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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:38 PM

500 Delta Airlines employees have tested positive. 10 have died.

https://www.wvlt.tv/2020/06/19/500-delta-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/
Five hundred employees with Delta Air Lines reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, and 10 of them died due to the virus, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

According to the companyís chief executive officer Ed Bastian, a vast majority of those who tested positive have recovered. He made the announcement during a shareholders meeting Thursday.

AJC reported Delta plans to test all of its employees for the virus starting this week in Minneapolis, expanding to Atlanta, Detroit and New York.


Scared to find out what the new testing reveals (and curious as to why they havenít been testing all employees who work on planes on a weekly basis)

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Reply 500 Delta Airlines employees have tested positive. 10 have died. (Original post)
Roland99 Jun 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2020 #1
Initech Jun 2020 #2
tanyev Jun 2020 #3
Wellstone ruled Jun 2020 #4

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:47 PM

1. One more reason I'm glad I retired.

Delta moved my job to Atlanta, where I definitely did not want to go, so I retired. Had I stayed I'd probably have been in an ICU by now because I would have been working in close quarters with others who were likely to have been exposed. I hope it won't be as bad for my old co-workers as I fear it might be.

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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. Yet another reason why I won't be traveling until the pandemic is over.

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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:52 PM

3. "a vast majority...have recovered"

Iím so tired of seeing this type of wording in nearly every news story about COVID. ďMost deaths are elderly or those with underlying conditions, most people recover at home, blah, blah, blah. It diminishes those who have died or have had very serious cases.

What if 10 Delta employees had all died in a plane crash, or a terrorist attack on a hotel? The article would have had pictures and names of all ten with comments from people who knew them.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:53 PM

4. As per a Family Member

working at the MPLS Terminal,this story has been suppressed for several weeks. Not only Delta,but,several TSO's . It is a mess and getting worse,no testing and just plain carelessness.

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