Will Taking People’s Temperatures Give Enough Information to Reopen Businesses?
When Americans eventually emerge from the coronavirus quarantine, things will be different. Among the changes will likely be back-to-work gadgets installed in businesses across the country, such as thermal scanners. These machines take people’s temperature as they enter, flagging them if they are feverish. But experts say temperature alone can’t detect illnesses like COVID-19, especially since a significant portion of the deadly virus’s cases are completely asymptomatic.