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Delta Air Lines wants its unvaccinated workers to get their shot in the worst way. Instead of offering a carrot, the airline company will bring out a stick. Yesterday, Delta announced that all unvaccinated workers will need to pay a surcharge of $200 per month for their health insurance.

In addition, unvaccinated workers might lose pay protection for absent days due to COVID-19. 

RELATED: FDA Issues Full Approval for Pfizer, BioNTech Vaccine

Penalizing Unvaccinated Workers

Delta’s decision is one of the first attempts of private companies to enforce vaccine mandates through the threat of penalties. Previously, many companies and government agencies offered incentives such as days off, cash bonuses, or improved working arrangements.

With the Food and Drug Administration issuing full approval to the Pfizer /BioNTech COVID vaccine, companies are now emboldened to enforce stricter mandates. 

The airline company’s approach instead focuses on the financial burden of Covid-19 and aims to transfer it to those resisting vaccination. Studies show vaccination greatly reduces the risk of severe disease or death from the disease.

Additional Financial Risk For Unvaccinated Workers

In this case, unvaccinated Delta employees will have to pay the increased risk created by COVID-19. According to Delta CEO Ed Bastian, the $200 monthly charge addresses “the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company.”  

The money will help Delta cover hospital stays that unvaccinated employees who contract COVID-19 will likely need.  Bastian said that each person hospitalized for COVID-19 can cost the company as much as $50,000.

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In the last few weeks before the mandate, Delta workers who checked into the hospital for COVID mostly had incomplete vaccinations. Delta as a company remains self-insured.

This means that the actual costs of weekly testing and getting hospitalized for COVID-19 will far exceed the $200 premium, according to Dr. Henry Ting, Delta’s chief health officer. 

Growing Pressure For Vaccine Mandates

Meanwhile, pressure mounts as the government calls on private companies to mandate vaccines. The FDA approval marked a starting point for many institutions.

“I know some of you may be taking a wait-and-see approach or waiting for full FDA approval. With this week’s announcement that the FDA has granted full approval for the Pfizer vaccine, the time for you to get vaccinated is now,” Bastian wrote Delta employees. 

At the same time, executives from across Delta’s various departments agreed on the $200 copay. They hoped the amount would nudge unvaccinated workers into seeing how expensive not getting a vaccine is. “We felt there was an accountability unvaccinated people should be sharing in,” Dr. Ting said.

Flight Crews Have Highest Rates of Vaccinations

So far, the company’s vaccination efforts remain smooth. The company’s pilots and flight attendants are the highest vaccinated group, with around an 85% completion rate.

Meanwhile,  the rates drop among technical operations employees, especially those in Georgia. A day following the Delta announcement, employees lining up for shots tripled in number. 

In addition, Dr. Ting said he supports changing unvaccinated workers’ minds by making them see the benefits. He also finds using the older method of imposing deadlines on non-compliant employees unreliable.  

Vaccinated Vs Unvaccinated

However, the new approach does not make the entire COVID-19 situation any less safe. With cases continuing to climb, many vaccinated Americans are already beginning to resent their counterparts.

They blame them for the increased number of new cases as well as for overcrowding of medical systems. HItting the unvaccinated workers’ pockets might be enough to drop down all opposition.

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  • Vincent S Lim says:

    Tyrany. Freedom will prevail

  • Anonymous says:

    If they are forced to get the vaccine, can they sue Delta if they have an adverse reaction to it, or if they come down with heart or lung issues in the future? What if they get Covid anyway after taking the vaccine. I personally know if about 100 breakthrough cases of Covid some hospitalized after being fully vaccinated

  • Jeff Easton says:

    Do they charge obese employees more? Guaranteed that they will use up thousands more in health care costs. All they have to do is quit eating, they don’t have to get an experimental jab.

  • Anonymous says:

    Since when (even corrupt airlines that get government subsidies) does any one or any corporation /company have the right to force someone to get medication against their will. According to U S Supreme Court cases most go against such actions. I think DELTA AIRLINES has just opened themselves up to a major Lawsuit! Illegally mandating (just like Tyrannical Governors and the FAKE President ) have been doing for the last 6 months in the case of the latter and for the past 18 months with the former group. Time for WE THE PEOPLE to take back OUR NATION !!!!

