A completely vaccinated Southwest Airways flight attendant who religiously wore a face masks, consistently washed his arms and sanitized surfaces died from Covid-19.
36-year-old Maurice “Reggie” Shepperson died on Tuesday after battling Covid for a month.
Southwest Airways confirmed Shepperson handed away in an electronic mail despatched to Fox Information.
“We’re heartbroken over the loss; the Southwest Household is supporting one another, and our Worker’s household, throughout this tough time,” the airline’s assertion stated. “Out of respect for Reggie’s household, we would not have extra particulars to share.”
USA Immediately reported:
A Southwest Airways flight attendant primarily based in Las Vegas died Tuesday from COVID-19, in keeping with his household and colleagues.
Maurice “Reggie” Shepperson, a local New Yorker whose brightly coloured pants earned him the nickname Skittles throughout coaching in 2014, examined optimistic for the coronavirus in early July and had been combating it in a hospital for a month, in keeping with Marcia Hildreth, a Southwest flight attendant who referred to as him her greatest pal.
He was on a ventilator and died early Tuesday, his mom, Daybreak Shepperson, instructed USA TODAY. A nurse instructed her it was from COVID-19.
Shepperson, 36, was absolutely vaccinated, his mom and Hildreth stated. He beloved to fly and took each precaution, sporting a masks, consistently washing his arms, sanitizing surfaces and wiping the whole lot down in resort rooms, Hildreth stated.
Southwest Airways has determined to not mandate Covid vaccines for his or her crew members.