Going to work with the flu isn’t rugged — it’s reckless. You know who you are.

By Jennifer Orange January 23 at 6:00 AM

Every winter, I cringe as I hear about people going to work and school with the flu, spreading it to unsuspecting friends and colleagues under the banner that they are needed and can tough it out.

It’s an awful flu season this year, and there have been terribly sad cases of people, including otherwise healthy children, dying from it. Maybe this will be the year when people who are sick will stay home until they are not contagious. Maybe this is the year we’ll realize our culture of working at all costs is not only bad for us but puts others at risk.
It’s okay to stay home when you’re sick. If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for the rest of us.