Iger says Disney "sobered" at shareholder meeting by pandemic

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

At Wednesday’s shareholder meeting in Raleigh, N.C., the event began on a more subdued note, as Disney Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Bob Iger addressed growing concerns about the novel coronavirus that has closed theme parks abroad and rattled global markets.

“It’s fair to say we’re all sobered by the concern that we feel for everyone affected by this global crisis,” Iger said in prepared remarks. “These are challenging times for everyone.”

Read more from The LA Times.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:02 AM

Challenging times?! You don't say! The NBA has just supended it's season, the president has banned any travel from Europe for 30 days, New York suburb on military lockdown, Tom Hanks and his wife have both tested positive for Covid-19 - yep, these are "challenging" times!

Last edited by Texas Thrillseeker #1, Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:06 AM
+0
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:01 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

New Rochelle is not under a military quarantine. Right now, the National Guard is there to help clean up and to distribute food and supplies.

Sorry, not trying to jump on you, I just think it's important that people discussing this online be as accurate and truthful as possible.


+5Loading
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:59 AM

FYI, not all travel from Europe is banned. US citizens are allowed to return.

+2Loading
Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:18 PM

True, but they must go through stringent testing before boarding any plane and mandatory 14 day quarantine upon return.

Last edited by Texas Thrillseeker #1, Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:20 PM
+0
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:19 PM
kpjb's avatar

We are indeed allowed to fly home after testing, however I feel that those options are going to slim down very soon. Airlines are not going to fly large planes on overseas routes for a few people, and Embraers don't go that far.

Of course, you're free to travel to London then to the USA from there.

Or from mainland Europe to Canada then to the USA from there.

It all makes sense if you don't think about it at all.

Last edited by kpjb, Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:19 PM

Hi

+0
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:45 PM

Trying to circumvent the ban will likely result in criminal prosecution if you are discovered.

+0
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:50 PM
Jeff's avatar

None of the actions of the president are science based (huge shock). For example:

“I do not anticipate this will be effective in the least,” Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina told VICE News shortly after Trump’s surprise Wednesday night announcement. “Ultimately, this ban demonstrates his continued cognitive dissonance about the reality that coronavirus is along a trajectory of exponential growth in the United States.”

...

“At this stage, we have community spread in the U.S., so it's too late,” wrote Donald Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland and an expert on the coronavirus. “We don't know how much infection is already here because of lack of testing.”


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

+3Loading
Friday, March 13, 2020 12:03 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

But, you know, his gut feelings are more important than the collective wisdom of millions of people-hours of expertise. <rolls eyes>


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+3Loading
Friday, March 13, 2020 12:28 AM
Jeff's avatar

They're doing a good job. Everybody says so.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

+1Loading
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:40 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

It's as good as the inauguration crowds were large.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+0
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:44 AM

I thought it was he is doing a beautiful job. So many things he does are beautiful. Beautiful conversations. Beautiful letters. Beautiful tests (that anyone can get -- at least if you define anyone as a few thousand).

+0
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:21 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Also, perfect.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+1Loading

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2020, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...