Elon Musk says he supports COVID-19 vaccines – a month after sparking fear

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Elon Musk has now said he supports COVID-19 vaccines because the “science is unequivocal,” just a month after sparking fears of “negative reactions” to second shots.

The Tesla boss tried to clarify his opinion to his more than 50 million Twitter followers on Wednesday, insisting “ I support vaccines in general and covid vaccines specifically, ” saying that “ rare ” allergic reactions can be addressed “ easily ” .

His comments mark just the latest overface for the controversial billionaire who has provoked repeated anger over his response to the pandemic.

Over the past year, Musk has no longer called fears of the virus “ stupid, ” but falsely asserted that kids are “ essentially immune ” and “ fascist ” branding lockdowns, before pledging to make fans to support states in the process. bring the outbreak under control.

Elon Musk has now said he supports COVID-19 vaccines because the “science is unequivocal,” just a month after sparking fears of “negative reactions” to second shots.

‘To be clear, I support vaccines in general and covid vaccines in particular. The science is unambiguous, ‘Musk tweeted on Wednesday.

“In very rare cases, an allergic reaction occurs, but it is easy to deal with with an EpiPen.”

Musk was concerned about the vaccine’s safety last month when he suggested the second dose of dual vaccines could be harmful.

The 49-year-old responded to a message someone shared about their parents’ refusal to get the vaccine “ based on things they saw on Facebook. ”

Musk seemed to add fuel to the so-called ‘Facebook brainwashing effect’ mentioned by the social media user when he expressed concern about ‘quite a few negative reactions’ to the second shot.

‘Especially for the elderly or immunocompromised to take the vaccine. Some discussion about the second shot. There were quite a few negative reactions to that, ” Musk tweeted on March 12.

After initially coming back to his comments on Wednesday, Musk later appeared to redouble his doubts about the second dose.

‘Probably J&J, but BioNtech & Moderna are good too. Some argue whether a second synthetic mRNA injection is really necessary, but the first is a no-brainer, ‘he replied to a user’s comment.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved in the US require a second dose for maximum protection against COVID-19.

The Tesla boss tried to clarify his opinion to his more than 50 million Twitter followers on Wednesday, insisting, 'I support vaccines in general and covid vaccines in particular'

The Tesla boss tried to clarify his opinion to his more than 50 million Twitter followers on Wednesday, insisting, 'I support vaccines in general and covid vaccines in particular'

The Tesla boss tried to clarify his opinion to his more than 50 million Twitter followers on Wednesday, insisting, ‘I support vaccines in general and covid vaccines in particular’

Musk later suggested he still doesn't want to get vaccinated so someone more in need can get it instead

Musk later suggested he still doesn't want to get vaccinated so someone more in need can get it instead

Musk later suggested he still doesn’t want to get vaccinated so someone more in need can get it instead

The second Pfizer injection should be given 21 days after the first and the Moderna 28 days after.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one injection.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday urged Americans to continue to get both doses of Pfizer and Moderna, warning that people are “ in a weak zone if you don’t get the full impact ” of both doses.

A CDC study this week found that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were 80 percent effective at preventing infections in healthcare and other essential workers, increasing to 90 percent two weeks after the second dose.

Separate studies show that side effects are more common after the second dose, but serious allergic reactions are still very rare with only 4.5 incidents of allergic reactions reported for every million doses of Pfizer administered, according to data from the CDC.

His comments came after raising concerns about the vaccine's safety last month, when he suggested the second dose of dual vaccines could be harmful (above)

His comments came after raising concerns about the vaccine's safety last month, when he suggested the second dose of dual vaccines could be harmful (above)

His comments came after raising concerns about the vaccine’s safety last month, when he suggested the second dose of dual vaccines could be harmful (above)

Despite his reservations, Musk suggested he doesn’t want to get vaccinated so anyone who needs more help can get it instead.

“When you said you didn’t get it since you had Covid, was it because you don’t want it, or do you think someone else would benefit more because you already have some immunity to it?” one person asked him on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Lately,” Musk replied.

