Elon Musk suspects something is seriously flawed with COVID-19 test, after he takes four COVID tests in the same day with 2 negative and 2 positive results, raising the question of whether current tests are accurate.
Entrepreneur and founder of Tesla Motors and Space X has questioned the accuracy and reliability of the current COVID-19 tests.
On Thursday, Musk tweeted: “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.”
Over the question of whether this was leading to the spike in cases across the US, Musk wrote in another tweet a few minutes later: “If it’s happening to me, it’s happening to others. I’m getting PCR tests from separate labs. Results will take about 24 hours.”
On Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that people need to let go of their “independent spirit” in the United States and “do what they’re told” by health experts and government officials to stop the pandemic, the Daily Wire reported.
“I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit,” Fauci said during a speech at Washington National Cathedral on Thursday. “I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”
Back in April, Elon Musk was one of the staunchest advocates for reopening the economy after the initial pandemic outbreak led to a shutdown across the United States. At that time, Musk unloaded a series of tweets speaking out against lockdowns and the shuttering of the US economy.
Musk also called out CNN for false reporting, in which the news agency said that the over 1,000 ventilators Musk obtained to help California hospitals had not been received. Musk responded in a tweet showing a partial list, which gave the name of the hospital and the number of ventilators delivered.
Musk wrote: “What I find most surprising is that CNN still exists. Partial list of hospitals to which Tesla sent ventilators. These were based on direct request from their ICU wards, with exact specifications of each unit provided before shipment.” Musk later posted emails with thank you notes received from the organizations that received ventilators, Daily Wire reported.