Musk: “Coronavirus is not among the hundreds of major dangers in the US”March 17, 2020
Unlike his business colleagues, the head of SpaceX did not quarantine production. After contact with an infected person, you don’t need to go to work, but there is no reason to panic: the chances of dying in a traffic accident, Musk believes, are much higher than from coronavirus.
In a written appeal to SpaceX employees, its head, Elon Musk, recalled that the risk of dying from COVID-19 is much less than dying in traffic accidents, BI reports.
“For comparison, the risk of dying from C19 is significantly less than the risk of dying while getting home while driving,” Musk wrote, adding that the evidence of the severity of the epidemic, which he saw, “indicates that it does not fall into the top The 100 Most Dangerous Health Risks in the United States. ”
This is not the first time Musk has spoken on this subject. Last week, he tweeted that “the panic over the coronavirus is stupidity.”
Musk advised those employees who feel ill or had contact with the infected to stay at home, but also listed a number of factors that, in his opinion, indicate that the spread of the virus is overestimated. Those who can work remotely will receive regular payments, and those who do not have such an opportunity should ask their superiors for a “flexible schedule of time off”.
Musk’s comment was made on the same day that President Trump declared a state of emergency in the country, and at the Central Concert Hall once again recommended that people minimize trips and visits to crowded places. In addition, the company is now increasing the pace of production, doubling staff and does not want to lose employees. All this in order to arrange the release of one heavy Starship rocket per week.
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