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Virus skeptic Elon Musk tests positive and negative for COVID-19
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Elon Musk took to social media to announce he tested positive and negative for COVID-19, calling the process "extremely bogus," Thursday night.


The Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted on Twitter he took four COVID-19 tests, two of which came back positive while the other two came back negative, with the same machine, test and nurse.

Musk tweeted, "if it's happening to me, it's happening to others." He also posted that he is experiencing cold-like symptoms.

Musk took four rapid antigen tests, which offer results within 15 minutes but tend to be less reliable than polymerase chain reaction tests. Due to his inconclusive results, Musk is awaiting PCR test results from a separate lab, which will take about 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Musk has been skeptical of the virus. Yesterday he affirmed a tweet that alleged COVID-19 is a money grab.

In March, Musk predicted the U.S. would have "close to zero" new cases by April. However, the U.S. is currently preparing for another wave of the virus, and Texas, where he is building his next Tesla Gigafactory, just reached 1 million total cases as of this week.

Musk has called shelter-in-place orders "fascist," COVID-19 panic "dumb" and has tweeted "FREE AMERICA NOW," in regards to the stay-at-home orders states went under to contain the virus back in April.

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