As the worst outbreak of influenza in recent years rages across the country, we must ask what we can do to help prevent future outbreaks. Beyond stockpiling more flu vaccines and treatments, there’s a simple answer: guarantee paid sick days for all our workers, as just about every other industrialized nation does.
Especially in a city like New York, where congested buses and subways are perfect places for disease to spread, it’s crucial to help ensure that infected people stay home.
The above excerpt was originally published in The New York Daily News.
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