Elon Musk Tests Both Positive and Negative, Calls It Bogus
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he took the virus test four times in one day and results show that two times he tested positive while two times negative. He says if this happened to him, it can happen to anyone.
"Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD," Tesla CEO wrote on his Twitter early Friday.
Musk, actually did a series of tweets. In his second tweet he wrote, "If it’s happening to me, it’s happening to others. I’m getting PCR tests from separate labs. Results will take about 24 hours."
Musk, who earlier in 2020 dismissed concerns about the risk of this virus and fought lockdown orders in California, said he planned to take the more accurate PCR test which must be sent to a lab for analysis.
Some users advised the Tesla boss to wear a mask and stay away from other people.
Lots of false positives in rapid tests?
According to a report by the news agency Reuters, Musk's abbreviation BD in his message of the conflicting results meant Becton Dickinson, a provider of rapid antigen tests for the novel coronavirus. The company announced in September that it was investigating reports of false-positive results with its tests. In addition, at the beginning of November, the US medical authority FDA advised laboratory and hospital staff of possible false alarms during antigen tests.
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