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440 Tesla Workers Tested Positive for Coronavirus After CEO Elon Musk Defied Plant Closure Order

HeadlineMar 16, 2021

In California, newly compiled public health data shows 440 autoworkers at a Tesla factory tested positive for coronavirus between May and December of 2020. During that period, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk — who recently surpassed Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person — defied orders to close the Bay Area plant, calling public health measures “fascist.” The wealthiest U.S. billionaires made more than $360 billion during the pandemic, according to The Washington Post.

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