Tesla Chief Elon Musk Questions Efficacy Of Coronavirus Tests

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Thursday questioned the accuracy of COVID-19 tests. He claimed that on being tested, the report showed him both positive and negative twice on the same day, Reuters reported.


“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,” Musk said in a tweet.

Musk, who took rapid antigen tests on Thursday, said he was also awaiting results from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from different labs.

Asked by a Twitter user if he showed any symptoms, Musk said he had symptoms of a “typical cold”.

“Nothing unusual so far,” Musk added.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was alerting clinical laboratory staff and healthcare providers that false-positive results can occur with COVID-19 antigen tests.

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