United Airlines CEO: Insisting on vaccines “right thing to do” – BBC News

Around 300 of the airline’s 67,000 US based staff are yet to comply with the strict policy, after an initial deadline of 27 September.

Vaccine hesitancy has been a hugely divisive issue in the US but President Biden recently made it easier for big companies to take a tougher line.

CEO Scott Kirby says United’s strict policy is “about saving lives”.

He adds that “when I retire someday, hopefully long in the future, I will look back at this and it will be one of the proudest moments of my career that we’ve made the tough decision, but the right decision to require vaccines.”

Source: United Airlines CEO: Insisting on vaccines “right thing to do” – BBC News