It seems to be that time of year again when sniffles, sore throats and fever are visiting hosts less than willing to welcome them – and habitually staying longer than any guest ought! And, like any good illness, these unwelcomed invaders are only too happy to set themselves upon anyone close enough to be deemed an attractive target! So many are unwilling to remain at home when they are sick, often claiming an unwillingness to use sick leave provided by their employer or the threat of losing income in the absence of illness benefits.
Although common, this practice is selfish and inconsiderate of those among us with ineffective or compromised immune systems. Please be conscious of those in our communities – the elderly, the young and the ill – who are poorly equipped and stay home to battle your unwanted bugs and illnesses. The virus that renders you nauseous and feverish, leaves you sleeping with the Kleenex box and Tylenol and generally makes you feel miserable just might KILL someone else! Thank you and . . . hope you feel better soon!