Telsa and SpaceX founder Elon Musk dropped another media bomb this week, stating that neither he nor his family will be taking the experimental COVID-19 vaccine which is being fast-tracked by governments and pharmaceutical giants. Musk added that he won’t be partaking in the vaccine roll-out, even if it was readily available.
During a press appearance on Monday with the New York Times opinion podcast Sway hosted by Kara Swisher, Musk explained why he thinks the aggressive push for mass vaccinations does not really equate the actual risk posed by COVID to the population.
“I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” said the 49 year old billionaire entrepreneur.
Musk slammed the government’s nationwide lockdown, calling it a “no-win situation.”
“The question is what, on balance, serves the greater good,” he said.
Musk pointed out that oppressive lockdowns “diminished my faith in humanity,” and did not actually stop the virus, and called the whole pandemic situation a “no-win situation.”
Musk previously referred to quarantines as “unethical” policies which equate to “de facto house arrest.”
Rather than draconian lockdown laws, Musk said that government should be doing more targeted measures where those at risk could be “quarantined until the storm passes.”
When leftwing host Swisher accused Musk of being insensitive to the possibility that humans ‘could potentially die’ if draconian lockdowns and mass vaccines weren’t forced on the population, Musk replied simply, saying that, “Everybody dies.”
CNN took the opportunity to pile-on the righteous indignation, claiming that “Elon Musk is once again publicly downplaying the risks of Covid-19.”
On the subject of Microsoft founder turned billionaire vaccine mogul, Bill Gates, the Telsa CEO hit back at Gates’ criticisms of Musk where Gates accused Musk ‘not know much about vaccines.’
“Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing,” said Musk. “It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in,” referring his firm Tesla getting its equipment for the German biopharmaceutical firm CureVac.
In July, Musk trolled Gates with a series of cryptic tweets saying, “Billy G is not my lover,” and “The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue.”
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