Elon Musk is one of the references in the business world in the field of innovation, science or technology for his many initiatives to achieve new advances in any of these fields. However, Faced with what you might think, he has always been suspicious of the issue of vaccines to combat COVID-19.
The founder of Tesla affirmed last September to New York Times that neither he nor his family would get the vaccine: “I am not at risk of contracting COVID, nor are my children”. However, he now seems to have changed his mind, or at least has decided to clarify his position.
“To be clear, I support vaccines in general and covid vaccines specifically. The science is unequivocal. In very rare cases, there is an allergic reaction, but this is easily solved with an EpiPen ”, he sentenced last Wednesday on his Twitter account.
To be clear, I do support vaccines in general & covid vaccines specifically. The science is unequivocal.
In very rare cases, there is an allergic reaction, but this is easily addressed with an EpiPen.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2021
Musk’s controversial statements about vaccines
This billionaire wanted to make his commitment to vaccination clear, but in recent months he has made his skepticism clear on occasion. Without going any further, last month he questioned the safety of the second doses also on his Twitter account: “Surely the elderly or immunosuppressed should take the vaccine. However, there is some debate about the second jab. A few negative reactions to that. “
For sure wise for elderly or immunocompromised to take the vaccine. Some debate about the second jab though. Quite a few negative reactions to that.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2021
That is, he encouraged that group of people to get vaccinated but warned about negative reactions to second doses of vaccines, referring to those that may have been caused by the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Precisely now he says that these reactions occur “in very rare cases.”
If we go back a year ago, when the pandemic broke out, Elon Musk was one of those who did not give importance to what was happening in the world. His prediction in March 2020 was as follows: “Based on current trends, probably close to zero new cases also in the US by the end of April.”
Based on current trends, probably close to zero new cases in US too by end of April
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 19, 2020
He even described some blockade measures as “fascist” and lockdowns after fighting to keep its Tesla factory in California open.
According to him, he contracted a “moderate case” in November.
Although Elon Musk claimed that neither he nor his family would be vaccinated because they are not at risk, in the end he ended up contracting what he himself called a “moderate case” of the virus. It happened in November, and he compared his symptoms to those of a “minor cold.”
“I’m getting wildly different results from different labs, but most likely I have a moderate case of COVID.”, he claimed. “My symptoms are those of a mild cold, which is not surprising, since a coronavirus is a type of cold, “he explained, and told what was happening to him: “Two tests were negative, two were positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse ”.
Now that he supposedly has some immunity, Asked by a Twitter user regarding his firm decision not to get vaccinated, He has stated that he will do it “later” for someone else to benefit from the injection.