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SpaceX founder Elon Musk tested positive for Covid-19?

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk may be tested positive for coronavirus. In a new tweet from the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Musk said that most likely, he has a moderate case of Covid-19. Responding to a tweet, Elon Musk has recently tweeted:

“Am getting wildly different results from different labs, but most likely I have a moderate case of covid. My symptoms are that of a minor cold, which is no surprise, since a coronavirus is a type of cold.”

Musk hasn’t mentioned any results from PCR tests performed in labs that are more accurate than rapid tests, according to Bloomberg.

On Friday, Musk tweeted that he had received inconclusive results from coronavirus tests using Becton, Dickinson and Co.’s rapid antigen test. He got two negative and two positive results.

What is a rapid antigen test?

A rapid antigen test (RAT) detects an antigen's presence or absence, unlike other medical tests that detect antibodies or nucleic acid.

One advantage of an antigen test over an antibody test is that it can take time for the immune system to develop antibodies after the infection begins. Still, the foreign antigen is present right away.

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