Elon Musk is a Terrible Person

Maybe stfu about things you know nothing about. Oh wait, he’s rich, he knows everything.

A Twitter spokesperson said that a tweet on Thursday from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that children were “essentially immune” to the coronavirus did not violate the social media platform’s new policies about discussion of the disease, despite the fact that it contradicted information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is the first high-profile test of Twitter’s new rules, which were put in place Monday to stem the spread of harmful disinformation about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on the site.

On Thursday, after hours of deliberating the merits of using his companies’ resources to build ventilators for the public health crisis and closing down Tesla’s factories, Musk took time to answer his followers’ questions on Twitter, during which he cast doubt on predictions about the virus’s potential spread.

Earlier this month, he tweeted that “the coronavirus is dumb.” In a series of tweets on Thursday, he seemed to double down, predicting that there would be no new cases in the US by the end of April, in part because children were safe from the virus.

“Kids are essentially immune, but elderly with existing conditions are vulnerable,” he tweeted. “Family gatherings with close contact between kids & grandparents probably most risky.”

Uninsured Coronavirus US Patient Slapped with $35,000 Medical Bill

And considering that most people have health insurance through their employers and are currently being laid off at terrible rates…….

A Boston woman diagnosed with COVID-19 was slapped with a $34,927.43 medical bill, Time magazine reports.

Danni Askini, like 27 million other Americans, was uninsured when she first entered the hospital after doctors initially diagnosed with pneumonia and sent her home.

Over the next several days, Time reports, Askini saw her temperature spike and drop dangerously, and she developed a cough that gurgled because of all the liquid in her lungs.

After two more trips to the ER that week, Askini was given a final test on the seventh day of her illness, and once doctors helped manage her flu and pneumonia symptoms, they again sent her home to recover. She waited another three days for a lab to process her test, and at last she had a diagnosis: COVID-19.

A few days later, Askini got the bills for her testing and treatment: $34,927.43. “I was pretty sticker-shocked,” she says. “I personally don’t know anybody who has that kind of money.”