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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

Roadkill TheBrave
Community Member
3 months ago

I unfortunately know a couple of people who would think this would work. You don't even want to know the conversations I've had with them since this thing started.

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David Jeu
Community Member
3 months ago

How do you know it wont work? Even a napkin make a difference. Also she is probably goofing around :)

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean it is making the trip from the air to the lungs longer lol Also she’s not breathing all over everyone. I wish they could do a myth busters style test on all these ideas so see how much they help stop spreading it and stop getting it

Rick
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Also, this may be better on the “peoples question’s for Americans” BP article but WHY do so many people in America wear sunglasses in supermarkets? (Case in point, the lady in the top photo wearing black). I see it ALL the time in pictures, and on YouTube videos people film in supermarkets, loads of shoppers wear sunglasses. I know the US is way sunnier than my country, but why do people wear glasses INDOORS?

Felix Feline
Community Member
3 months ago

I do because the fluorescent lights irritate my eyes.

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Lazy Farmer
Community Member
3 months ago

It would work at least a little bit had she protected the top of the tube with some kind of filter / fabric

TUBLOVER3
Community Member
3 months ago

Might work better than what the other ones around her are wearing ... hey - a glove!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
3 months ago

Dick head

Eagle Girl
Community Member
3 months ago

Saw a guy in a full spiderman suit riding a bike

Theherplover
Community Member
3 months ago

I wear a big puffy unicorn mask. If I die at least I made em laugh

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, it might work of someone sneezes directly at her face... exept it will go airborn for 3 hours in aerozol xD

Catherine Aries
Community Member
1 month ago

The dumbest people shop at walmart

Kira K.
Community Member
2 months ago

*sigh* ahhh nuuu *smh*

Bored Silly
Community Member
3 months ago

There is a reason there are website dedicated entirely to the people u c at walmart.

SpillTheTea
Community Member
3 months ago

She’s still breathing the same air she breathes without the mask.

Lou Herout
Community Member
3 months ago

At the very least, it would keep you from touching your face...

Minecraft Nube
Community Member
3 months ago

Imagine someone coughing into the tube...........she would breath it in and out repeatingly........

backatya
Community Member
3 months ago

lol

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol!

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
3 months ago

This should on top of the list!!!!!

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
3 months ago

This is by far the Stupiderest thing i have ever seen!!!

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
3 months ago

Why the goggles?? And the mouthpiece looks more like a section of vacuum hose.

Kathleen Ludlow
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG! How stupid can one person be?!?

David Ellefson
Community Member
3 months ago

At least she won't drown.

Roger Bird
Community Member
3 months ago

No mask does any filtering. They just stop the exhalation from whooshing out far from the nose and mouth.

JJM
Community Member
3 months ago

She got the date wrong....it's not Halloween.

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
3 months ago

I wore my stormtrooper helmet out for a laugh.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe it's her idea of comic relief. But if she's serious, I hope she doesn't breed.

June Dominguez
Community Member
3 months ago

Uh! Really?

Laraine Kendall
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG!! Ignorance runs rampant!!

Curious Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

she's kind of hot.

Carolann Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

Not clear on the concept.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

No problem. She put a cork in the end...

Mari Bryant
Community Member
3 months ago

If it makes her feel safe, let her do it. Lol

Christine Myers
Community Member
3 months ago

This is hilarious!

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

Wouldn't adding a clothespin to her nose make her system more effective?

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 months ago

At least she's making an effort as opposed to everyone else in the store.

Backtotheislands
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, but she puts in all that effort, yet she doesn't stand 6 feet away from anyone. What's the point?

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Carmen Honacker
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! This has to be a joke. No one can be that stupid :D

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe she likes her virus from behind ; )... you never know

Matias Ovando
Community Member
3 months ago

XD wth

Hana Abera
Community Member
3 months ago

ok. IT WONT WORK LADY! Are u happy now?

Paul Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

Bet she can't even swim

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahaha!!! The contraptions I've seen since this all began...

Stimpy
Community Member
3 months ago

She obviously is joking...

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

Perhaps for individuals from planet it works

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Was she going for a laugh? What the hell else is it going to accomplish?

SteFaqs
Community Member
3 months ago

We all know this was taken long before Corona. It's Walmart!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
3 months ago

Would be ok if she had a filter on the snorkel

Sandra Porras
Community Member
3 months ago

ignorance again

Marie Bishop
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! People really are that stupid! No wonder we're all under quarantine!

Laana
Community Member
3 months ago

🤦🏻‍♀️

Max L.
Community Member
3 months ago

Credits : people of walmart dot com

Joonas Meriläinen
Community Member
3 months ago

Please please do not tell her.

Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
3 months ago

virus dont go down

Lynn Warrington
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow

Glenna Wheatley
Community Member
3 months ago

Reminds me of Jason from The Good Place.

Don Flynn
Community Member
3 months ago

only in a Walmart

Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that IS walmart!

Erin
Community Member
3 months ago

That is hilarious.

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
3 months ago

Why tell her? (This is a joke but...) We need less stupid on the planet right now.

Maja Radulovic
Community Member
3 months ago

Phobic..

స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
Community Member
3 months ago

It can spread through the eyes. It would do something but not much...

Rick
Community Member
3 months ago

This is just a joke surely? (Not that the virus is a joke, I mean her get-up)

Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

Scuba Steve's wife

Tovah Roche
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG! That's my neighbor! Yes, she's dumb as she looks. And bat shit crazy too.

Minh Le
Community Member
3 months ago

Why not? Her eyes, nose and mouth are covered as I can see

Aid Early
Community Member
3 months ago

It works if she put a filter on the pipe.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago

Hm. This lead me to ponder if there may be something in it? The coronavirus is supposedly spread by droplets which are then relatively heavy and fall to the ground rather fast. Is being taller a natural safety measure in and of itself? Do shorter people run a greater risk of falling ill with respiratory illnesses in general?

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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
3 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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