In a company-wide e-mail on Friday, Musk said that the evidence surrounding the virus "suggests that this is *not* within the top 100 health risks in the United States," according to BuzzFeed. Musk said in the e-mail that employees who feel ill should stay home.
His e-mail continued: "Isn't C19 growing so fast that it will soon become a top 100 health risk for people who are otherwise healthy and young to middle-aged? The trends do not support this conclusion. Among other things, the media is using the 'presumed' positive number of C19 cases, not the *confirmed* number."
Musk also added to his pompous diatribe: "As a basis for comparison, the risk of death from C19 is *vastly* less than the risk of death from driving your car home. There are about 36 thousand automotive deaths per deaths [sic], as compared to 36 so far this year for C19."