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Virgin chief’s COVID death comments spark backlash

Virgin Australia has found itself in the center of a PR storm after comments by chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka about the need to re-open borders sparked a trending Twitter backlash.

Hrdlicka caused a furor with comments about the need for Australians to live with a level of COVID transmission for “the country’s health and economic recovery” and her observation some people may die.

The remarks, which received widespread media coverage,  were described as “somewhat insensitive” by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and sparked a backlash on Twitter with a #boycottVirgin campaign trending on the social media platform.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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