Chrissy Teigen Slams American Airlines: They Don't Care 'If You Get Sick And Die'

Written by on July 3, 2020

Chrissy Teigen held nothing again in a tweet lambasting American Airways, saying the corporate “solely cares about cash and doesn’t care for those who get sick and die.”

The mannequin and cookbook creator’s vitriolic tweet got here in response to at least one by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who shared a snapshot of a packed American Airways flight on Thursday.

“What number of People will die since you fill center seats?” requested Merkley, who added: “No approach you aren’t facilitating unfold of COVID infections.”

Merkley and Teigen’s criticisms echoed these of the director of the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, virologist Dr. Robert Redfield, and White Home Coronavirus Process Power member and immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, each of whom expressed considerations about flights throughout the coronavirus pandemic this week at a Senate listening to.

Particularly, the pair slammed bulletins by American Airways and United Airways within the final two weeks that they are going to raise a ban on reserving center seats. Redfield referred to as the choice a “substantial disappointment.”

“We don’t suppose it’s the suitable message,” he stated.

Fauci stated, “Clearly, that’s one thing that’s of concern,” including that he “would hope that there can be one thing to mitigate in opposition to that.”

American Airways, which in April capped its capability at 85%, stated it will raise the cap on July 1. “We’re unwavering in our dedication to the protection and well-being of our clients and crew members,” the airline instructed HuffPost in an announcement.

“We now have a number of layers of safety in place for individuals who fly with us, together with required face coverings, enhanced cleansing procedures, and a pre-flight COVID-19 symptom guidelines — and we’re offering extra flexibility for purchasers to vary their journey plans, as effectively. We all know our clients are putting their belief in us to make each facet of their journey secure, and we’re dedicated to doing simply that,” the airline stated in an e-mail.

The CDC’s tips for People contemplating journey point out that “viruses and different germs don’t unfold simply on flights due to how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes,” however added, “Social distancing is troublesome on crowded flights, and you will have to sit down close to others (inside 6 ft), generally for hours.”

“This will likely improve your threat for publicity to the virus that causes COVID-19,” the CDC stated on its web site.

As of Friday, the variety of day by day confirmed coronavirus instances nationwide surpassed 50,000. A whopping 36 states skilled a rise within the proportion of constructive exams for the virus. The variety of confirmed instances is larger than earlier peaks in April and Could.

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