More COVID-19 tests are being done, but . (Public Health – Seattle & King County via Twitter)
Billionaire Elon Musk knows his stuff when it comes to rockets or electric cars. But does that translate into epidemiological expertise? Not completely, according to Washington state’s coronavirus trackers.
Musk weighed in today in a Twitter response to a GeekWire story that focused on Washington’s rising number of COVID-19 cases as well as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“The situation is critical in many places across the United States, and all the happy talk and wishful thinking in the world is not going to wash that away,” Inslee said. “So we are taking very strong measures to get people to mask up. We know that’s the solution from a health standpoint, and the way to reopen our economy.”
Musk, in contrast, has voiced skepticism about some of the restrictions that were put in place in California to quell the spread of coronavirus. During an earnings call with financial analysts in April, the Tesla CEO said the state’s stay-at-home order was “fascist” in nature. “Give people back their goddamn freedom,” he said.
He was more measured in today’s tweets, which called attention …read more