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Updated on: Thursday, July 30, 2020, 02:57 PM IST

Elon Musk throws shade at Bill Gates over COVID-19 vaccine

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On Thursday, Tesla boss Elon Musk slammed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after later hit out saying Musk should perhaps focus on making electric vehicles and rockets rather than spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter, Elon Musk wrote: "Sounds like he doesnโ€™t realize Tesla makes the vaccine machine for CureVac."

Meanwhile, in another tweet Elon Musk responded indirectly to Gates comment with a hilarious tweet. "The rumour that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue," he wrote on Twitter.

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On Tuesday, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke at length about coronavirus misinformation in an interview with CNBC. Gates, during the interview, said, โ€œElonโ€™s positioning is to maintain a high level of outrageous comments.โ€

The Tesla boss has making headlines for all the wrong reasons ever since the pandemic hit the US.

"He's not much involved in vaccines. He makes a great electric car. And his rockets work well. So he's allowed to say these things. I hope that he doesn't confuse areas he's not involved in too much," Gates said.

Gates' comments came after Elon Musk spoke misleadingly about COVID-19 and expressed doubt over the severity of the pandemic in the United States. "There are a lot of C19 false positives messing up the numbers. Even tests with 5% false positive rate (in field, not lab) would show up as ~17 million fake C19 cases even if there were actually none," Musk had tweeted on July 1.

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Published on: Thursday, July 30, 2020, 02:57 PM IST
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