SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk who thinks the brand new coronavirus (COVID-19) debate is simply ‘dumb,’ on Sunday stated that the pointless concern over the pandemic shouldn’t be good for humanity.
“Worry is the mind-killer,” Musk tweeted.
Amid the speedy unfold of the Novel Coronavirus which has killed practically 5,000 folks on this planet, Musk seems to be dancing to his personal tune, underplaying the hazard from the risk repeatedly.
“Please inform your 32 million followers to hearken to social distancing suggestions,” reacted one Musk follower.
One other tweeted: “Hospitals are going to want assist, they are going to be overwhelmed quickly. As an alternative of this horse shit, assist unfold that message and mobilise sources for our healthcare employees who will desperately want them in coming days.”
In a memo to SpaceX staff final week, Musk stated that they had been far much less prone to die from COVID-19 than automotive crashes.
Musk added within the electronic mail that he doesn’t assume COVID-19 is “throughout the high 100 well being dangers in the USA”.
Within the US, over 1,600 confirmed circumstances of the Novel Coronavirus have been reported, whereas greater than 40 folks have died as a result of illness attributable to the virus.
Based on a report in The New York Occasions that cited an estimate by well being officers, if the unfold of the Novel Coronavirus shouldn’t be contained quickly, between 160 million and 214 million Individuals could turn into contaminated within the worst case state of affairs.
This isn’t the primary time Musk has underplayed the hazard from COVID-19.
In a tweet final week, he stated that “the coronavirus panic is dumb.”
“Virality of CoV-19 is overstated resulting from conflating analysis date with contraction date & over-extrapolating exponential development, which is rarely what occurs in actuality. Preserve extrapolating & virus will exceed mass of identified universe,” the tech billionaire reasoned.
“Fatality fee additionally significantly overstated. As a result of there are so few take a look at kits, those that die with respiratory signs are examined for C19, however these with minor signs are often not. Prevalence of coronaviruses & different colds on the whole inhabitants could be very excessive,” Musk stated.
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