Berkshire Hathaway will host its annual shareholder meeting in person this April, after hosting the event virtually since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – but attendees will be required to present proof of coronavirus vaccinationthe company said.
The annual meeting, long known as the “Woodstock for capitalists,” typically draws tens of thousands of Berkshire shareholders to Omaha for the chance to hear directly from Warren E. Buffett, the company’s billionaire chief executive. company, for hours.
“As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our shareholders, proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required to attend the 2022 annual meeting and the Berkshire Bazaar of Bargains, ” the company saidadds that it has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass “to help you get into the annual meeting smoothly.”
“For international attendees and shareholders not using the CLEAR app, we will have marked doors for you to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccinations and proper identification,” the company said. ty said. “A digital or printed copy of your Covid-19 vaccination record is required.”
The claim was included in Berkshire’s annual report to shareholders released on Saturday, which revealed nearly $90 billion in profits for 2021 and included a letter from Mr. corporate influence in the US economy.
It’s Buffett’s latest attempt to turn himself and his $713 billion company into one of America’s most successful businesses. Last year, Berkshire performed well as the company reported earnings of $89.8 billion, more than double that of 2020.
Mr. Buffett also praised the government’s role in facilitating his business. “Our shareholders should acknowledge – indeed trumpet – the fact that Berkshire’s prosperity has been boosted. strong because the company already operates in the US,” he wrote.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/27/us/berkshire-hathaway-covid-vaccination-shareholders-meeting.html Berkshire Hathaway will ask for proof of vaccinations at its annual shareholder meeting in April.