Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he tested positive and negative for COVID-19 in a series of 4 tests yesterday.
The CEO, who is often skeptical and incorrectly commenting on the pandemic, used this opportunity to once again question the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.
Musk said that he is experiencing “typical cold” symptoms and tested positive in a rapid COVID-19 antigen test conducted by BD.
He then took 3 tests and reported that he tested positive and negative at the same time:
“Something extremely false is happening. Today we have tested COVID-19 four times. Both test results are negative and two tests are positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. BD̵7;s rapid antigen Testing.”
In a follow-up tweet, the CEO stated that these mixed results may explain the surge in cases, and he added that he is undergoing different tests:
In another tweet, Musk hinted that this is a way to get more income from the test:
After the pandemic disappeared, this argument has been pushing for the past few months.
As early as March, he declared that the trend indicated that by the end of April, there will be no more new cases in the United States:
At this point, it is not clear whether the CEO isolates himself and whether other members of his Tesla or SpaceX team have tested positive.
Last week, the CEO held positions in Germany and Sweden. Musk recently praised the district’s response to the pandemic, although its death toll is 20 times that of Norway and Finland.
Recently, his plane was spotted in Austin, Texas, from Monday to Wednesday, where Tesla is currently building a factory.
Then I went to Los Angeles and landed yesterday in the bay area where Tesla’s Fremont factory and Palo Alto headquarters are located.
First of all, I hope everyone can do it and stay safe with the situation. If Elon does have COVID-19, it is hoped that it is a mild condition and can recover quickly without any lasting side effects.
Having said that, he really needs to stop expressing doubts about the seriousness of the situation.
There is nothing false about this situation. The FDA warns that antigen testing may cause false positives. This is not new information.
If someone is positive in an antigen test, then a PCR test (also called a polymerase chain reaction test) is normal.
Although it does affect the data, it alone cannot explain the surge in conditions seen in many regions.
This is still a very real problem, killing many people and sending many others to the hospital, which often leaves survivors with long lasting symptoms
I can hardly believe that Elon would still be skeptical about this, and considering that this is a global problem, this has surprised conspiracy theorists. Is every country involved?
ICU units are overflowing in places like Saskatchewan and Oklahoma. Is that the result of a false test?
I think people will not take it seriously, and highlight and influential people have doubts, just like what Ellen has been doing since the beginning, it is a big problem conducive to spreading, because he is a loyal fan of his work, I feel Very sad to see it.
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