“All Hell Is About to Break Loose”: Could Wall Street’s Coronavirus Tsunami Get Worse? | Vanity Fair

“All Hell Is About to Break Loose”: Could Wall Street’s Coronavirus Tsunami Get Worse? | Vanity Fair

“Capitalism does not work in an 18-month shutdown, capitalism can work in a 30-day shutdown.” He said that a shared sacrifice was necessary, much as Americans made in World War II. Staying at home for a month was not too much to ask, he said. “The only shared sacrifice that is going on right now is the health care community, the nurses, the doctors, the people taking care of patients,” Ackman continued. “Those people are making enormous sacrifices. [The president] is not saying storm the beaches of Normandy right now, he’s saying go home, go home, spend a month with your family.” At another point he was holding back tears as he spoke about the fact that he had removed himself from society as both an example of what others needed to do and because he wanted to protect his ailing father, who has limited lung function after surviving lung cancer. Last night Ackman emailed me: “Spread the message if you agree.”

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