Elon Musk has been way off with his coronavirus predictions from the start, but now he’s doubling down with his asinine thoughts … by urging the U.S. to reopen and be “free” again.
The Tesla honcho just tweeted to his 33 million followers, “FREE AMERICA NOW” … following a couple other tweets encouraging states to ease pandemic lockdown restrictions, despite health experts’ warnings that doing so could lead to a spike in deaths.
Musk — who on March 19 tweeted about COVID-19, “Based on current trends, probably close to zero new cases in US too by end of April” — has been one of the loudest cynics of stay-at-home orders and has referred to the pandemic as overblown panic several times … despite nearly 60,000 deaths in the U.S. in a relatively short time.
Now he seems to be joining the chorus of naysayers like Tucker Carlson — who declared on his show Monday night that the coronavirus is “just not that deadly” and shutdowns don’t really work — who want to ignore the serious dangers of COVID-19 and get back to normal.
Truth is, it’s just not that easy — or safe, or smart — and Elon’s suggestion is dumbfounding.
However, as we’ve reported, he’s not alone — there are a lot of Americans who are quitting quarantine to head to beaches or attend parties … and it feels like things are coming apart at the seams.
Musk clearly doesn’t believe it’s a big deal — he just wants Americans to have their freedom back … whatever that means.