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  •  Another Assumption (none)
    I've been self employed for 25 years, the last 15 years in healthcare. If I don't work I don't get paid.  I don't have any benefits.  I pay for my own insurance and healthcare. It's apparent your mad because I thought your last statement was uninformed. You made another assumption about who I am and responded to that illusion.  I responded to your originial thinking which I thought to be incomplete.  If you don't like the conclusions I drew fine.  I hope that by pointing out that there are other costs to a community by utilizing these drugs you'll think differently about the issue of illness and infectious disease.  When you or a loved one chooses to expose the community at large to an infectious agent there is a cost.  Sometimes the costs of "sucking it up" can be huge.  How do you think epidemics get started anyway? If you think this is pie in the sky then I suggest reading up and the next anticipated pandemic.
    •  You're right; I'm sorry (none)
      I did assume and I was mad.  I do agree with your point about sick people staying home from work.  I work in IT, so I'm constantly having to touch other people's keyboards and mice.  Thank my non-existent-Supreme-Deity for antibacterial hand cleaners!

      I just want everybody to have the luxury of being able to use sick days; that's the point I was trying to make.

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