The mood across the world seems to have changed in the past couple of days after Pfizer announced that their vaccine was 90% effective – although not sure why as it’s still going to take ages to administer to everyone and then there’s those people that are going to refuse to take it as well – but Elon Musk has decided to be really annoying and say something stupid to put a major dampener on it all.
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Elon tweeted the following six hours ago:
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 (@elonmusk) November 13, 2020
Ugh. That’s such an irresponsible tweet from a person of his status, even if it did actually happen because it’s just going to mobilise all the people who follow him who don’t believe that Coronavirus actually exists and all the conspiracy theories that come along with that train of thought. That isn’t what the world needs right now.
Indeed, it doesn’t take too long to doom scroll down his replies to find a couple:
Mind-blowing fraud is occurring.
I know of four people who missed their scheduled test and got four positives in the post.
My friend’s dad died of heart failure, they put Covid on the death cert, no test, no prior symptoms.
— President-Elect Jim Corr (@Jimcorrsays) November 13, 2020
Its call Agenda 21 Great Reset brought to you by The Club of Rome and the darkside pic.twitter.com/PqznzCGop6
— L (@LouSainato) November 13, 2020
Ugh again. Thankfully, there are at least some tweets from medical professionals explaining why this is the case near the top of his replies, so hopefully some people who are worried by his tweet might scroll down and take note of what actual scientists are saying instead of some dickhead from South Dakota or wherever. Hopefully you do the same reading this.
It’s called science Elon. Even HIV tests aren’t 100% accurate. These are brand new. There’s no bogus. Don’t feed the stupid people with more conspiracy theories.
— BittBurger (@BittBurger) November 13, 2020
I’m a diagnostic pathologist. There are issues with testing at the moment. The rapid antigen test is more likely to underdiagnose than overdiagnose so you should indeed get checked with PCR. However, PCR errors are causing a false positive pseudoepidemic. https://t.co/zmocrnzWuO
— Dr Clare Craig FRCPath (@ClareCraigPath) November 13, 2020
It matters what order you received those results. If you had the first two tests come back negative earlier in the day and then the last two tests come back positive later in the day, then it could mean you passed the threshold for detecting the coronavirus as they replicated.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) November 13, 2020
For more of the same, check out when he wiped off $13 billion from the value of his own company with one tweet. What a legend.