Elon Musk arrives at a construction site in Gruenheide near Berlin. File
On of the brightest mind on earth Elon Musk said on Friday that he has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus and at the same time testing negative.
The angry Tesla founder questioned the validity of the procedures.
Musk said, “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.”
He also tweeted, “What is the general population (no knowledge of symptoms) accuracy of a sars-cov2 PCR test & is it possible to generate a false positive if you simply run enough cycles?
“Would be great to hear from people who know a lot about the PCR testing industry. What’s the approximate false positive rate, all things considered, for cov2 PCR tests?”
Musk told media that I would take more accurate PCR test which must be sent to a lab for analysis.
The rapid antigen tests have gained ground in recent weeks in view of backlogs at laboratories.
In March, Musk appeared to dismiss concerns about the pandemic.
Musk also defied lockdown orders in California to reopen the Tesla assembly plant, daring authorities to arrest him.
Musk's space company SpaceX was set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday, for the first time since a successful crewed test flight in May.
All residents are advised to conduct a CIVID-19 PCR test before flying to the UAE.
The tests can be done after obtaining an appointment with any of the government-affiliated facilities in Dubai.
In replies to a Twitter user's question, Musk said that both the virality of COVID-19 and fatality rate are overstated.
Shocked motorists and law enforcement watched in horror as the Nissan Altima was launched 120 feet (37 meters) down the highway in Lowndes County, according to police report on the May 24 crash.
The total resident population is up 34.2 per cent since 2010 — an increase of 8.2 million people, of whom 4.8 million are Saudi nationals. Among Saudis, 63 per cent of the population is below the age of 30.
In the first quarter of 2023, the Ministry of Economy imposed fines worth Dhs65.9 million on 137 companies operating in the UAE’s designated non-financial business or professions (DNFBP) sector.
"These provocative and dangerous maneuvers are a source of problems for maritime security," said Mao Ning, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, stressing that "the United States must immediately stop these dangerous provocations."