The Metropolitan Transportation Authority should consider adding to its safety campaigns a brief reminder to passengers to cough and sneeze into a tissue, their upper sleeves or their elbows, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, especially during cold and flu season.

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I have seen too many passengers cough or sneeze into their hands and then touch the seats, armrests, handrails, etc., spreading germs that may make others sick.

Emily Cianci, Merrick