Say what, now? Elba said it was "very obvious" that the planet was reacting to being abused the same way a human might— by retaliating aggressively. Here's what he said:
"One of the upsides of this whole drama is that we are forced to think together as a race. We really are, as a human race.
Our world has been taking a kicking. We have damaged our world, and it's no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race. It's no surprise that a virus has been created that is going to slow us down, and ultimately make us think differently about our world and ourselves.
For me, that's a stand-out thing that's very obvious. That, this is almost like the world's cry out. Like: 'Hey, hey, hey – you are kicking me and what you're doing is not good, so I'll get rid of you.' As any organism would do, (the world) is trying to get rid of an infection, and maybe this is it for the world."
That's one explanation... Elba's view of the COVID-19 spread as the planet's way of punishing humans for not being environmentally conscious will likely appeal to climate change alarmists.
Elba is right, partially — humans do bear significant blame for the spread of the virus, specifically due to the conditions and behavior in China (potentially the consumption of bats or other wildlife from wet markets) and the subsequent suppression of information about the virus by the Chinese government.
(H/T The Daily Wire)