Elon Musk says he won’t get COVID-19 vaccine when available

San Francisco: Even as the world eagerly waits for a Covid-19 vaccine, tech billionaire Elon Musk has said that he would not take one when it becomes available.

###

In an interview on the New York Times’ podcast “Sway” published on Monday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO slammed the widespread restrictions imposed across the country to deal with the pandemic.

###

When podcast host Kara Swisher asked “Will you get a vaccine? What will you do with your own family?” Musk said, “No, I’m not at risk for COVID. Nor are my kids.”

###

He said that it was a huge mistake to impose sweeping lockdowns.

###

“I mean this is a hot button issue where rationality takes a back seat. In the grand scheme of things what we have is something with a very low mortality rate and high contagion,” he said.

###

“Essentially the right thing to do would be to not have done a lockdown for the whole country but to have anyone who is at risk quarantine until the storm passes,” he added.

###

Talking about the public response to the pandemic, Musk said that his faith in humanity diminished due to the “irrationality of people in general.”

###

COVID-19 as killed over one million people in the world so far, while the US is the worst hit country where over 200,000 people have died due to the pandemic.

Click Here: liverpool mens jersey###

Musk has been critical of harsh restrictions on the movement of people from the very beginning.

###

He himself has been working as normal. His company SpaceX even achieved a major milestone when it sent NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and back amid the pandemic.

###

Musk also defended the opening of a Tesla factory in California in defiance of the local lockdown rules.

Leave A Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *