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Musk underplays coronavirus threat in email to employees

Musk underplays coronavirus threat in email to employees

In an email to employees at SpaceX, Elon Musk said their risk of dying from COVID-19 is way lower than it is from being killed in a car accident. ’The risk of death from C19 is vastly less than the risk of death from driving your car home’, Musk wrote, adding that evidence suggests the virus is ’not within the top 100 health risks in the US’. Last week, Musk called the coronavirus panic dumb.

BoboRama 5 months

And he's *probably* right. 40k a year die on the road every year. It's not as if Corona isn't a problem, it's just not the apocalypse.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 5 months

Musk is smarter than a very large percentage of the US population and understands statistics, so when he says something like this it is based on mathematics not some emotional hope or feeling.

Sigfried 5 months

*views sources* OK, so: tech, left tech, and left. and this is only news because they think they can get clicks from panicking leftists. yes, Coronavirus is serious. No, Elongated Musk is likely not wrong in his statistics.

ConcealCarryProtect 5 months

Hopefully not in a Tesla car crash.

brad 5 months

He's right, you know. in fact, there are at 20 diseases that are more likely to kill you, and a plethora of more commonplace accidents, too.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 5 months

Remember, the proper way to gauge risk of dying is Deaths/(Deaths + Recoveries), which according to current statistics is about 6%. This number will continue to float until all cases have either died or recovered, and we will probably never have full statistics on those who got mild symptoms. However, 6% is the starting point for discussion.

Christian Wagner
Christian Wagner 5 months

Elon Musk, go drive from hospital to hospital in northern Italy and tell that to the nurses and doctors there face to face! - With this attitude the US will be like Italy within 4 weeks. - I am amazed, that Elon Musk is able to ignore exponential growth as an engineer...

Up 5 months

Isn't the figure like 100 people a day die in auto related accidents. So, yeah. He's right.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 5 months

COVID-19 isn't a problem if your a healthy young adult. so sorry boomers but it is being blown out of proportion for sure.

AntiBS 5 months

He doesn't underplay it. He's telling the truth you dumbasses. Is this site turning just another fake news site?

Jack 5 months

He has a higher chance of being struck by lightning than going into a grocery store himself.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 5 months

I know people who think he is the real life Tony Stark. All he is, is wealthy. He says dumb things all the time. He doesn't seem that smart.

Andrew 5 months

He’s correct, at the moment, but is it the wise thing to say 🤔

KOAN. 5 months

if him knocking up a c-grade thot wasn’t enough to lose respect for him, the fact that as an engineer he fails to understand exponential growth should cinch it.

Roxane 5 months

This is a germ, a pandemic and highly contagious, Its not comparable to an accident, this guy doesn't care about his employees, he just wants business as usual, the thing about that is, almost each employee will have family, and at least one will be either vulnerable or elderly, his emails are selfish, irresponsible and condescending.

Batman of Clownworld
Batman of Clownworld 5 months

This photo is like. If people are too sick to drive they have to use A.I. driven cars mahhahahahhhhahahahhah.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 5 months

It less risky than drive your car home for NOW. Depending on how this evolves Coronavirus could be apocalyptic for some countries. My guess is this could hurt old countries like Japan the worst.

Sir_Kutz 5 months

Yeah he’s right, but only because we take shit like this seriously.

teens 4 trump
teens 4 trump 5 months

over what period? I'm their life, yes. in the next two months: very uncertain. statistics can be misleading, even for Elon. look at the data for yourself.

David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty 5 months

I love how those facts are just his quotes lol. "car crashes are a conspiracy man!".

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