Americans Are Microwaving Books To Combat Coronavirus, Libraries Complain


While there are many ‘covidiots’ who are throwing COVID-19 parties and not taking the current pandemic seriously, on the other extreme, there are people who are taking paranoia about the virus to another level.

It all started a few days ago when the staff at Michigan’s Kent District Library put up a Facebook post on their page and highlighted how they received burnt books back. They drew the conclusion that these were, in fact, microwaved by people in a bid to apparently sanitize them.


Reminder that KDL will quarantine returned materials for 72 hours. The pictures below show what will happen, when you…

Posted by Kent District Library – Plainfield Township Branch on Thursday, June 18, 2020

In the post, they asserted the grave repercussions of doing so. They captioned the photos warning, “The radio frequency tags in all KDL materials have metal in them. They will catch on fire in the microwave.” They also stated the precautionary measure they would take on their end of quarantining all the materials which would be returned to them by people for a duration of 72 hours.

The ordeal that they shared on social media soon went viral. Here are some of the Twitter reactions:-


Elizabeth Guarino-Kozlowicz, who is the regional manager of the Kent District Library was left baffled as she said, “I’m really not sure why someone would do this,” reports CNN.

While it can be admirable to go the extra mile to take all possible precautions during this time, but things are getting really bizarre these days. Which is the most berserk precaution you’ve seen someone take? Tell us!

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