  • John Kilgore says:

    Pure GREED.

  • BBA says:

    So far the score is tyranny Government & overpowering corporations 100 vs Rights & Liberty believing citizens 0!! I see way too many spineless sheeple Americans cowering to these ridiculous and dangerous demands. Where are the mass protest against all of this that is getting worse daily?? Where are the Minute Men to go against this bullshit?? Patriots like me have stood their ground ever since this nonsense started and I have yet to cower to any of these stupid demands including wearing a mouth diaper. Sadly it would appear that we are by far the minority in standing up for our Constitutional Rights and the rest of you are easily strong armed into becoming good little communist. The NWO is here and the Marxist never even had to really try to get us here. Very f’n pathetic!!

  • Charlie says:

    Theyre going to push us to the point where we have no other choice but to start fending for our lives. They are going to take our jobs, just look st what left is insisting companies do jab or lose your job my wife has been told that and then that spirals into our health care plan through work I.e. our health care gone, our ways to buy food and medicine no job no income soon they are going to like in France and Australia Newyork can’t go into a store or resteraunt or pharmacy or a doctors office without a vaccine passport. They are going to force us to take up arms and we are going to have to fight back sooner or later or just take the shot. So with that all in mind just think about it just for a minute if the shots ok nothing wrong with it what possibly could go wrong then why is half the country so scared of the shot and why is half the country scared of the virus. We are being decided for a reason they have to shun those into submission, shame us it’s all about control and power and those that want it don’t want to give it up. It’s not about the virus it’s not about public safety it’s not about health care it’s about power and control. 3 percent of the population that are willing to fight is all it will need to topple a dictatorship in this country. If someone would stand up and start a militia we will join in groves if you build it they will come field of dreams kinda thing more like civil war I hope doesn’t have to come to this but they are about to push us to that point here in the US. Can you imagine for a minute having to STILL be locked down after 2 yrs almost if this crap like they are in Australia they can’t even go to a public beach without a mask on can’t are getting fined for not being vaccinated are being fined for talking to people in a public park can’t drink a beer without a mask on its total insanity. Keep pushing us all I say keep pushing. At some point we have to get our crap together and literally fight back if it comes to this we have to collectively draw a line in the sand and day this is enough. Sorry so long but I’m so frustrated at what’s happening and the paths this country is going down might not be returnable.

  • T.A.O.R says:

    If Delta gets away with it, the Domino’s effect will begin!!

  • Mark says:

    It’s fekking discrimination! Pure evil at the highest level.

    Delta needs to go bankrupt and go away! The admin that voted it in need to get very sick themselves after vaccination to prove its the vaccinated getting sick.

  • Michelle says:

    Employees should protest and stop working like the unions do and then the airlines will lose revenue and will not be able to run their planes!! Then they will realize how valuable these employees are and that the airlines need the employees more then the employees need them because there are 8 million more jobs out there they can get!!

  • Mark says:

    I have yet to wear a mask through the whole ordeal since it began. I do not social distance. I always use the “dirty” pen not the “clean” one when signing credit cards.

    I have not been sick, and probably will not get sick. It’s all media propaganda, bad advice from the criminal fauci and I’m sure his wife is in on it. No one seems to be interested in her. Look her up.

    Christine Grady, faucis wife. Both work at NIH. Her studies are to see,

    HOW TO GET PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR PHASE 1 TRIALS.

    REALLY!!!!!

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  • Bennie Campbell says:

    How is this not extortion, it’s unbelievable that the United States has come to this level of Totalitarianism.

  • Connie says:

    I believe it takes our freedom to choose away! We have had many people die in the name of freedom and now it’s being taken away again by our own government. Never thought I’d see the day 😡

  • Vicky says:

    It is not right to force anyone to get the vaccine!!!! If you get it you are protected from those that aren’t. I don’t get the big deal. Our choice if we would rather risk getting Covid and not the vaccine

  • Anonymous says:

    ….. and as I’ve said in the past many times what are we going to do about China …. this is all their fault and probably Dr. Fauci …. Chinese goods are coming into this country on hundreds of overseas containers a day are we taxing them extra are we demanding not to let them in or make them wait offshore for days before unloading them ….. it’s time for these politicians to step up to the plate especially the Republicans get rid of Biden and raise tariffs on these Chinese goods ……

