'Quite a Few Negative Reactions to That': Elon Musk Debates Second Shot of COVID Vaccine

© AP Photo / Hannibal HanschkeSpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. - Sputnik International, 1920, 13.03.2021
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This is not the first time that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has been critical of coronavirus-related issues. A year ago, he took to Twitter to declaim that the "coronavirus panic is dumb", an assertion that he has continued to be criticized for.

Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday that there has been "some debate" about the second jab of the coronavirus vaccine, immediately prompting another wave of criticism for what many see as the wealthy and powerful downplaying the risk of COVID pandemic as well as the shading of the all-hands-on-deck roll out of the US vaccination campaign.

"For sure wise for elderly or immunocompromised to take the vaccine", Musk said, responding to one of his followers who expressed concerns in regard with some posts on Facebook that may prompt elderly people to refuse to get a vaccine. "Some debate about the second jab though. Quite a few negative reactions to that."

His remarks immediately had many netizens joining the thread, urging Musk to "stop spreading disinfo" and to instead share the data that shows that the second jab is safe.

​Some even took shots at Musk's Tesla company products in response to his vaccine claims.

​Others shared their story of receiving the vaccine, despite experiencing some side effects.

​While sometimes allergic reactions to the vaccine do emerge, the CDC research data says there are "very few" such cases in the United States. According to official health science recommendations, those who had an allergic reaction to the first component of the vaccine should not get a second jab.

Musk has been questioning COVID pandemic issues since the outbreak began, tweeting in March 2020 that "the coronavirus panic is dumb" and immediately landing in hot water.

The US remains the nation worst hit in the ongoing global pandemic, with over 29.3 million cases registered and at least 530,000 related fatalities.

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