Elon Musk says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Elon Musk says he has tested positive for COVID-19

This weekend, Tesla CEO and tech mogul Elon Musk revealed that he “most likely” has COVID-19.

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While responding to a Twitter user who asked if he had the disease, Musk emphasized that although he got “completely different results” from multiple tests, he most likely survived a “moderate case” of COVID-19.

erujabidi I am getting completely different results from different laboratories, but most likely I have a mild case of Covid. My symptoms are symptoms of a mild cold, and this is not surprising, because Corona virus is a type of cold.

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Musk’s admission comes after he claimed early Friday morning that he had been tested for COVID-19 “four times” and had mixed results.

Something very fake is happening. Coronavirus was tested four times today. Two tests were negative and two were positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. BD rapid antigen test.

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With his likely recent diagnosis, Musk also described the personal symptoms and treatments he was relying on while fighting the virus.

MustafaHosny, Oh God, Amin Down. Feel like a normal cold, but more in the body and pain. Cloudy head from coughing / sneezing. DayQuil rocks.

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He also delved into it while describing how he was tested for COVID-19.

PPatholeAstroJordyerujabidi doing tests from several different laboratories, at the same time of day, administered by RN & amp; Dial threshold of the PCR N1 gene cycle. There is no official standard for PCR testing. I’m not sure people realize this.

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According to Reuters, PCR tests are more accurate than rapid tests.

Musk’s diagnosis of COVID-19 arrived during a big weekend for his rocket maker SpaceX, which launched the first operational flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA this evening.

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And even though Musk was recovering from his diagnosis, he still celebrated the anniversary of the successful launch.

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