Elon Musk Either Has Covid or Has Stumbled Upon Proof of a Conspiracy

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Like countless high-profile figures and even more regular people, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tested positive for Covid-19, he reveals on Twitter. So either he’s caught the virus or he’s just stumbled upon proof of a worldwide conspiracy.
Only hours ago, Musk took to Twitter to reveal that he’d been tested after showing symptoms of a slight cold. Since 2020 means you can’t sneeze without dreading you’re infected and everything else that entails, this meant he had to be tested. Two of the tests came back positive and, to his surprise, two more came back negative.

“Something extremely bogus is going on,” Elon says on social media. “Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.” Just to be on the safe side, the Tesla CEO plans to take two PCR tests as well, at different labs, but he will have to wait 12 hours to get the results.

It’s not uncommon for rapid antigen tests to come back with false negatives and it’s a known fact that they’re not entirely accurate, which is why a diagnosis is not confirmed until backed by a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. Many of Musk’s followers have already pointed this out to him, but he’s yet to reply to any of them, as far as we can tell.

Musk is not concerned about the accuracy of the tests per se but, as he makes it clear, rather about the fact that he stumbled upon proof of a worldwide conspiracy – and an explanation for the spiking numbers in the U.S. “If it’s happening to me it’s happening to others,” he says. To one user’s observation that profits from tests are “not bogus & very consistent,” Musk responds, “Exactly.”

This isn’t the first time that Musk stokes conspiracy theories or, depending on which side of the issue you’re on, delivers proof that one such conspiracy exists and it’s operating on a worldwide scale. That said, he did step up early on in the pandemic, sending hundreds of respirators and PPEs to under-stocked hospitals in the U.S.

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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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