Representatives, let’s be smart here. Let’s spend money where it is most warranted right now. People serving the sick will only show up to work sick if they are not given good reason to stay home.
The poor will opt to work, nurses with opt to work, and more people will become sick. This will become a vicious cycle if there is not paid leave for those who are sick and serving others. This is the smart thing to do to take care of your constituents.