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Missouri man films himself LICKING toiletries in supermarket while asking 'who's scared of coronavirus?'

Calling his act unpleasant and disgusting, many netizens have demanded that he be arrested immediately
UPDATED MAR 23, 2020
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A video of a man has gone viral on social media for all the wrong reasons after he licked toiletry products in a supermarket. The man, believed to be from Missouri, US, can also be heard saying “who’s scared of coronavirus?” in the short clip.
The man was later identified as Cody Pfister by Antifa Public Watch APW that initially shared the video on Twitter. In the footage that has since been shared repeatedly on Twitter, he can be seen running his tongue on the toiletries on the shelf of the supermarket while looking at the camera. The caption tagged with the video says: “I’m a nasty moths f***er.”

His act, that can only be called unpleasant and disgusting, has left people baffled on Twitter with many demanding his immediate arrest. One user has commented on the video, asking Antifa Public Watch APW, “Even if we could identify this idiot, would anyone have the stones to actually punish him? He and others do what they do because the 21st century doesn't present him with serious consequences for his actions.” While another person commented: “How is this not bio terrorism?”

Meanwhile, UK morning TV presenter, Piers Morgan, has also slammed the man for his disgusting act. He has demanded a jail term for the 'moron', saying it might help 'concentrate his mind'. ‘The Good Morning Britain’ host has also said that the man should not be provided with healthcare if he contracts coronavirus.

“You know what I'd like to happen to him? I'd like him found, and I'm sure they'll get him, put in prison immediately and then I'd like him deprived of any health care should he then get the virus having deliberately tried to give it, potentially, to lots of other people,” Morgan said. He added: “That might concentrate the minds of these morons. And it might concentrate the minds of these morons here too.”

 This incident comes just a few weeks after a man was arrested in Belgium after he seemed to lick or suck his fingers before wiping them on a train’s handrail amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. According to reports, the man was on a subway train when he was captured on camera while lowering his face mask, putting two fingers into his mouth and then wiping them on the pole up and down. “The man (intoxicated) was arrested by the police and our security service. The subway train has been removed from service for cleaning. For your information, our metros are cleaned every day,” Belgium public transport provider The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company had said about the incident.
According to the WHO, COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It further says that most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. However, people who are already dealing with medical conditions and those aged over 60 have higher risk of developing severe disease, which could result in death.
The new coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and the disease caused by it, COVID-19, was soon declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020, by WHO.