Tesla is actually a Swedish company?
Philip Greenspun's Weblog 2020-09-30
“Elon Musk says he won’t take coronavirus vaccine, calls Bill Gates a ‘knucklehead’” (New York Post) would warm the heart of any Swedish MD/PhD:
SpaceX founder Elon Musk stirred the pot yet again after claiming that neither he nor his family would take a COVID-19 vaccine even if it was readily available.
During the bizarre exchange, the Tesla CEO decried the nationwide lockdown as a “no-win situation” that has “diminished my faith in humanity.” Musk previously called widespread quarantines “unethical” and “de facto house arrest,” RT reports.
Instead of the current sweeping measures, the Boring Company boss suggested a more targeted lockdown where “anyone who is at risk” be “quarantined until the storm passes.”
Swisher criticized his suggestion, adding that humans could potentially die in the process.
“Everybody dies,” quipped Musk.
When you add the above to Dog Mode, it might be time for us to break down and buy a Tesla (a financially irrational decision in Maskachusetts where electricity per mile in a Tesla actually costs more than gasoline per mile in a Camry or Accord).
- “Vilified Early Over Lax Virus Strategy, Sweden Seems to Have Scourge Controlled” (NYT, yesterday). Interesting for the language of the headline (it is Swedish humans who have “controlled” the virus; it could not be the case that the virus was in charge and ran out of hosts) and also for a photo that is obscene by American standards (high school students in a classroom without masks or distancing)