Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Stay with sick child--lose job?
Many child care places send a kid with a runny nose home—but the American Academy of Pediatrics says if the child is energetic, he or she may not need to be sent home. The cold could already have been spread before symptoms appear.
Forty million people lack sick leave benefits anyway—much less for children. This is a substantial problem, the researchers said.
Well, yeah! What is the answer…any ideas? Some hospital-based sick kid day care centers around here have closed.