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Elon Musk tests positive and negative for COVID-19 on the same day: Details

Friday, November 13, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Tesla's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk took four back to back COVID-19 tests on the same day, two of which turned up positive while two of them were negative.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Elon Musk claimed that "something extremely bogus is going on." He also mentioned that he was experiencing symptoms of a common cold and nothing particularly unusual. "Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD," Elon Musk's tweet read. Following the rapid antigen tests on Thursday, Musk said he was also awaiting results from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from different labs. Criticizing the CEO for the "irresponsible" tweet, several users called out Elon Musk for feeding misguided people with more conspiracy theories. "Something extremely bogus is going on. Someone so successful in one field repeatedly and publicly demonstrates himself to be so abjectly unable to grasp simple concepts in another, even to the detriment of millions of people who hang off his every word," a cardiologist wrote.

This is not the first time Elon Musk has made a controversial statement regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, as he had earlier suggested that a nationwide lockdown would, in no way, be effective. During an interview on an episode of a podcast in The New York Times, Elon Musk mentioned that neither he nor will his family get the vaccine for Covid-19 as they were, apparently, not at risk of contracting the virus.

 

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