There are quite a few of us, people with compromised immune systems, out in the wild. Transplant recipients are only one small part of this population. Chemotherapy has a tendency to pretty much destroy the immune system, and I understand that somewhere in the range of 1.000.000 people undergo Chemo every year. There are many other reasons for someone to have a weakened immune system, so you can expect to come in contact with one of us at some point during the day.
I decided to talk about disease and compromised immune systems because there have been quite a few people posting on social media about how sick they are, and how they wouldn't wish how they are feeling on their enemies. The next thing you know they are posting about how they are at work, or some event, and how poorly they still feel. There really is only one thing to say to that.
Influenza may cause bad cold symptoms. But in the United States alone, 36,000 people die and more than 200,000 are hospitalized each year because of the flu.Even more die from pneumonia, so please think twice before going out in public when you are sick. Your friends, coworkers, and random strangers like myself would appreciate it.