Elon Musk suspects strange, even “bogus,” activity with current COVID testing. Musk raised eyebrows when he took four tests in one day, two of which came back positive and two were negative.
So, does Musk have coronavirus? Apparently, four tests aren’t enough to say.
Musk weighs in:
Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 13, 2020
According to tests, COVID cases have spiked nationwide of late. As Musk says, this can’t be happening just to him.
“If it’s happening to me, it’s happening to others,” Musk tweets. “I’m getting PCR tests from separate labs. Results will take about 24 hours.”
Musk said he has common, mild symptoms of a “typical cold.”
Dr. Clare Craig, a diagnostic pathologist, says there are testing issues and that the PCR errors are causing “a false positive pseudo epidemic”:
We are in a false positive pseudo epidemic pic.twitter.com/ET7kvnDg4k
— Dr Clare Craig (@ClareCraigPath) November 12, 2020
There are still significant questions remaining about COVID, including the reliability of widespread testing. This is particularly troubling as decision-makers have used them as the basis for issuing stay-at-home advisories and cancelling Thanksgiving.
Assuming Joe Biden prevails, as news networks project, the number of positive cases will be a determining factor in deciding if he will lock down the country.
OutKick’s Clay Travis discussed the topic Friday morning:
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that the Biden administration will try to implement nationwide lockdowns.
“I’d make it nearly a 100% certainty. The only thing to keep this from happening, honestly, would be if we could get the vaccine rolled out and start delivering it before he’s inaugurated.
“One of Biden’s top COVID advisors is already saying he’s in favor of a four-to-six-week lockdown. I’d be shocked if he doesn’t try this. That’s despite the fact that Biden lied and said he wouldn’t lock down the country in the debates.”
What a mess.