Science

November 13, 2020

Elon Musk questions Covid-19 tests

Source: Flickr (Daniel Oberhaus) 

The Gist

Tesla's outspoken CEO claims to have taken 4 coronavirus tests on the same day that all gave different results. 

The List

  • Elon Musk took all 4 tests in the same evening after experiencing "symptoms of a typical cold". 
  • All 4 tests were the rapid antigen test administered by the same nurse. 
  • Some experts believe rapid Covid-19 tests can have a false positive rate of over 30%. 
  • Musk has been an outspoken critic of the coronavirus lockdown measures in the United States, and has claimed many time that the virus is not deadly enough to warrant shutting down businesses. 

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