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Delta Airlines is fining unvaccinated employees $200 a month, the airline announced on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Unlike other airlines, Delta Airlines is not mandating vaccination for its employees.

Delta says the $200 monthly charge is "necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company."

The $200 fines will commence in November for unvaccinated employees enrolled in Delta Airline's health care plan.

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The insurance enrollment form states unvaccinated employees will be assessed a $200-a-month fine.

The news comes two days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's mRNA Covid-19 vaccine which was previously authorized for emergency use.

Pfizer-BioNTech can now market its vaccine directly to consumers under the brand name Comirnaty. It isn't clear if Pfizer will charge consumers for booster shots.
 
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The Biden administration is urging businesses to push the vaccines to their employers. About 100 million Americans have not received a single dose.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (center) is forcing public school teachers to get vaccinated.

De Blasio announced the mandate on Monday, Aug. 23.

He previously said all 400,000 city workers must be vaccinated or receive weekly Covid-19 testing.

But now, for public school teachers, weekly Covid-19 testing is not an option.

"We've got to make sure more and more people get vaccinated. We've got to make sure our schools are safe and healthy, in particular for our kids," de Blasio said on Monday.

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A civilian jetliner crashed in Iran shortly after take-off from Tehran Airport, about an hour after Iran fired missiles at Iraq bases that house U.S. troops.

The crash killed all 176 souls on board the Ukrainian airliner early Wednesday morning local time.

Among the dead are 3 British citizens, 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 3 Germans, and 10 Swedes.

Video footage shows smoldering wreckage at the crash site shortly after dawn on Wednesday.

Safety experts said the plane crash was caused by engine problems that were unrelated to the missile attack on Iraq military bases. The airline said the pilot did not declare an emergency.

There were no American casualties or injuries in the missile attacks. The damage was minimal after the Iranians fired 15 ballistics missiles at the Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are stationed.

According to published reports, the missiles struck 2 empty bases in Iraq. The Pentagon was warned before the start of the attack and the bases were cleared of U.S. personnel before the missiles struck.

President Donald Trump assured Americans in a tweet regarding the missile attack late Tuesday night.

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