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Bill Ackman, Lloyd Blankfein Take Lockdown Disagreements to Twitter

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Ackman Says 30-Day National Lockdown Necessary to Put U.S. Back in Business

Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman renewed his call for a 30-day-shutdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a Twitter post on Monday, reacting to a tweet former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein had posted ten hours earlier.

Blankfein had supported “extreme measures” to flatten the virus curve, but said those at lower risk of the disease should return to work “within a very few weeks”, pointing out dangers a longer shutdown would bring to the economy.