Fully vaccinated flight attendant dies from Covid-19
A 36-year-old flight attendant who worked for Southwest Airlines has died from COVID-19.
Maurice Reginald “Reggie” Shepperson of Las Vegas tested positive for the novel coronavirus in July and he battled the respiratory illness for a month, according to USA Today.
His mother, Dawn Shepperson, and close colleague and friend, Marcia Hildreth, told the American newspaper he died from complications with COVID-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 10, despite being fully vaccinated.
Southwest Airlines confirmed Shepperson passed away in an email sent to Fox News.
“We are heartbroken over the loss; the Southwest Family is supporting each other, and our Employee’s family, during this difficult time,” the airline’s statement said. “Out of respect for Reggie’s family, we do not have additional details to share.”