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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.

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Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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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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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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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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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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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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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.

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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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To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Dynein
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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#21

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

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

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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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, cos I’m sure the kid being paid a s****y 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
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A 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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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