Editorial: Flu Shot, Masks for Health Workers Are Necessary
A San Jose Mercury News editorial questions a union's objections to requiring health care workers in Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties to either "get a flu shot or wear a mask at work during the flu season." According to the union, masks are ineffective and would stigmatize employees, but the editorial notes that CDC still recommends the practice. It concludes, "Given the deadliness of influenza, asking health care workers to get a shot or wear a mask just seems like common sense."
- "Mercury News Editorial: Health Workers Should Embrace Getting a Flu Vaccine or Wearing a Mask" (San Jose Mercury News, 9/24).