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Professional golfer Phil Mickelson triggered leftists on social media after asking some logical questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its latest variant.
The 51-year-old PGA champion said he was “just curious” about some things regarding the omicron variant and posed questions that many would agree were fair things to consider, be they from politicians and public health officials or from non-experts such as Mickelson.
“Serious question since I’m not a dr. If omicron is contagious but not deadly(25,000 cases in Africa with no deaths) why try and control it?” he asked in a tweet on Thursday.
“Why not let it go and let people get it and develop immunity? Especially for those who won’t get vaccinated?” he wrote, adding, “Pls no hate, I’m just curious.”
In the not-so-distant past, asking questions like these would not land someone in the line of fire but would have sparked lively debate and discourse. But in 2021, Mickelson’s straightforward queries set off criticism from lefties who, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, leave no room for logical questions about the virus and its variants.
PSA: please stop seeking, giving or receiving medical advice on social media. Talk to a Dr. Thanks.
— Tom McNaughton (@tmcnaughton33) December 23, 2021
Because the health care system is overwhelmed with unvaccinated patients and hospital staffs are exiting from exhaustion and frustration. Why not tweet for all your many fans to get vaccinated. Do some good.
— DavidB (@dbv154) December 24, 2021
You do realize the power you wield by “just asking” this question, right? Please stop pretending you’re innocently floating an idea – we’re two years deep into this. Take some responsibility.
— 🙈🙉🙊 (@toddkimmelman) December 24, 2021
But many Twitter users applauded the golfer for voicing the questions many others have on their minds as well.
I suspect many are asking a similar question…
— Jonathan Sabin (@jonathanwsabin) December 23, 2021
Oh man, I would hate to see your Twitter feed after this one… Good luck, Phil. https://t.co/GvjHUjJEK1
— Will Bryan (@willwbryan) December 24, 2021
Smarter than 99% of the “experts” out there! https://t.co/0E8cn6gpJt
— Bret Hudzietz (@bhudzietz) December 24, 2021
Many responded to Mickelson’s tweet with a sobering reality check.
Because it’s about control Phil not about anyone’s health. https://t.co/Etm2oEKb2r
— 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙻𝚘𝚞 𝚆𝚑𝚘 🎄 (@HarleyMonster) December 24, 2021
This makes too much sense. That’s why they won’t do it. They want to try & control the spread so they can still justify the mandates. https://t.co/kxgd5nn93o
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) December 23, 2021
What’s sad about this thread is the number of people freaking out over simple, honest question. https://t.co/NnIPRpkM2a
— Stevie Janowski (@S_Janowski) December 24, 2021
Brilliant… Legendary golfer gets it but politicians the world over don’t… We’ll said Phil!!!
— Mark Smith (@Sm1thysTweet) December 23, 2021
The responses to this show a culture that is addicted to fear
totally addicted https://t.co/xJ3OR20kl8
— ThunderB (@Pimpernell13) December 24, 2021
There’s a segment of the population (politicians) that never want this to end. Merry Christmas!
— Dawn Venosa Mannix (@DawnMannix) December 23, 2021
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