When another person said that “there will be enough in a few months,” the Tesla boss replied, “A flood of vaccines is being produced!”

It’s not clear whether Musk now plans to get the vaccine on track if he believes there are adequate doses and if his apparent immunity has waned.

One-third of all Americans have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 19.4 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.

In November, Musk said he 'most likely' had COVID-19 after testing both positive and negative twice

In November, Musk said he 'most likely' had COVID-19 after testing both positive and negative twice

In November, Musk said he ‘most likely’ had COVID-19 after testing both positive and negative twice

Beginning April 19, all American adults will be eligible for the vaccine under Joe Biden’s updated requirements to ramp up the rollout.

In September, Musk promised he and his children will not receive the vaccine if one becomes available to them, saying they are “ at no risk ” for the virus.

‘No, I am not at risk for COVID. Neither do my children, ”he said in an interview on the New York Times podcast To wave

This came after Musk tweeted in November that he “ most likely ” had COVID-19 after declaring that “ something extremely bogus is going on ” when he took tests and received conflicting results.

“I get completely different results from different labs, but most likely I have a moderate case of COVID,” he said.

Over the past year, Musk has no longer called fears of the virus `` stupid, '' but falsely asserted that kids are `` essentially immune '' and `` fascist '' branding lockdowns, before pledging to make fans to support states in the process. bring the outbreak under control.  In the photo Musk with partner Grimes and their son

Over the past year, Musk has no longer called fears of the virus `` stupid, '' but falsely asserted that kids are `` essentially immune '' and `` fascist '' branding lockdowns, before pledging to make fans to support states in the process. bring the outbreak under control.  In the photo Musk with partner Grimes and their son

Over the past year, Musk has no longer called fears of the virus “ stupid, ” but falsely asserted that kids are “ essentially immune ” and “ fascist ” branding lockdowns, before pledging to make fans to support states in the process. bring the outbreak under control. In the photo Musk with partner Grimes and their son

“My symptoms are those of a mild cold, which is not surprising given that a coronavirus is a form of the common cold.”

Days earlier, Musk claimed to have taken four coronavirus tests in a day, two of which came back positive and two negative.

Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. The same machine, the same test, the same nurse. BD fast antigen test, ‘he wrote.

Musk has repeatedly downplayed the magnitude of the virus that has killed more than 559,000 Americans to date.

In early March last year, he fired a tweet in which he dismissed growing fears about the coronavirus outbreak as “ stupid ” as cases accumulated in the US.

“The panic surrounding the corona virus is stupid,” he wrote.

Days later, on March 19, when home residences were introduced in much of America, he incorrectly predicted that the pandemic would be nearly over by the end of April.

Last March, he incorrectly predicted that the pandemic would be nearly over by the end of April

Last March, he incorrectly predicted that the pandemic would be nearly over by the end of April

Last March, he incorrectly predicted that the pandemic would be nearly over by the end of April

Last month, it was found that hundreds of workers at the Alameda County site (above) had contracted COVID-19 after being told to return to work.

Last month, it was found that hundreds of workers at the Alameda County site (above) had contracted COVID-19 after being told to return to work.

Last month, it was found that hundreds of workers at the Alameda County site (above) had contracted COVID-19 after being told to return to work.

“Based on current trends, probably almost zero new cases in the US by the end of April as well,” he wrote.

He then falsely told his followers that children were “essentially immune” to the virus and blamed the nationwide lockdowns as “de facto house arrest.”

However, Musk then seemed to change his mind when he delivered more than 1,000 fans to a California hospital and pledged to reopen the Tesla factory in New York to help make and distribute fans to the controversial state.

In May, he announced that he was moving Tesla’s headquarters from California to Texas due to local lockdown regulations, while defying officials and still reopening his factory.

Last month, it emerged that hundreds of workers at the Alameda County site had contracted COVID-19 after being told to return to work.

According to data obtained by, approximately 450 of the 10,000 workers at the plant contracted COVID-19 between May and December 2020 The Washington Post