Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he has examined constructive for the coronavirus — greater than a yr after he contracted it for the primary time in November 2020.
“Covid-19 is the virus of Theseus,” Musk tweeted early Monday morning. “How many gene changes before it’s not Covid-19 anymore? I supposedly have it again (sigh), but almost no symptoms.”
Theseus is a hero from Greek mythology who was stated to have turn into early king of Athens after slaying the Minotaur. It’s not clear whether or not Musk had meant Proteus, the shape-shifting sea god.
While Musk has urged folks to get vaccinated, he stated he stays against vaccine mandates.
“To be clear, I do support vaccines in general & covid vaccines specifically,” Musk tweeted a yr in the past. “The science is unequivocal.”
Musk reversed himself from earlier feedback saying that he had no intention of getting vaccinated.
The Tesla chief brought on a stir when he stated that there was “some debate” in regards to the security of the second of two photographs folks should get to finish their Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations.
The Tesla CEO additionally famously lashed out at California authorities after lockdown measures compelled his Bay Area Tesla plant to close down operations within the early phases of the coronavirus pandemic.
In November 2020, Musk stated that was contaminated with COVID although he couldn’t say for certain since he was getting completely different check outcomes.
Musk ended up contracting what he known as a “moderate case” of the virus, evaluating his signs to a “minor cold” and noting that he was taking NyQuil for his signs.
In response to a Twitter reply, Musk final yr indicated that he determined to not get a vaccine as a result of another person may benefit extra from the shot on condition that he already had some immunity to COVID.
In the early days of the pandemic, Musk wrongly predicted final yr that there can be “probably close to zero new cases” within the US by the top of April 2020.