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Elon Musk, who predicted ‘close to zero’ new coronavirus cases by the end of April, demands we ‘free America’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s coronavirus tweets from last month sure haven’t aged well, but he’s still got even more to confidently declare about the pandemic.Musk on Twitter this week criticized lockdown measures put in place in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, demanding in one, “FREE AMERICA NOW.” He applauded Texas for its plan to begin reopening the state’s economy, and said the U.S. should “reopen with care and appropriate protection, but don’t put everyone under de facto house arrest.”Musk also replied to a user who claimed the “scariest thing” about the pandemic isn’t the coronavirus but seeing Americans willing