  • The professor says:

    ….. and as I’ve said in the past many times what are we going to do about China …. this is all their fault and probably Dr. Fauci …. Chinese goods are coming into this country on hundreds of overseas containers a day are we taxing them extra are we demanding not to let them in or make them wait offshore for days before unloading them ….. it’s time for these politicians to step up to the plate especially the Republicans get rid of Biden and raise tariffs on these Chinese goods ……

  • S. Thomas says:

    The government has granted immunity to those creating the vaccines. They haven’t given immunity to those taking dominion over the bodies and lives of AMERICAN CITIZENS. These companies should have to sign a contract taking full financial responsibility for any negatives side effects that may occur from taking an EXPERIMENTAL “vaccine.”

    And on the topic of “hitting people in their wallet”, when will states simply refuse to send tax dollars to a federal government that is imposing tyranny on this country??? If the supposedly elected government is not serving the citizens, why do red states continue to serve the government?? Refuse them our tax dollars, take care of your own citizens with that money, and the federal government will collapse just like any other business! Can you imagine how quickly it would happen if even just half of the country kept their tax dollars??

  • Old Spice says:

    I wonder if Delta is going to charge their employees that smoke more? I wonder if they will charge their gay employees more because their life styles promote aids, or how about type 2 diabetics, which is mainly an eating problem. It seems to me Delta is pushing a political agenda, and should be sued for discrimination.

  • ON THE HUNT says:

    CROOKS & POLITICAL PUPPETS. I WILL NEVER FLY DELTA. I agree that this is all about power and will continue to get worse if we don’t take a stand.

  • Oscar Virgil Pearson says:

    This is discrimination to the max.

  • Jeff says:

    This country is going to hell quick!!
    What about the people who are healthy and take care of themselves, never been sick a day in their lives, do they get a discount???
    How about the people who don’t care about their health, smoke, drink, overeat, do they have to pay more for insurance???
    You can’t hold people accountable for anything in this country anymore, you can’t tell them they made a mistake because it will scar them permanently but you can take their money because they won’t submit to the corrupt socialist government mandates that are being forced on them!
    We need to return to the free Christian democracy that this country was premised on by our founding fathers!! God Bless America
    2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their WICKED ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”

  • J M R says:

    Where I live, an article yesterday quoted the local health district as saying that 52% of recent deaths from the virus were fully “vaccinated” people. If the mainstream media is reporting that number, I can only think that the actual numbers are even higher. This is ridiculous. Certain venues are requiring proof of the shots…but not for all events. Not for pre season NFL games or a WWE event, but show proof for a regular season game. Those people could have it right then. How about at least let people show a negative test. Yeah, trusting that someone who had the shots 6 months ago isn’t positive for the virus is a joke. The facts prove otherwise.

  • QAnon says:

    These workers need to go online to American Frontline Doctors! They have legal paperwork that if any adverse event occurs, then the employer will be solely responsible for any costs associated and will also be responsible for the family of the employee in case of death.

  • Gerald Sarni says:

    First and foremost is that the vaccine does NOT stop the spread of the virus in either direction. You can still contract and or spread it. So what’s the real reason for pushing this jab. To get milder symptoms??? I think I’d rather feel a little crappy for a few days instead jabbing myself with chemicals that still really have no idea what the end results will be in humans a few years from now.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yep… Here we go again, with population control. I wonder why they are pushing so hard for everyone to get this biological experimental drug. It’s all about control, to see how far they can go. They are looking a civil war. That’s what they want! I don’t trust the FDA, CDC, the government. These people have an agenda, I wonder what that is? It’s not the virus that’s for sure. I bet you that Fauci didn’t get the biological agent injection. DAMN IDIOTS!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️

  • Anonymous says:

    Boycott Delta airlines and any other company that make people take biological agent injection. Just because the FDA approved the biological agent injection doesn’t make it any safer. Go to infowars.com and you will what’s really going on. Resist, resist, resist this biological agent injection!!!

