Musk instead of spreading contentious opinions on COVID-19 should keep working on electric cars and rockets, Bill Gates suggested. The former Microsoft head said Musk’s words on the virus “outrageous” in a TV show yesterday.
“The positioning of Elon is to sustain a high level of ridiculous comments. He’s not involved in vaccines too much. He builds a great electric car. And his rockets work fine. So he’s not allowed to say these things. Hopefully, he will avoid confusing areas where he’s not much involved”, Gates stated in an interview to CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin on Squawk Box.
Musk had never shy in expressing their points of view. He commented in April that the lockdowns were “fascist” and against the rights of people. Musk was in no hurry to close Tesla’s Freemont factory, waiting a week after the Bay Area ordered unessentially businesses to shut down before consenting. It was then restarted “against Alameda County rules”, for which Elon asked just he be caught.
Furthermore, Musk debated about the infected numbers of COVID-19 recently. He posted a tweet regarding the “outrageous number of false-positive C19 tests,” which he asserted are a “big part of why C19 positive tests are spiking while hospitalisations and mortality are reducing”.
Dear Dr., you realize @elonmusk knew little about the luxury car market or NASA contracts when he started Tesla or SpaceX. Experience and degrees should not make us dismissive of differing viewpoints. No one benefits if we try to “shut up” the people who are not deemed experts. https://t.co/5RgWJWZDnc
— RS Tanner🚘 (@hot_rod_co) July 2, 2020
In America, about 4.3 million cases and 149,256 deaths due to Covid-19 are confirmed which are more than any country.
Talking over the social media’s role in spreading false information, Gates added: “When you permit people to reveal, you need to face the fact that certain invalid things that are very tingling can scatter quickly be compared to the truth. And we’ve always seen that with vaccines”.
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