Elon Musk Calls Bill Gates A ‘Knucklehead,’ Claims He Won’t Take Coronavirus Vaccine

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Billionaire Elon Musk claims he will not take a coronavirus vaccine even if it is widely available.

Musk made the revelation during Monday’s New York Times podcast “Sway.” Musk claimed the lockdowns were not the answer to the coronavirus pandemic and that he won’t be getting a vaccine anytime soon.

“This is a no win situation,” Musk said about the coronavirus lockdowns. “It has diminished my faith in humanity, this whole thing.”

When asked if he would get a vaccine, he said no. (RELATED: Musk Rails Against California’s ‘Ignorant’ Health Officials, Says He’s Moving Tesla HQ To Texas)

“I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk explained to “Sway” host Kara Swisher as his reasoning.

Musk later commented on Bill Gates’ skepticism of the billionaire’s coronavirus beliefs. Gates claimed Musk didn’t know much about vaccines and didn’t want Musk to “confuse areas he’s not involved in too much” in an interview with CNBC back in July.

“Gates said something about me not knowing what I was doing,” Musk told Swisher. “It’s like, ‘Hey, knucklehead, we actually make the vaccine machines for CureVac, that company you’re invested in.'”

Musk’s approach to coronavirus is to not do a full lockdown, but just have everyone “at risk” quarantined “until the storm passes.”

“What we have is something with a very low mortality rate and high contagion,” Musk explained. “And something that is of low risk to a young person is of high risk to an older person. Essentially, the right thing to do would be to not have done a lock down for the whole country. But to have, I think, anyone who is at risk should be quarantined until the storm passes.”