Kirk Cousins’ grim outlook on contracting COVID-19: ‘If I die, I die’
Kirk Cousins offered up a soberingly grim outlook that downplayed the risks of contracting COVID-19, bluntly stating, “If I die, I die.”
Appearing on Spotify’s “10 Questions” podcast hosted by NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt this week, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback expressed skepticism on the effectiveness of wearing masks to limit the spread of coronavirus.
“I want to respect what other people’s concerns are. For me personally, just talking no one else can get the virus, what is your concern if you could get it, I would say I’m gonna go about my daily life,” Cousins said, as transcribed by the New York Post. “If I get it, I’m gonna ride it out. I’m gonna let nature do its course. Survival-of-the-fittest kind of approach. And just say, if it knocks me out, it knocks me out. I’m going to be OK. You know, even if I die. If I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that.
“So that’s really where I fall on it, so my opinion on wearing a mask is really about being respectful to other people. It really has nothing to do with my own personal thoughts.”
Cousins’ view on COVID-19 arguably is a pragmatic one, albeit quite bleak. It cannot be understated how it contradicts CDC guidelines and the advice of the world’s foremost medical experts about limiting widespread transmission of illnesses like COVID-19.
That being said, Cousins is cut from a rare cloth when it comes to his views on life. After all, this is a man who in 2018 took to social media to document how he has a tower of stones located at the front of his home that he strangely utilizes to confront his own mortality.
In other words, Cousins taking a wholly somber view of potentially contracting COVID-19 and dying — not to mention his skeptical view of masks — aligns with how he seemingly chooses to live his life.