Elon Musk: “I am against forcing people to be vaccinated, not something we should do in America”
Earlier today, TIME magazine named Tesla CEO and the world’s richest person Elon Musk as their “Person of the Year 2021” In a statement, Time magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said, “For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society’s most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year.”
Just a few hours after the announcement, Musk is back sparking a slew of mixed reactions online after he was asked about his views on the ongoing vaccine mandate by the Biden administration. When asked if he was vaccinated, Musk responded saying: “Yeah yeah yeah! I mean I’m very very pro-vaccination. I believe the science is unequivocal and I treat it to that effect.
Then Musk went on to say that he’s against forcing people to be vaccinated. He explained that it’s un-American to fire people because they are not vaccinated.
“But by the same token, I am against forcing people to be vaccinated. You know I think this is just not something we should do in America. I think we should encourage people to be vaccinated,” Musk said.
Musk further explained saying “I think we should encourage people to be vaccinated, strongly try to convince them to be vaccinated but not force them to be vaccinated or for example force them to get vaccinated or get fired.”
You can watch the video of his interview below.
On October 5, Elon Musk overtook Jeff Bezos to reclaim the title of the world’s richest person, the third person ever to amass a fortune worth $200 billion. Musk now has a net worth of over $300 billion.