Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, said this week that he opposes vaccine mandates, saying, I think this is just not something we should do in America.”
Musk made the remarks in an interview with TIME, which named Tesla CEO Elon Musk Person of the Year.
When asked if he had been vaccinated, Musk replied, “Yes, I am,” he said, adding, “I’m very pro-vaccination.” He clarified, “I believe the science is unequivocal, I treat it to that effect. 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 get vaccinated, strongly try and convince them to be vaccinated, but not force them to be vaccinated,” Musk further explained.
“Or for example, force them to get vaccinated or get fired,” Musk added.
Musk previously advocated for the lifting of coronavirus restrictions and the reopening of America, declaring, “Give people their freedom back!”