Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday that he "most likely" has mild COVID-19, but questioned the accuracy of the tests.
Am getting wildly different results from different labs, but most likely I have a moderate case of covid. My symptoms are that of a minor cold, which is no surprise, since a coronavirus is a type of cold.- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2020
“I get very different results from different labs, but most likely I have a mild case of coronavirus. My symptoms are symptoms of a mild cold, which is not surprising since the coronavirus is a type of cold, ”Musk tweeted.
He did not mention whether the results came from polymerase chain reaction tests, which are more accurate than rapid tests.
"A little up and down. The sensation is similar to a common cold, but the body hurts more and the head becomes cloudy than when coughing /sneezing, "Tesla CEO wrote in response to a user's question about symptoms.
A little up & down. Feels just like a regular cold, but more body achy & cloudy head than coughing /sneezing. DayQuil rocks.- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2020
Musk said Thursday that the results of a rapid antigen test on the same machine and in the same test showed he tested positive twice and then negative twice on the same day.
Potential infection will prevent Musk from being present at his SpaceX launch this Sunday with four astronauts on board.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's first full-fledged human mission using a private spacecraft has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday evening due to forecasts of gusty coastal winds over Florida, the US space agency said Friday.