Delta updates its statement calling COVID a ‘seasonal virus’ after a backlash

Delta updated its statement Tuesday to remove the reference to "an ordinary, seasonal virus." A spokesperson told NPR over email that it had done so "for clarity and accuracy."

The airline changed its announcement about the end of the federal mask mandate after a firestorm of criticism from public health experts who called it inaccurate and misleading.

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