Hundreds of Delta Airways staff have gotten inoculated in opposition to COVID-19 within the two weeks because the firm announced a monthly $200 health insurance surcharge for the unvaccinated, based on a report.
Final month, Delta CEO Ed Bastian mentioned staff not totally vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus by Nov. 1 must pay the additional dough.
At the moment, there have been about 20,000 Delta employees with out the jab, based on the corporate’s chief well being officer, Dr. Henry Ting, who spoke this week on the Infectious Ailments Society of America, WGN9 Chicago reported.
“Simply throughout the two weeks of the announcement, we’ve seen almost 20 p.c, or one-fifth, of that 20,000 determine to get the vaccine,” Ting told the IDS, calling the rise of about 4,000 a “enormous quantity.”
The corporate additionally mentioned it might rent only fully vaccinated flight attendants.