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Challenge in Curbing the Spread of Swine Flu: Half of Workforce Lacks Paid Sick Days
Date:4/28/2009

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research:

As of this release, at least 50 cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in the United States with confirmed cases in six other countries, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise its pandemic alert level to Phase 4 for the first time since its creation. The U.S. government has declared a public health emergency, allowing the distribution of antiviral drugs from a federal stockpile. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that those who are sick should stay home from work or school to avoid infecting others.

However, analyses of Bureau of Labor Statistics and other data conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) have found that less than half of workers have paid sick days, and only one in three are able to utilize sick days to care for sick children. Workers without paid sick days lose wages if they stay home, and many workers risk losing their jobs. As a result, workers who lack paid sick time are more likely to go to work with a communicable illness, and parents who cannot stay home with a sick child are more likely to send sick children to school or day care. Workers who work in direct contact with the public, such as restaurant workers, child care workers, and hotel employees, are among the least likely to have paid sick days.

People who go to work or school while sick may infect coworkers, customers, and classmates, resulting in even more infections. With seasonal influenza, this pattern of infection is a serious problem, costing employers and families millions of dollars a year and sometimes causing serious illness or death, especially among infants and the elderly. The deaths among young, healthy individuals in Mexico (identified as a serious cause for concern by the CDC and WHO) suggest that the swine flu has the potential to
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