  • Force vaccination says:

    It’s plain black male and a violation of every Americans constitutional right to Force vaccination

  • Mike says:

    Shop elsewhere, it’s that simple! One thing these companies understand is the bottom line of the almighty Dollar! Any company, corporation, that starts demanding a vax card, etc. to enter into there establishment, shop elsewhere and bring these socialist companies to there knees… Actually, pretty simple!

  • Gary says:

    I received the vaccine by my own choice. I don’t think,believe or except that any person on this Planet has the authority to force another human being to have unknown chemicals put into their bodies against their choice. Yes I will agree our government our needs to be put check that every political decision concerning this country first and foremost is the voice of what the American People decide .Any One put office to REPRESENT our VOICE works for US Not Theselves.

  • Anonymous says:

    get the fucking shot you sinviling cry baby unless you have a doctors lic

  • Hardknox says:

    Communism at its finest folks. This is just the tip of the iceberg … the worst is yet to come. A few greedy/selfish Americans sold our country out to China (U.S. infrastructure control giant) and to Russia (U.S. energy conglomerate). We’ll all be standing in line for our monthly ration of potatoes & rice faster than any of us know it. All thx to the self-serving 1% rich heathens who control U.S. decision-making for the rest of us. They may win the battle, but not the war! ALL guilty/greedy persons face eternity, just like the of us!

  • Brian says:

    I am an Aircraft mechanic and get job updates all the time about job openings for Delta Aircraft Mechanics and now I know why. Delta Airlines has caved to the woke society as well as The fauci propaganda machine. Screw delta airlines I will not fly with this pathetic excuse for an airline.

  • TGilbert says:

    Absolute Tyranny & discrimination. It is time to draw a line in sand, take up arms & stand together against this BS. There are high crimes against humanity, Treason, fraud, etc. Yes it is a Conspiracy Reality, not a Theory. This has been planned since at least 2009,or longer. Fauci is a Fraud. That virus was man made & purposely released on the world. WAKE UP! The FDA has NOT given that shot Full approval. They extended the Emergency Experimental Use. They are lying again to coerce submission because they assumed no one would actually read the whole document. Stand Together are we will fall. Put your faith in God & pull your bootstraps up & fight for our freedom & rights! Enough is Enough.

  • JEWELL L says:

    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO AMERICA! I SPENT 24 YEARS IN THE SERVICE OF THIS COUNTRY! I THOUGHT I WAS ENSURING FREEDOM OF CHOICE, FREEDOM OF SPEACH, ALL THE THINGS THAT AMERICA ONCE STOOD FOR! WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE AMERICANS THAT DIDN’T PUT UP WITH BULLSHIT????????????

  • Me says:

    Jewel…… very well said and thank you for your service! Also, many others have said it so well. I can’t believe my eyes and ears lately. Our country has gone way downhill in the past 13 years and nearly half of our citizens love it. This country is not what it was intended to be. Our corrupt presidential cabinet has set us on a path that is very dangerous.
    Eventually enough like-minded people getting together will make a change for the good of our country. I just hope it is sooner rather than later. God still rules in my home and that will not change. I will defend my family at any cost., always.
    Having said all of that, prayer for wisdom and direction is needed. For myself, for you, for our nation, our government, and this world.

  • Dick O’Connell says:

    The FDA just approved the Pfizer vaccine this week. The only reason the vaccine was approved this week was to make the administration look better. Virtually no vaccine has been approved for the American public in less than 3 to 5 years. The only reason the push is on for the vaccine is to control the American public. And, it’s sad to see that they are winning this battle because of the ignorance of the American public which is primarily due to a public education system that teaches them nothing. We are in a lot of trouble if this doesn’t change soon.😤👎

  • Sharon Stewart says:

