- Elon Musk says he and his family will refuse to take any of the future COVID-19 vaccines since they are not at risk.
- Musk insisted that the quarantine should only involve locking down people at risk until the danger passes, instead of widespread nationwide.
- He also called Bill Gates a “knucklehead” in response to Gates calling him “dumb” for his vaccine skepticism.
Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk says that even if the COVID-19 vaccine would be readily available, he and his family would not be taking the vaccine.
Musk pointed out, “I’m not at risk, neither are my kids.”
This pronouncement in Kara Swisher’s podcast, Sway, yet again puts the 49-year old billionaire in a controversial position.
The Tesla CEO added that the national lockdowns have diminished his faith in humanity.
Musk previously likened the widespread quarantines to “de facto house arrest” and a “no-win situation.”
He sets SpaceX as an example of not skipping a day during the pandemic, saying, “We had national security clearance because we were doing national security work. We sent astronauts to the Space Station and back.”
He suggested that a more targeted lockdown instead of sweeping measures would be more effective. He suggested that it would be better if “anyone who is at risk” is “quarantined until the storm passes.”
When Swisher reacted to this and said that this can potentially kill people, he responded, “Everybody dies.”
The billionaire even took a swipe at fellow billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates as “knucklehead.” Musk even wrote a series of cryptic tweets in July saying “Billy G is not my lover” and “The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue.”
It can be recalled that Microsoft founder Gates called Musk’s skeptical views on the coronavirus as “dumb”. Gates said that Musk “doesn’t confuse areas he’s not involved in too much,” as he did not know much about vaccines.
To which Musk told Swisher, “Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing. It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in.’”
Tesla is the manufacturer of equipment CureVac, a German biopharmaceutical firm.
Source: New York Post