Why Temperature Checks Are Not the Answer

Taking people’s temperature at airports and restaurants needs to be part of a more comprehensive strategy

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Temperature screening has been recommended as part of a strategy for businesses that are reopening. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidance for how businesses can do so safely and protect…




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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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