(by Andrea Hsu | NPR) – As Covid cases surged over the summer, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian took action: Unvaccinated workers would have to pay an extra $200 a month for their health insurance, starting Nov. 1. It felt less onerous than the vaccine mandate imposed on workers by rival United Airlines. But still, it was audacious. Around 75% of Delta’s workforce had already received the Covid shots by that time. But each employee who was hospitalized with Covid had cost Delta $50,000, and Bastian noted in an August memo that none of those hospitalized in the summer surge had been fully […]

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