A tweet from Elon Musk regarding the COVID-19 vaccine has gained widespread attention after he commented on “disinformation.”
The Tesla CEO posted a compilation of news headlines on X, formerly known as Twitter, claiming that the different vaccines for the virus were “100% effective.”
Musk captioned the tweet on Tuesday, saying, “Have you heard dis information?”
Have you heard dis information?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 26, 2023
Musk stated that he’d prefer to face imprisonment than fire employees who choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
In his Tuesday post, Musk elaborated, “My concern was more the outrageous demand that people *must* take the vaccine and multiple boosters to do anything at all. That was messed up. Until the Supreme Court invalidated Biden’s exec order, SpaceX and many other companies would have been forced to fire anyone who refused to get vaccinated! We would not have done so. I would rather go to prison than fire good people who didn’t want to be jabbed.”
Musk mentioned that he contracted COVID-19 prior to receiving any vaccine doses. He revealed that his third vaccination nearly resulted in hospitalization.
He elaborated on his experience, saying, “As for myself, I got original Covid before the vaccine was out (mild cold symptoms) and had to get three vaccines for travel. The third shot almost sent me to hospital.”
He then asked, “How many other people out there have symptoms that are actually from the vaccine or Covid treatment, rather than Covid itself?”
Earlier, he mentioned receiving one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and two mRNA shots.
In a post on X earlier this year, Musk said, “I had major side effects from my second booster shot. Felt like I was dying for several days. Hopefully, no permanent damage, but I dunno.”
In his Tuesday post, Musk affirmed his belief in vaccines but emphasized that discussions regarding a vaccine’s efficacy should not be stifled.
He posted, “It’s not like I don’t believe in vaccines – I do. However, the cure cannot be potentially worse than the disease. And public debate over efficacy should not be shut down. There is also great potential for curing many diseases using synthetic mRNA, so let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.”
Musk’s comments come at the same time some on the left are suggesting reimplementing mask mandates. Meanwhile, conservative party leaders are pushing to rescind vaccine requirements and end all COVID-era government restrictions on personal freedom.