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Some People Can't Afford a Sick Day


With so many Americans sick with flu, experts recommend you stay home if you're sick, so you don't spread illness.  But a government report shows some people can't afford to stay home.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says nearly one-third of employees in the U.S. don't get paid sick days.

The Bureau says most full-timers get them, but only a fraction of part-time workers do.

Expert say that raises everyone's health risks because those sick workers come to work and spread viruses instead of staying home.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates a typical flu season costs companies more than $10 billion for employees' hospitalizations and doctor visits.


"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts says she's coming back to the show soon.

She's been recovering from a bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder.

She made the announcement on GMA Monday morning in a live interview from her New York City apartment.

Roberts said she expects to return in a limited role in the next few weeks and hopes to be back full-time next month.


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