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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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.

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
1 year ago

This also allows you to spray the button panel with disinfectant without damaging the electrical contacts behind the buttons.

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Christina Brooks
Community Member
1 year ago

Friends hotel did same, easy to sanitize no little crannies to worry about.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the person that taped a foam pad to the elevator and filled it with one-use-only toothpicks that people could use to push their button. There was also a cup taped to the wall for people to dispose of used toothpicks.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
1 year ago

It's simple. I keep my fingers perfectly safe. I use my tongue.

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
1 year ago

I gave you and up vote. And that's disgusting.

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Wayne Beesley
Community Member
1 year ago

Waste of plastic - the thing that’s actually killing us ....

JJM
Community Member
1 year ago

So the buttons are sanitized but we are still vulnerable if we touch the plastic and then our face......have I go that right?

XxRosexX
Community Member
1 year ago

But the cover has corona now and you touch that.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Saran Wrap and tape. I think I see where they’re going with this idea, but doubt they thought it the whole way through.

Michelle Boden
Community Member
1 year ago

It's to protect the mechanics. People are going around spraying things like this with sanitizers and it messes up the controls. Grocery stores had to put plastic over all their credit card machines at self check-out because of this reason.

Kevin Fox
Community Member
1 year ago

Just to clean them. Good idea

Carolann Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

I go outside my apt every morning and sanitize the elevator buttons, door handles and railings in the lobby. That was after I saw how few people used gloves and weren't careful about their hands.

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
1 year ago

What good is this crap? It still gets touched by how many people?

Amy Rick
Community Member
1 year ago

I found out that businesses have started covering buttons simply because people spray them with disinfectant, which can ruin the electronic elements.

Henry Cheves
Community Member
1 year ago

There are some people who touch their face while wearing the same gloves they've worn for the last month.

Vicky Shah
Community Member
1 year ago

Put a stand or bowl with toothpicks and a basket and u don't even have to touch the plastic. Safe and cost effective.

MikeMaxis
Community Member
1 year ago

Bottom line is its ok to touch, just don't touch your face after you should be ok.

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
1 year ago

So the buttons will be kept clean, but unless you change that bag every time someone touches it, the situation will only result in a contaminated bag.

Tenerife
Community Member
1 year ago

Use your key to press the buttons:)

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
1 year ago

ROTFLOL!

Mishte Tine
Community Member
1 year ago

This is what my local Safeway did for the card payment keypad. The lack of information and/or seriousness or simple thinking is so dangerous.

Rich Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

Stop and Shop in my area have similar covers on the pay pads in the self-checkout area. Can't imagine what they were thinking.

Aitchilm
Community Member
1 year ago

This still has to be cleaned every time someone touches it. Unless there is just one person per floor.

Harold Houfek
Community Member
1 year ago

Use a pen or pencil

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
1 year ago

Because there is nothing sadder than elevator buttons going into respiratory arrest....

Curious Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

even worse.. they have a 13th floor.

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

Elevator buttons are made of anti-microbial plastic.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

It will be a lot easier to clean this way.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

Carry some toothpicks if you'll need to push those buttons.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

In a similar vein, keep your fingers off those touch screen order boards in fast-food joints. You might get something even worse.

Matias Ovando
Community Member
1 year ago

the wrap is infected

Les Belhoceens
Community Member
1 year ago

And there is a 13th floor?

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Just press the button with your tongue, that way you don't have to touch it

Patty Leaton
Community Member
1 year ago

recycle

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Magic antiviral plastic film.

Annie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewe! Wear gloves before touching that!

Donna Cheung
Community Member
1 year ago

This plastic cover is for the protection of the buttons when people spray alcohol or sanitiser on it. It is also easier to be wiped clean or completed changed.

Drive Bee
Community Member
1 year ago

This could help if it gets changed often, I still wouldn't count on it!

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

Not sure abroad but with the daily regulation, it fits here in Italy, you just need to switch the plastic every time you sanitize the common areas, which will be mandatory, as of las news, twice a day. It is felt that the twice a day indication will be varied in every four hours, since stores opening time will be increased in the attempt to avoid crowded hours.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

At least they tried to do something, bless their hearts.

Coffey Murphy
Community Member
1 year ago

Press and Seal works better

Adam C
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people put plastic round remotecontrol to keep them "clean".

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes! When staying in a hotel, pack a plastic baggie for remote controls. A good practice to use whenever you travel!

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 year ago

Stay safe buttons and keep your distance!!

Sandra Porras
Community Member
1 year ago

this is an ignorant America

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

A perfect illustration of when you have this great thought but didn't think it through.

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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