Elon Musk Declares “The coronavirus panic is dumb” MSNBC Reporter Responds

In a viral tweet that has been liked over 1.6 million times and has over 300k people talking, Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared “The coronavirus panic is dumb.”

Stephanie Ruhle of MSNBC appeared to take exception to the tweet, writing:

There may be unnecessary precautions & panic @elonmusk.
But consider what is driving it. When faced with risks, the best way to manage overreaction is expert leadership providing honest information.
The absence of that logically sparks overreaction.
So what exactly is dumb?

Musk wrote in a separate pair of tweets:

Virality of C19 is overstated due to conflating diagnosis date with contraction date & over-extrapolating exponential growth, which is never what happens in reality.

Keep extrapolating & virus will exceed mass of known universe!

Fatality rate also greatly overstated. Because there are so few test kits, those who die with respiratory symptoms are tested for C19, but those with minor symptoms are usually not. Prevalence of coronaviruses & other colds in general population is very high!

Musk also jokingly tweeted a roll of $3999 toilet paper.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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