On Wednesday afternoon, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, sent out a tweet indicating his support for the newly released COVID-19 vaccines, writing: ”To be clear, I do support vaccines in general & covid vaccines specifically. The science is unequivocal.
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To many people, Musk’s recent tweet, comes as a bit of a surprise, mainly due to his past comments on the Coronavirus pandemic. Some of which include, calling the COVID panic “dumb”, saying the “US was headed towards zero cases by the end of April”, “kids were immune to COVID” and “he wasn’t going to get vaccinated”.
Just to paint a clear picture of how badly Elon Musk downplayed the Coronavirus in the past, here are a couple of his tweets criticizing COVID and COVID vaccines in chronological order: