Elon Musk says he won't get COVID vaccine

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 21:31

Calls Bill Gates a "knucklehead".

PALO ALTO, Kalifornia (PNN) - September 30, 2020 - Continuing his weeks-long feud with Bill Gates, whom he lambasted days ago for having "no clue" about electric pickup trucks, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now taken more shots at the Microsoft founder while decrying the idea of taking the coronavirus vaccine during a podcast with Kara Swisher.

Musk said on the recent podcast that neither him nor his children are at risk of dying from COVID-19, and that as a result, they would be unlikely to need the vaccine. “I’m not at risk, neither are my (children),” he said.

Musk said, “This is a no-win situation. It has diminished my faith in humanity, this whole thing. The irrationality of people in general.”

He also spoke out against the global lockdowns (again), calling them a mistake and saying only the vulnerable should be in quarantine until after the virus passes. Musk had previously called the lockdowns "unethical" and "de facto house arrest".

Speaking about Bill Gates, Musk said, “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.”

Gates had previously said of Musk that he hoped he “doesn’t confuse areas he’s not involved in too much.”

When he was asked about the risk of the virus to his employees and their families, Musk responded, "Everybody dies."

He continued, “We’ve been making cars this entire time and it’s been great. Through this entire thing, [SpaceX] didn’t skip a day. We had national security clearance because we were doing national security work. We sent astronauts to the space station and back.”