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Letter: Spreading germs on trains and buses

The MTA Fast Track program completely shuts down

The MTA Fast Track program completely shuts down certain subway lines to more efficiently make repairs. Credit: Getty Images

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.

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