Elon Musk’s FOUR(!) Covid Tests
On Friday, Elon Musk took to Twitter, saying he was being tested for COVID-19 after experiencing mild cold symptoms.
Here’s what he had to say about the process…
In Musk’s case, Becton Dickinson’s rapid novel coronavirus test was far from accurate… and Musk was excoriated on Twitter for saying so.
Mostly, people accused him of spreading misinformation, discouraging people from getting tested and for carping like a Karen. Sheesh.
Musk says he “most likely” has COVID-19, but he’s awaiting results from the more accurate PCR test.
Personally, I think Musk’s tweets are a set up for a more significant revelation…
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Your Rundown for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020…
A Visionary’s Pandemic Patent
Believe what you will about Elon Musk.
The 49-year old Wharton School graduate — and PhD program dropout — has disrupted eight major industries, including the space, automotive and AI sectors.
Then there’s this…
Musk’s also an innovator in the healthcare space. His company Neuralink, for example, is developing medical applications for neurological disorders — even paralysis.
Now Musk’s team of engineers and neuroscientists are working on a more pressing problem: the coronavirus pandemic. Namely, a COVID-19 vaccine.
In September, “Musk quietly visited the headquarters of German biotech firm CureVac,” says Observer Media. “The visit was to discuss collaboration between CureVac and [Tesla acquisition] Grohmann Automation… about building RNA microfactories.”
It’s almost as if Musk predicted the present-day pandemic. In 2018, Musk and CureVac, filed an international patent that says: “An acceleration of RNA manufacturing would be highly advantageous and of major importance for public health, especially in the context of pandemic scenarios.” (Emphasis ours)
CureVac is in pursuit of a RNA-based vaccine — close on the heels of Moderna, in fact — but with “RNA microfactories,” Musk expects to help CureVac and other companies manufacture vaccines and much more.
And we believe while Musk’s cadre of smart people are trying to crack the COVID-19 code (literally), they’ll also make progress on a faster, more accurate test.
For investors? Mainstreet is restricted from investing in private company Neuralink, but Tesla’s open for business. And with news that Tesla will be listed on the S&P 500 Index on Dec. 21, the future’s promising. Pandemic be damned.
Market Rundown for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
S&P 500 futures are up 6.5 points to 3,613.
Oil’s up almost 1.5% to $42.04 for a barrel of West Texas crude.
Gold is down $9.10 per ounce to $1,876.
Bitcoin’s up $119.25 to $17,903.65.
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