The Tesla boss sought to make clear his views to his over 50 million Twitter followers Wednesday insisting ‘I do help vaccines generally & covid vaccines particularly’ and saying that ‘uncommon’ allergic reactions could be ‘simply addressed’.
His feedback mark simply the most recent aboutface for the controversial billionaire who has repeatedly drawn ire over his response to the pandemic.
Over the past 12 months, Musk has gone from calling fears of the virus ‘dumb’, to falsely claiming kids are ‘primarily immune’ and branding lockdowns ‘fascist’ earlier than pledging to make ventilators to help states in bringing the outbreak below management.
Elon Musk has now stated he does help COVID-19 vaccines as a result of the ‘science is unequivocal’, only one month after he stoked fears about ‘adverse reactions’ to second photographs
‘To be clear, I do help vaccines generally & covid vaccines particularly. The science is unequivocal,’ Musk tweeted Wednesday.
‘In very uncommon circumstances, there’s an allergic response, however that is simply addressed with an EpiPen.’
Musk stirred up considerations concerning the security of the vaccine final month when he recommended the second dose of two-shot vaccines could possibly be dangerous.
The 49-year-old was replying to a publish somebody had shared about their mother and father’ refusing to get the vaccine ‘primarily based on stuff they noticed on Fb.’
Musk appeared so as to add gas to the so-called ‘Fb brainwashing impact’ cited by the social media person when he raised considerations about ‘fairly a number of adverse reactions’ to the second shot.
‘For positive clever for aged or immunocompromised to take the vaccine. Some debate concerning the second jab although. Fairly a number of adverse reactions to that,’ Musk tweeted on March 12.
After initially backtracking on his feedback Wednesday, Musk later appeared to double down on his doubts over the second dose.
‘In all probability J&J, however BioNtech & Moderna are good too. Some debate imo as as to whether a second artificial mRNA shot is de facto wanted, however the first is a no brainer,’ he replied to a person’s remark.
Each the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines permitted within the US require a second dose for optimum safety towards COVID-19.
The Tesla boss sought to make clear his views to his over 50 million Twitter followers Wednesday insisting ‘I do help vaccines generally & covid vaccines particularly’
Musk later recommended he nonetheless doesn’t need to be vaccinated so that somebody extra in want can get it as an alternative
The second Pfizer shot must be administered 21 days after the primary and the Moderna 28 days after.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine solely requires one shot.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday urged People to proceed to get each doses of Pfizer and Moderna, warning that folks could also be ‘in a tenuous zone if you do not have the complete affect’ of each doses.
A CDC research this week discovered each the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine was 80 % efficient in stopping infections amongst health-care and different important staff, rising to 90 % two weeks after the second dose.
Separate research present that negative effects are extra frequent after the second dose however extreme allergic reactions are nonetheless very uncommon with simply 4.5 incidents of allergic reactions reported for each million second dose of Pfizer administered, in keeping with CDC information.
His feedback come after he stirred up considerations concerning the security of the vaccine final month when he recommended the second dose of two-shot vaccines could possibly be dangerous (above)
Regardless of his reservations, Musk recommended he doesn’t need to be vaccinated so that somebody extra in want can get it as an alternative.
‘If you stated you were not getting it because you had Covid was that as a result of you do not need it, otherwise you suppose another person would profit extra since you could have some immunity to it already?’ one individual requested him on Twitter Wednesday.
‘Latter,’ Musk replied.
When one other individual commented that ‘there shall be loads in a number of months’, the Tesla boss responded: ‘A tidal wave of vaccine is being produced!’
It’s not clear if Musk now plans to get the vaccine down the road when he believes there are sufficient doses to go round and when his obvious immunity has decreased.
A 3rd of all People have now obtained no less than one dose of the vaccine with 19.4 % of the inhabitants absolutely vaccinated.
In November Musk stated he ‘probably’ had COVID-19 after he examined each optimistic and adverse twice
From April 19, all American adults shall be eligible to get the vaccine below Joe Biden’s up to date necessities to ramp up the rollout.
Again in September, Musk vowed he and his kids won’t get the vaccine when one turns into accessible to them as a result of he stated they’re ‘not in danger’ of the virus.
‘No, I am not in danger for COVID. Nor are my children,’ he stated in an interview on the New York Occasions’ podcast Sway.
This got here after Musk tweeted in November that he ‘probably’ had COVID-19 after he declared ‘one thing extraordinarily bogus is happening’ when he took exams and obtained conflicting outcomes.
‘Am getting wildly completely different outcomes from completely different labs, however probably I’ve a reasonable case of COVID,’ he stated.
Over the past 12 months, Musk has gone from calling fears of the virus ‘dumb’, to falsely claiming kids are ‘primarily immune’ and branding lockdowns ‘fascist’ earlier than pledging to make ventilators to help states in bringing the outbreak below management. Pictured Musk with associate Grimes and their son
‘My signs are that of a minor chilly, which is not any shock, since a coronavirus is a kind of chilly.’
Days earlier Musk claimed to have taken 4 coronavirus exams in a day, two coming again optimistic and two adverse.
‘Was examined for covid 4 instances at the moment. Two exams got here again adverse, two got here again optimistic. Identical machine, similar check, similar nurse. Fast antigen check from BD,’ he wrote.
Musk has repeatedly downplayed the extent of the virus which has up to now killed greater than 559,000 People.
In early March final 12 months, he fired off a tweet dismissing rising fears over the coronavirus outbreak as ‘dumb’ as circumstances mounted throughout the US.
‘The coronavirus panic is dumb,’ he wrote.
Days afterward March 19, when stay-at-home orders have been being launched throughout a lot of America, he incorrectly predicted that the pandemic could be all however over by the tip of April.
Final March he incorrectly predicted that the pandemic could be all however over by the tip of April
Final month, it emerged that a whole lot of staff on the web site in Alameda County (above) had contracted COVID-19 after being advised to return to work
‘Based mostly on present developments, most likely near zero new circumstances in US too by finish of April,’ he wrote.
He then incorrectly advised his followers that kids have been ‘primarily immune’ to the virus and blasted the nationwide lockdowns as ‘de facto home arrest.’
Musk then appeared to have a change of coronary heart, nevertheless, when he delivered over 1,000 ventilators to a California hospital and vowed to reopen Tesla’s New York manufacturing unit to assist make and distribute ventilators to the embattled state.
In Could, he introduced he was shifting Tesla’s HQ to Texas from California due to native lockdown guidelines as he defied officers and reopened his plant anyway.
Final month, it emerged that a whole lot of staff on the web site in Alameda County had contracted COVID-19 after being advised to return to work.
Round 450 of 10,000 staff on the plant contracted COVID-19 between Could and December 2020, in keeping with information obtained by The Washington Post.