Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

4,000 Unvaccinated Delta Air Lines Employees Got Shots After $200 Surcharge Announcement: Executive

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Delta Air Lines’s chief health officer said that some 4,000 unvaccinated employees got a CCP virus vaccine after the firm announced it would add a $200-per-month surcharge on its health care plan for workers who aren’t vaccinated. Henry Ting, the Delta executive, said that about 20 percent of 20,000 Delta employees moved to be inoculated following a late August announcement from CEO Ed Bastian about the surcharge. Ting also claimed the firm hasn’t experienced any significant resignations over the policy. “Just within the two weeks of the announcement, we’ve seen nearly 20 percent, or one-fifth, of that 20,000 decide to get the vaccine,” he said during a media briefing with the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Ting said that before the announcement, about 74 percent of Delta workers were vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19. The number is now about 78 percent, he said. “That last 4 percent …

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