Musk reports testing positive for COVID-19: ‘I supposedly have it again’
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a Monday tweet that he “supposedly” has tested positive for COVID-19, adding that he has “no symptoms” yet.
“I supposedly have it again (sigh), but almost no symptoms,” Musk said in a tweet while referring to COVID-19 as the “virus of Theseus.”
“How many gene changes before it’s not Covid-19 anymore?” he added.
Musk visited Tesla’s Gruenhide plant in Germany last week, according to the newswire.
Covid-19 is the virus of Theseus.
How many gene changes before it’s not Covid-19 anymore?
I supposedly have it again (sigh), but almost no symptoms.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2022
Musk previously had COVID-19 in November 2020. He then questioned the accuracy of COVID-19 tests after alleging that results showed he tested positive twice and then negative twice all on the same day, Reuters reported.
However, in March 2021, he stirred up a bit of controversy after saying there was “some debate” about the safety of the second shot of the two-dose vaccines. Public health officials continue to maintain COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective in providing protection against the disease.
The tech mogul clarified those comments in a tweet a month later after being denounced by scientists and health experts for his statements about COVID-19. “To be clear, I do support vaccines in general & covid vaccines specifically. The science is unequivocal,” he said.
In a December 2021 interview in Time magazine, Musk revealed that he and his children have been vaccinated.
“You are taking a risk, but people do risky things all the time,” Musk said about those who choose to stay unvaccinated.
Musk has flip-flopped on his stance on COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. On March 6, 2020, just before lockdowns went into effect around the world, he tweeted that “the coronavirus panic is dumb.”