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Man licks grocery items to prove he’s ‘not scared of the coronavirus’

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused people to be extra cautious of the places they go and the things that they touch. Many individuals even wear surgical masks and pack an extra bottle of alcohol to protect them from possible contagion. However, not everyone follows these safety measures–there are some people who still choose to challenge the disease’s virality for their “15 minutes of fame.” Case-in-point, this man reportedly from Missouri, United States, who licked a whole row of grocery items to prove that he’s not scared of the coronavirus.

In a video shared on various social media platforms, the American can be seen bending down and gliding his tongue down a row of toiletries. Before doing this, he looks at the camera and says, “Who’s scared of the coronavirus? Don’t touch your mouth.”

Screengrab from YouTube.com

The clip–which was captioned: “I’m a nasty motherf•••er”–garnered multiple negative reactions from online users. One person tweeted, “HE IS WICKED.” While another person noted, “Well, this is a familiar scene.”

This man, though, isn’t the first person to commit these “unsanitary crimes.” Last week, a woman gained internet infamy from licking a toilet seat to do the #coronaviruschallenge. And the week before that, Metro reported that a Belgian man was arrested for wiping his saliva all over the train’s handrail.

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During this time of crisis, it’s best not to challenge the information provided to us by health officials regarding COVID-19 prevention measures. So, let this story be a reminder for everyone that the internet “fame” is not worth it if you’re just going to endanger yourself and others around you.

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