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'Everybody dies': Elon Musk says he won't take Coronavirus vaccine and lockdowns have 'diminished' faith in humanity; Calls Bill Gates a "knucklehead"
MSN ^ | 09/30/2020 | Spencer Neale

Posted on 09/30/2020 8:29:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Speaking on the New York Times opinion podcast Sway, Musk told host Kara Swisher that he and his family would not be taking a coronavirus vaccine because he doesn't believe the virus poses a serious enough risk to their health.

“I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk said.

Musk said sweeping restrictions on movement and business enacted due to the coronavirus had “diminished" his "faith in humanity." The entrepreneur said that instead of sweeping lockdowns, governments should focus on isolating those most at risk while allowing the rest of society to continue with normal life.

Musk told Fisher that "anyone who is at risk" should be "quarantined until the storm passes." When Fisher said that some people could be more at risk if Musk's idea became a reality, Musk responded that "everybody dies."

Musk, who is now among the richest men in the world after Tesla's valuation skyrocketed to staggering new heights this summer, said billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates was a "knucklehead" for suggesting that Musk was out of his depth when discussing "areas he’s not involved in too much."

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

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KEYWORDS: billgates; coronavirus; curevac; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; falsepremises; gatesfoundation; hcqludditeholocaust; hegeliandialectic; karaswisher; knucklehead; microsoft; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorktimes; plandemic; spacex; tesla; vaccine
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1 posted on 09/30/2020 8:29:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Of course not. Why would the elites take it? The rest of us will need vaccine passports to get a job.


2 posted on 09/30/2020 8:31:13 AM PDT by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well... He’s not wrong.


3 posted on 09/30/2020 8:32:25 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (A Psalm in napalm...)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Fisher said that some people could be more at risk if Musk's idea became a reality, Musk responded that "everybody dies."

Leftists:


4 posted on 09/30/2020 8:32:56 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Constitution guarantees the States protection against insurrection. Act now, Mr. President!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Musk will likely be richer than Gates a year from now. Will be fun to see how he trolls the entitled brat wonder when he does.


5 posted on 09/30/2020 8:34:21 AM PDT by montag813 (Nonsenze)
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To: SeekAndFind
The entrepreneur said that instead of sweeping lockdowns, governments should focus on isolating those most at risk while allowing the rest of society to continue with normal life. Musk told Fisher that "anyone who is at risk" should be "quarantined until the storm passes."

Thats not fair, just because it has worked for thousands of years doesn't mean it is still valid, especially since it doesn't allow for Politicians to impose Tyranny on the Healthy.
6 posted on 09/30/2020 8:34:52 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a bit off sometimes, but I like Musk.


7 posted on 09/30/2020 8:36:52 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: montag813

RE: Musk will likely be richer than Gates a year from now.

Question -— how much of Musk’s wealth comes from government mandates and subsidies?


8 posted on 09/30/2020 8:37:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: montag813

Musk is pretty much more deserving than Gates. I don’t think Musk really cornered any market like Gates did. Gates and Jobs were in a serious struggle for the PC desktop and Jobs lost, for lots of good reasons. MS has coasted for sooo long on its cash cow Office (that was used as the definition of a cash cow in higher economics at my Texas school) that they can afford to buy almost anything.

It was not unfairly earned, imo.


9 posted on 09/30/2020 8:39:07 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: SeekAndFind

I grow to like this guy a little more every day.


10 posted on 09/30/2020 8:40:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer.)
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To: proust

Well Musk was right on every point in that interview, including calling Gates a knucklehead.


11 posted on 09/30/2020 8:41:19 AM PDT by SmokingJoe (synopsis)
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To: EEGator

He’s an interesting person, sort of the Howard Hughes of our generation.


12 posted on 09/30/2020 8:42:14 AM PDT by lwd
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To: SeekAndFind

This is good to hear. Hopefully this will really help expose Gates and others for what they are.


13 posted on 09/30/2020 8:42:31 AM PDT by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not opposed to vaccines, but this one is being rushed.

Never install the x.0 version of software.

Never buy a car in its first production year.

In other words: Never be on the bleeding edge of technology.


14 posted on 09/30/2020 8:43:47 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Only communists call fascists right wing, because only communists are to the left of fascists.)
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To: proust

Thankfully one of “them” sees it our way! If enough of us protest, we could forestall the tyranny


15 posted on 09/30/2020 8:43:57 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: SmokingJoe

Of course he’s right. I can’t imagine elites being forced to take some vaccine.


16 posted on 09/30/2020 8:44:35 AM PDT by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would be willing to bet nowhere near the majority.
Musk actually produces things of value to society.
What percent of government spending do you think Musk(Tesla & Space X) gets?
I think it’s miniscule compared to all of the losers in our country that milk the government year after year, generation after generation.


17 posted on 09/30/2020 8:46:09 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind
Question -— how much of Musk’s wealth comes from government mandates and subsidies?

Could ask the same question of ADM and the Military-Industrial Complex.

18 posted on 09/30/2020 8:46:29 AM PDT by montag813 (Nonsenze)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Calls Bill Gates a “knucklehead”

Gates is using his fortune to build a bomb shelter for himself in New Zealand.

Musk is using his fortune to take people to Mars with Space X.

Who’s the visionary and who’s the knucklehead?


19 posted on 09/30/2020 8:48:09 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: Brookhaven

Precisely.
I always get the second or third year of a new Accord design.
I’m also extremely healthy at 45, so cost/benefit doesn’t necessitate a vaccine for me.
I’m sure others will apply cost/benefit analysis.


20 posted on 09/30/2020 8:48:10 AM PDT by EEGator
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