Mandatory sick leave would lower U.S. flu rates by at least 5 percent, the huffingtonpost.com reports.
According to the article, about 5 to 20 percent of Americans annually get the flu, and economists at Cornell and the Swiss Economic Institute released a paper indicating people should stay home when sick.
Just 53 percent of workers get paid sick leave, the article indicated.
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