Political Rewind: Delta To Employees — Vax Up Or Pay Up; Walker, Black And The GOP Race For Senate
Dozens of Delta jets parked on the tarmac of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in 2020. Credit: Russell Lewis, NPR
Thursday on Political Rewind: Delta Air Lines tells employees to get vaccinated or pay a premium for your company health insurance. The airline announced its new policy soon after FDA gave final approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Are we seeing the beginning of a push by private businesses to insist their workers take shots or face consequences?
Herschel Walker’s entry into the GOP race for the U.S. Senate is being applauded by many state Republicans who see him as the party’s best chance at beating incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock. But some Republicans see the former college football star as a high-risk first-time candidate carrying heavy personal baggage.
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sen. Kim Jackson — State representative, D-Stone Mountain
Edward Lindsey — former Republican state representative
Dr. Andra Gillespie — Political science professor and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University
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