Musk made the statement in a memo to SpaceX employees.
In the midst of the fast spread of the novel coronavirus which has killed almost 5,000 individuals on the planet, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gives off an impression of being moving to his own tune, underplaying the risk from the danger over and over.
In a reminder to SpaceX representatives on Friday, Musk said that they were far more averse to kick the bucket from COVID-19 than vehicle crashes, BuzzFeed News revealed.
Musk included the email that he doesn’t think COVID-19 is “inside the main 100 wellbeing dangers in the United States”.
In the US, more than 1,600 affirmed instances of the novel coronavirus have been accounted for, while in excess of 40 individuals have kicked the bucket because of the malady brought about by the infection.
As indicated by a report in The New York Times that refered to a gauge by wellbeing authorities, if the spread of the novel coronavirus isn’t contained soon, between 160 million and 214 million Americans may get tainted in the most dire outcome imaginable.
This isn’t the first run through Musk has underplayed the threat from COVID-19.
In a tweet a week ago he said that “the coronavirus alarm is idiotic.”
It isn’t so much that he didn’t clarify why he suspected as much. In answers to a Twitter client’s inquiry, he said that both the virality of COVID-19 and casualty rate are exaggerated.
“Virality of C19 is exaggerated due to conflating finding date with withdrawal date and over-extrapolating exponential development, which is never what occurs actually. Continue extrapolating and infection will surpass mass of known universe,” the tech very rich person contemplated.
“Casualty rate likewise enormously exaggerated. Since there are scarcely any test units, the individuals who kick the bucket with respiratory side effects are tried for C19, however those with minor indications are normally not. Pervasiveness of coronaviruses and different colds all in all populace is high,” Musk said.
Be that as it may, taking into account the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization has just proclaimed it a pandemic.
All around, coronavirus has tainted more than 132,500 individuals in 123 nations.