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?

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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

PjandBolt
Community Member
5 months ago

HAH!! Covidiots!! That's a good one?

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Steve Cruz
Community Member
5 months ago

Little Red Riding Hood: "I'm not scared of you, I'm young and healthy." / / / COVID-19: "I'm just following you to grandma's house."

monkey hospital
Community Member
5 months ago

c'mon, Melbourne beaches aren't even that nice

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
5 months ago

Agreed. Having grown up bouncing between Wilson's Prom and Phillip Island, I struggle to even call the Melbourne version a "beach". I guess I'm a beach elitist.. "beachist", I'm happy with that.

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Linda HS
Community Member
5 months ago

Give it 14 days...

Lynn Warrington
Community Member
5 months ago

Good word!! "Covidiots"!! That should go viral

Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

They are practicing, yet too perfect it..

Dutch Vee
Community Member
5 months ago

The COVIDIOTS will be the end of us...

Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

SOCIAL DISTANCING not SUNBATHING

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

Are they rebels or are they just too stubborn or stupid to follow simple rules?

Lynn Ruth Greyling
Community Member
5 months ago

Misinformed that being half naked will protect you...

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

ha I laugh at death lets get a tan

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe they live all together in the same house... Then there would be no point in distancing

Woets
Community Member
5 months ago

Well.. as long they don't visit grandma, they are working very hard to contribute to group immunity

bill ding
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, 3 or 4 inches is distance.

Endishere
Community Member
5 months ago

They are actually practicing it: distancing one group of covidiots from other covidiots

backatya
Community Member
5 months ago

they'll regret it in the hospital

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
5 months ago

We can't get it cause we're outside

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
5 months ago

Share a Corona with me?

Bindi Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

Sincerely hope none of them are positive...and they don't live with vulnerable people, and don't meet anyone with ...oh what's the point, they are selfish guys who have non clue....

Mishte Tine
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

It’s always amazing to me that young people survive past their youth. Especially back in the day when universal safety issues regarding kids was basically limited to - touching the stove, playing with matches and running into the road after a ball. Keeping kids safe in a car was the driver-parent holding out their arm in front of the kids for a hard stop or potential accident.

Leslie O
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe they can't read.

Geordie Insomniac
Community Member
5 months ago

Not only are they not far enough away from each other, but if they have any scratches on their scantily clad bodies the virus could get in there!!! Yup, group human idiocy IS a thing!!!!

Aitchilm
Community Member
5 months ago

This group is social distancing from the other group.

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
5 months ago

They're social alright, just forgot the distancing.

JJM
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, that worked!!!!!!!!!!?????????

Maureen Peters
Community Member
5 months ago

Dimwits!

Viviane
Community Member
5 months ago

Practice is hard. "Tomorrow, we'll move two more inches away."

Garth Robinson
Community Member
5 months ago

That's one helliva bubble!

elfin
Community Member
5 months ago

I guess they need more practice.

April Vereb
Community Member
5 months ago

No doubt in my mind this is in California!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

It's scary these are our future leaders. Wasted college money.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

Where's Saint Kilda when you need him?

John Kamau
Community Member
5 months ago

I think they understand social (One Group) distancing from another social group

Don Ball
Community Member
5 months ago

Our youth are doomed anyway. Let them remain stupid for a few more years...

Mikuel Sampaguita
Community Member
5 months ago

literally Zero Fuqs given lol

Matias Ovando
Community Member
5 months ago

me: hey its carona time. them: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
5 months ago

We're young! And beautiful! And healthy! We can't get COVID-19!! ( Virus snickers wickedly...)

Just saying
Community Member
5 months ago

Idiot children thinking that neither they or their grandparents will possibly get it.

Annie
Community Member
5 months ago

They must have flunked elementary reading.

Sarah Stalder
Community Member
5 months ago

Dumbasses!

Teca Guimarães
Community Member
5 months ago

What a bunch os assholes!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
5 months ago

Teflon generation

AndersM
Community Member
5 months ago

And they're probably college students......

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
5 months ago

And this weeks Darwin Awards Winners are....

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

Nothing a little tear gas and bear spray won't fix!

Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
5 months ago

yo i think that sign needs to be replaced i don't think people can see it

Lazy Farmer
Community Member
5 months ago

Their thinking is this is America, I will do what I want. No wonder watching their leader's actions in the White House 🤦‍♀️

Jim Kang
Community Member
5 months ago

It's in Australia, not the States.

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Scratch
Community Member
5 months ago

Spray those fucking dullards with a hose.

Sandra Porras
Community Member
5 months ago

so sick of all the ignorance America shows,

Tovah Roche
Community Member
5 months ago

You're fairly ignorant yourself. St. Kilda Beach is in Melbourne, Australia. I'm American, btw.

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Lynden Manning
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5 months ago

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Didn't you know millennials are immune.

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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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