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Warren Buffett to CNBC: Swine Flu Fears May Keep Some Away From Omaha

Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting
Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick that fears about swine flu will reduce attendance somewhat at tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, but he's not sure how many people might stay away. Here's the video:

BUFFETT: I don't know whether the flu thing will, will hurt -- I know it will hurt attendance. I just don't know whether it will be two-hundred less or a thousand less. But, they've had some cancelations. There are people who really get bothered by it.

BECKY: How many? Just a handful?

BUFFETT: They told us 20 rooms had been -- but these were pretty good rooms. (Laughs.)

BECKY: Right.

BUFFETT: But I've told people that if we spot any carriers, we're just going to send them up to the press section. (Laughs.)

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