Of Course Elon Musk’s Fremont Tesla Factory Had A COVID Outbreak

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The highest-paid and most evil tech CEO Elon Musk has long been a coronavirus downplayer and denier. And when shelter-in-place was declared in March 2020, Musk refused to shut down the Tesla plant in Fremont, even though it was not an essential business, and Alameda County demanded he temporarily shut it down. Musk of course declined to comply with public health orders and filed a lawsuit against the county, and Alameda County officials backed off and let him reopen the plant in May.


You will not be shocked to hear what has happened since. According to a new report in the Washington Post, “around 450 total reported cases” have been reported at that plant since it reopened.

It’s actually at least 440 COVID-19 cases that hit that Tesla plant, many of them in the heavy-outbreak months of  November and  December 2020. The data comes from a news organization called Plainsite, following a court ruling in 2020 that the data had to be made public.

Unsurprisingly, Tesla also fired everyone who was not comfortable working at a COVID-19 hotspot. According to the Post, Tesla “had promised [workers] they could remain home if they felt uncomfortable returning to the line. The Post reported in late June and July that workers concerned about COVID exposure received termination notices after they did not return to work.” 

There are normally about 10,000 employees working at the Fremont Tesla factory, though it’s unclear how many are working there now under the current restrictions.

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