponential spread of the disease and trying not to overwhelm our hospitals.

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#30

I Don't Think That's How It Works

I Don't Think That's How It Works

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Taylor Karp
Community Member
5 months ago

And they call Americans idiots...at least now we know Covidiots, which are the worst kind of idiots, exist in all countries

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#31

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

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Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

It doesn't seal and fogs her glasses up.

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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

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Martine
Community Member
5 months ago

What a waste of a perfectly good mask.

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#33

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

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Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm guessing they don't open both registers at the same time. But all are marked off for when they are used. Are they supposed to remove the tape after every shift? Who is the real covidiot here?

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#34

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
5 months ago

Call Security!

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#35

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

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Rick
Community Member
5 months ago

Masks are scarce and hard to come by and therefore not available to everyone so you put the guy down because he’s trying to protect himself?

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