As the Coronavirus has spread across over 90 countries causing over 3,000 deaths globally the scare of it is quite high. As the world is suffering from the deadly virus a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk has surprised many.
The SpaceX founder on Friday tweeted that, ” The coronavirus panic is dumb”. This sparked the netizens who were quick to take on him. The netizens took him down by saying that for “billionaires” it might not be a panic but for common man it is.
Since the outbreak of virus Stock markets have plunged and concerns have led to shortages of face masks, disinfectants, and other items. Companies across the world are changing the way they work, asking and requiring employees to work from home, for instance, and stopping corporate travel. The stocks of Musk’s own firm Tesla are down more than 20% since the news of the virus outbreak triggered.
Thus, the remarks from him came as a shock. However, many who follow Musk know him of being outspoken on his Twitter account. Here is how the netizens reacted to his tweet:
sure is easy to say when u are a billionairepic.twitter.com/f99e1v67GHMarch 6, 2020
I'm totally amazed that somebody who owns a company where employees can't work from home would call taking steps to protect workplaces from a highly-infectious disease "dumb"…— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) March 6, 2020
You should try this to stay safe from Corona Virus pic.twitter.com/SP5AxbTP7j— kudrati mojito (@desimojito) March 6, 2020
People that have it : pic.twitter.com/5qO7SJ4S4w— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) March 6, 2020
Also here’s the best way to protect yourself from coronvirus pic.twitter.com/pRH7HLMdmh— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) March 6, 2020
There is no group immunity to novel coronavirus. No vaccine. Without constraint, it can be expected to infect 30-80% of the population this year. The CFR is currently 3.4%, but even assuming that it's much lower, well … this is just the U.S. pic.twitter.com/ugJ1maXWW9— Mark Sumner (@Devilstower) March 6, 2020
The worries of the poor look dumb to the rich.— Pete Forester (@pete_forester) March 6, 2020
I think so too. pic.twitter.com/XHhfwKrUya— Santosh Addagulla (@santoshspeed) March 6, 2020