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Elon Musk says coronavirus pandemic is ‘practice run’ for future viruses

Posted on: May 11, 2020
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Elon Musk says coronavirus pandemic is ‘practice run’ for future viruses

“At some point there probably will be a pandemic with a high mortality rate, something that’s killing a lot of 20 year olds, let’s say. This is kind of like a practice run for something that might in the future might have a really high mortality rate,” the Tesla CEO said in an interview with comedian Joe Rogan that aired Thursday. 

The WHO warned last month that more young people are becoming critically ill and dying from the coronavirus. Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies program, has said that it’s a mistake to assume the virus only seriously harms older people and those with underlying health conditions. 

Musk has been a vocal critic of how government and health officials are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic that’s killed at least 73,431 people in the United States. While talking to analysts in the company’s Q1 2020 earnings call, Musk said stay-at-home orders are “forcibly imprisoning people in their homes against all their constitutional rights.”

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