Report: WWE's Vince McMahon Thinks Coronavirus Is Just A "Bad Flu"
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Since the coronavirus pandemic began in December 2019, over 10 million people have contracted COVID-19 and 502,000 have lost their lives. In the United States alone, over 2.5 million people have tested positive for the virus and 128,000 have died.
The pandemic has impacted WWE over the past week as multiple people have tested positive for coronavirus. Kayla Braxon, Adam Pearce, Jamie Noble and Renee Young all confirmed they contracted the virus but the actual number of positive cases could be as high as "two dozen."
Bryan Alvarez recently discussed Vince McMahon's mindset on the virus on Wrestling Observer Live and revealed the boss thinks COVID-19 is just a "bad flu."
Alvarez said: "Vince McMahon has never said anything publicly about what he thinks about coronavirus. He's never said anything publicly… But I have heard from multiple sources that Vince does not think that this is all that bad. And I hesitate to even say that. I mean, I'm not sitting here saying that he outright thinks it's a hoax or whatever but, you know, there's a lot of people in this country that still believe at worst it's a bad flu and the impression I have been given from people within the company is that is Vince's mindset."
This comes only days after Sean Ross Sapp at Fightful noted WWE Executive Vice President Kevin Dunn doesn't think the pandemic is a "big deal."
Sapp tweeted: "Dunn was vocal a couple of weeks ago about COVID not being a big deal."
This mindset differs from most WWE Superstars who are reportedly concerned about their family's health and safety during the pandemic and believe the company should be doing more to keep them safe during TV tapings.