CNN Business reports:
Delta Air Lines took the unusual step of publicly disputing a viral rumor spread by an anti-vax podcast, which claimed one of Delta’s pilots recently died mid-flight days after getting a vaccine. Delta said no such thing happened. Mid-flight deaths are rare and airlines are legally required to report them publicly. The allegation was aired Monday on “The Stew Peters Show” podcast.
“All of these allegations are false,” said Delta. “The pandemic has been an incredibly tragic time for many, and our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands of families of those who have passed away from the horrific virus.” The story came from Peters’ podcast guest, Jane Ruby, who said she had been told about it by three “whistleblowers directly related to Delta Air Lines,” one of whom she said was a flight attendant on the flight.
Read the full article. Peters has become a regular feature at Right Wing Watch for his many bizarre batshit QAnon claims. His show is sponsored by MyPillow, among others. Peters has been banned by Twitter and Facebook.
Combatting vaccine misinformation is almost as hard as combatting the virus itself. Thanks to everyone who is trying to help.https://t.co/2HZeAFfs7x
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) October 13, 2021
Lauren Witzke and conservative podcast host Stew Peters call Lindsey Graham a paid slut because he is bought and paid for by Pfizer. pic.twitter.com/0hT7UnLJAG
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) October 6, 2021
It must be exhausting to be a conspiracy theorist like Stew Peters, who sees conspiracies and spiritual warfare behind even the smallest momentary technical glitch. pic.twitter.com/lpodPB9XPC
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 6, 2021