As I read the multiple documents on pandemic influenza planning, I am always surprized to find that we have rediscovered the concept of staying home when sick. How many have worked during an illness? Your fellow workers do not thank you for coming in to infect them and their families. No one is indispensable and yet workplaces are filled with persons coughing, sneezing, and yes, even vomiting. The true heroes are those who keep their illnesses to themselves. So as we begin planning for pandemic influenza remember to keep your disease out of the workplace for all illnesses not just pandemic influenza.
Pandemic Flu Planning