Hell Breaks Loose After Elon Musk Posts Controversial Meme About COVID-19
For the 100th time: The mask goes over mouth AND nose.— Chris Pyak (@chris_pyak) December 31, 2021
And this tweet is fake news. Hospital admissions are 60 times (!) more likely if you are unvaccinated.
The virus goes *viral* just like your tweets. Come on, Elon!!
Well, over 1 million in the US are. All due to Covid, not the vaccine.— Phil Hackemann (@PhilHackemann) December 30, 2021
Individuals who regard the coronavirus restrictions as violating their freedoms as well as opponents of vaccines appeared to back the tech maverick.
Many users argued that the meme was not support for either of the sides.
Not sure why people are hating on this it's just a FACT on how the world is DIVIDED right now, the meme itself does not favour any ideology it's just a simple representation of what is actually going trough both PROvax and ANTIvax minds, only hypocrites would take offence. 👌— Loxxylox76 (@loxxylox76) December 31, 2021
Still others simply joked about the issue.
This is not the first time that Elon Musk has made statements on the coronavirus pandemic that have raised eyebrows. At the beginning of the pandemic, he came under harsh criticism for downplaying the severity of COVID-19. He claimed US authorities had overcounted COVID-19 deaths and went as far as to suggest that by April 2020, the country would have "close to zero" cases. In addition, Musk criticised "stay at home" orders, calling them "fascist".
At the same time, he purchased 1,200 ventilators used to treat individuals with severe cases of COVID-19 and sent them to California as the state was facing a shortage of medical equipment. Musk’s company Tesla also commissioned a study on the disease to see how the immune system reacts to the virus.