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

Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Judging by the size of that sweater she's been wearing it since she was 8

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Tambot
Community Member
5 months ago

Give your head a shake rainbow bright

Elsker
Community Member
5 months ago

since she's buying plants, maybe she actually is a beekeeper

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

More like the hat that goes with her riding habit and a black veil from a Halloween costume.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe it's just to remind her not to touch her face? She could at least have lined the part near her nose and mouth with something.

Sergio Serg
Community Member
5 months ago

Even scarier is this lady's vote is just as valuable as yours.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

Everyone who dresses weirdly in secret should embrace their colors, even after this pandemic is over. We need more positive, quirky energy out here.

Catherine Aries
Community Member
2 months ago

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Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm sure she DOESN't get the point, lol.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, it's fine. She's in Wal*Mart! A Walmartian COVIDiot has been spawned.

Shirley Richard
Community Member
5 months ago

People of Walmart

bill ding
Community Member
5 months ago

It's all about the fashion.

Meami
Community Member
5 months ago

Walmartians. SMH...

Margaret Jasper
Community Member
5 months ago

En garde! Fencing to fight covid!

Margaret Jasper
Community Member
5 months ago

En garde! Almost looks like she's in a fencing pose, ready to slay the virus.

backatya
Community Member
5 months ago

She's scared of bees in the store

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
5 months ago

Is it really possible people are this stupid!!!

Queen Jackson.
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen a person do?

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Mishte Tine
Community Member
5 months ago

What a wild photo. Is that a banged up knee, elbow, hand (??) lower left?

Catherine Cramer
Community Member
5 months ago

At least she'll be protected from the "face eating bees who have Covid".

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
5 months ago

She Is a beekeeper, in Her life!!!

Terry Gasca
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like your Walmart world

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
5 months ago

At least she has gloves on....

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
5 months ago

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JJM
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, at least she'd have trouble touching her face.

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
5 months ago

I've thought of doing this to troll people.

Grace Skerp
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't think that's a bee keeper helmet. Honey bees are hostile and aggressive about dark colors. They associate them with predatory mammals like bears or raccoons. A bee keeper's HAZMAT is always white. Yeah, that's less than useless.

Dónal Ó Murchadha
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, but I bet she hasn't touched her face since she put it on. Given that you touch your face on average 23 times a minute, she's smart. I bet people will be laughing at her jumper in a few years time too!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

They gots REAL big Covids in that town!

Tori Bishop
Community Member
5 months ago

I think you’re right 🤷‍♀️

Don Ball
Community Member
5 months ago

Killer Bees Viruses

Naomi Cline
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s for fashion! 🙄

Tracy Baparam
Community Member
5 months ago

I guess that sweater will keep the virus away

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm not sure she cares. For her, becoming a statistic is just another day at the office.

Lynn Ruth Greyling
Community Member
5 months ago

Dunno, perhaps she needs to shop the honey section...

Matias Ovando
Community Member
5 months ago

idiots why

Linda Harms
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, but 0% bee stings today.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

It boggles the mind to see how dumb people can be in the face of danger...

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought you said there is bees

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

That *MIGHT* just be a fashion choice! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Misterscooter
Community Member
5 months ago

Bees!! Your firearms are useless against them!

Sandra Porras
Community Member
5 months ago

Damn, I hate people

Jane Alexander
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, you're in luck! There's bound to be a lot fewer of them soon judging from these photos.

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AndersM
Community Member
5 months ago

Because those coronaviruses are just getting bigger and bigger.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
5 months ago

the size of bees!

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
5 months ago

the virus is too thicc

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
5 months ago

Can't spell Corona Virus without Bees

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
5 months ago

Not the beeees!

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe it’s just a hat she likes

Kerry Ericksson
Community Member
5 months ago

Do people like her ever turn on the news and listen...

Kevin Fox
Community Member
5 months ago

I think she is getting ready to add a plastic floral bag to it.

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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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