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The White House insists that the Covid vaccine booster plan continues despite obstacles – live | US News





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From massive leave, voluntary job losses and retirements, to understaffing issues and an increase in harassment and assaults by unruly passengers, airport and airline workers continue to bear the brunt of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the air travel industry.

The sector was one of the most affected by Covid-19, losing around 100,000 jobs in the first months of the pandemic.

Through three rounds of funding, Congress provided industry $ 54 billion in federal assistance to keep workers on payroll, while surges in the Delta variant have suffocated recovery of air travel nationally and internationally.

US airlines have differed on whether or not to implement vaccine mandates for their employees, while passengers not required get vaccinated or have a negative Covid test for flying and some airlines did not support extend mask mandates on U.S. domestic flights

“In my entire career, I have never experienced what we are experiencing right now,” said an American Airlines flight attendant who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation as he is not authorized to speak to the media.

“I am going to work now and I am always worried about what is going to happen, what is going to trip someone up, unleash their anger. It’s a whole new ball game right now and it’s a different kind of passenger that we’re seeing right now. “




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White House Insists Covid Vaccine Booster Plan Continues Despite Obstacles

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