Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian imposes an added "$200 monthly premium surcharge onto health insurance costs" for unvaccinated employees starting November 1st. pic.twitter.com/pYfUYGEzoq
— The Recount (@therecount) August 25, 2021
Delta is letting the unvaxxed get away with their crimes.
Delta Air Lines is raising health care costs for employees who insist on staying unvaccinated.
The airline said that as of November 1, unvaccinated staff will pay up to $200 a month more for their company health insurance, depending on the coverage. It will also limit the number of sick days unvaccinated employees are allowed to take if they contract Covid-19.
It will also require unvaccinated employees to take weekly Covid tests.
Delta (DAL) CEO Ed Bastian made the announcement in a company-wide memo, which the company shared with CNN.
“While we can be proud of our 75% vaccination rate, the aggressiveness of the variant means we need to get many more of our people vaccinated, and as close to 100% as possible,” said Bastian.
“The average hospital stay for Covid-19 has cost Delta $50,000 per person,” said the airline. “This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company.”
Since the rise of the Delta variant, whose name has nothing to do with the airline, all cases of Covid-19 among Delta employees have been among the unvaccinated, according to the company.
“This is not just costing lives, this is costing us financial resources as well,” Bastain said on CNN Wednesday.
Make it mandatory!
No rights for the unvaccinated!
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) August 25, 2021
All of these unvaccinated people are killing the vaccinated!
"Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian predicts the $200 monthly fine for unvaccinated employees will lead to a "well over 90%" vaccination rate."
Apparently Ed is a moron @Delta.
It will have a minimal effect, at best.
Your only effective tool is the easiest: Ban. The. Unvaccinated.
— Z (@Poormanumbrella) August 26, 2021
How come the license to kill people only costs $200 a month?!