Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday elevating doubts over the accuracy of Covid-19 exams. This comes after he took 4 coronavirus exams in sooner or later that gave various outcomes.
He wrote on the micro-blogging website, “One thing extraordinarily bogus is occurring. Was examined for covid 4 occasions in the present day. Two exams got here again unfavourable, two got here again constructive. Identical machine, similar check, similar nurse. Fast antigen check from BD.”
Musk revealed that he has not demonstrated any coronavirus signs, besides the widespread chilly. “Nothing uncommon to this point,” he added.
He additionally requested the Twitter neighborhood to weigh of their opinion on the coronavirus exams.
He tweeted: “Could be nice to listen to from individuals who know loads in regards to the PCR testing business. What’s the approximate false constructive fee, all issues thought of, for cov2 PCR exams?”
He additional questioned the accuracy and mentioned: “What’s the normal inhabitants (no data of signs) accuracy of a sars-cov2 PCR check & is it potential to generate a false constructive in the event you merely run sufficient cycles?”
Musk has remained skeptical in regards to the coronavirus, protocols, and testing for the reason that starting of the pandemic. Earlier in March, he had known as the panic across the pandemic “dumb.”
Later this yr, he once more stirred controversy when some Tesla staff on the California plant alleged that security measures on the plant had been insufficient and the corporate minimize fee or go away if the staff selected to remain at house fearing coronavirus.