    I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO AMERICA! I ALSO CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN BIDEN’S POCKETS OR VICE VERSA. ADD TO THIS THE DISBELIEVE WE HAVE SO MANY IN FAVOR OF DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY, PUNISHING GOOD PEOPLE, SUPPORTING THE CRIME, DISRESPECTING OUR MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT, ALLOWING ALL OF THE IMMIGRANTS W/COVID INTO OUR COUNTRY SPREADING THE VIRUS TO US. DID THEY & DO THEY HAVE RESTRICTIONS, MANDATES, HELL NO. YET WE’RE BEING PUNISHED & FORCE IS BEING USED IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE US INJECT SOMETHING INTO OUR BODIES WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR TRUST. I NEVER KNEW WE HAD/HAVE SO MANY COMMUNISTIC, SOCIALISTIC, SATANIC DEMS. AS TO THE AIRLINES, SCREW THEM — WITHOUT EMPLOYEES & PASSENGERS, THEY’LL SUFFER & HAVE PLANES SITTING. EVERYTHING BIG BUSINESS & THE CURRENT DEMENTED, EVIL PEOPLE IN POSITIONS THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO PERFORM & THEIR TOTAL DISREGARD FOR AMERICANS & AMERICA, IS DEVIL WORK. THEY HAVE LIED SINCE DAY ONE ABOUT COVID. THEY COUNTED DEATHS THAT WERE NOT COVID RELATED AS COVID DEATHS (heart attacks, cancer, murder, etal. They’ve LIED ABOUT AFGHANISTAN, BIDEN DEFENDED CHINA DUE TO THE MILLIONS/BILLIONS OF $$ HE WAS MAKING & THEY’RE AIDING TALIBAN. HOW MANY MORE DEATHS MUST THERE BE BEFORE THE PEOPLE THAT CAN PUT THESE CRIMINALS OUT OF OFFICE WILL DO THEIR JOBS, WHAT IS LEGAL, & IN OUR COUNTRY’S BEST INTEREST?? THE COVID SITUATION HAS BEEN A FIASCO FROM THE GET-GO – I DON’T TRUST THE VACCINE (THIS IS NOT TESTED & PROVEN ANY OF THIS PROTECTS US. THE SHOTS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR 60-90 DAYS, AT MOST. MASKS DO NOT WORK & ARE NOT HEALTHY, PEOPLE ARE BEING FORCED TO CHOSE BETWEEN WORKING & FOLLOWING THESE ILLEGAL, UNHEALTHY, CONTROL FREAKS THREATS. IF YOU WANT THE VACCINE, TAKE IT. IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A MASK, WEAR IT — IT IS YOUR BODY, YOUR CHOICE. BUT DO NOT DICTATE TO ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO W/MY BODY, AND DON’T DARE TELL ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO WITH MY CHILDREN. DELTA & OTHER MEGA INDUSTRIES – YOU WANT TO ENFORCE SOMETHING – STOP THE IDIOT WHO CALLS HIMSELF PRESIDENT FROM ALLOWING ILLEGALS INTO OUR COUNTRY W/COVID & GIVING THEM FREE REIN TO INFECT US. NOW HE’S OPENED OUR DOORS TO THE TALIBAN & AFGHANS WHILE LEAVING AMERICANS IN DEADLY HARM. BIDEN’S DEAR CHINESE FRIENDS WHO’VE PD HIM MILLIONS/BILLIONS ARE AIDING THE TALIBAN. WHAT A PRIZE THE AMERICAN IDIOTS SUPPORT. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE EXEMPT FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THOSE OF US LESS FINANCIALLY PRIVILEGED, YOU’RE MORE OF AN IDIOT THAN I THOUGHT ==== IT WILL BITE YOU IN YOUR ASS TOO!! PAYBACKS ARE HELL, OR DID THE PERSON WHO PLACED THE SILVER SPOON IN YOUR MOUTH FAIL TO EXPLAIN THE REAL FACTS OF LIFE TO YOU? IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING WHEN YOU HAVE TO EARN YOUR $$, SELL YOUR MANSIONS, LAMBORGHINIS, PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, & LIVE LIKE PEOPLE ON SOCIAL SECURITY (SET BY THE GOV’T) —- THE WEALTHY SAY WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE OFF $2,000/MO. HOW MANY OF YOU CAN DO THAT? IF YOU CANNOT SUPPORT YOURSELVES ON $2K/MO W/NO OTHER RESOURCES, SHUT THE HELL UP!

  • Charles says:

    Drop your healthcare and enroll in a medshare plan like Zion or Samaratins purse etc. There are several this is just for example purposes. Plus you don’t fund immoral behavior or treatments. Quit playing by their rules.

  • Yvonne Rogers says:

    People think this is a joke. I think everyone should wear a mask regardless.

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