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Letter: Be more considerate, stop spreading germs

Be more considerate, stop spreading germs

Working in the health field for the last 40 years, I have been exposed to much sickness. This year, there is a lot of respiratory illness going around, including flu, colds and pneumonia. I do not work for a primary care physician whom people go to when they are sick; I work with eye doctors who care for eye health only.

Why do people insist on coming in for an eye exam that can be done at any time when they are sick and carrying many contagions? Please, people, be considerate and stay home. When we get sick, we can’t perform our jobs and in turn can’t take care of others. If you are sick, pay a visit to your primary care doctor and get well before coming in for a routine visit for new glasses.

This year has been a banner year for our employees getting very sick. Wishing good health to all while you recover at home.

Judith Whitehead

East Amherst