COVID-19: Elon Musk vows not to take vaccine, slams Bill Gates

COVID-19: Elon Musk vows not to take vaccine, slams Bill Gates

- Elon Musk has vowed that he will not be taking any coronavirus vaccine

- The SpaceX CEO said that this is because neither he nor his family members are at risk

- Musk also called Bill Gates a knucklehead for criticising his opinion on the lockdown

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The founder, designer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SpaceX, Elon Reeve Musk has vowed that neither he nor any member of his family will take a coronavirus vaccine when it is finally produced.

Musk said he will not take the vaccine because he believes he and his children are not at any kind of risk, New York Post reports.

The business mogul referred to the lockdown imposed by the Trump-led administration as a “no-win situation” which has dampened his faith in humanity.

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In his opinion, Musk preferred a targetted lockdown which should only affect those at risk of the global pandemic.

COVID-19: Elon Musk vows not to take vaccine, slams Bill Gates
Elon Musk and Bill Gates (Photo credit:
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Concerning Bill Gates' criticism of his position on the lockdown and the dreaded disease generally, Musk called the Microsoft founder a knucklehead.

Gates had said that Musk had very limited knowledge on the coronavirus, a position which truly infuriated the Tesla CEO.

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Musk said:

“Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing. It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in."

Meanwhile, Musk's company lost more than $100 billion of its market value.

With that, the tech giant lost a big one of $16.3 billion (N6,250,072,000,000). The car company also was not included in the S&P 500 Index.

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The loss was the biggest single-day drop ever recorded in the history of Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index.

After being financially badly hit, Musk was worth $82.2 billion, going below Bernard Arnault and Warren Buffet who are the fourth and fifth richest men in the world.

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