Fever checks can't catch all Covid-19 cases. Smell tests might help

Unfortunately, temperature checks could well join the long list of fumbled responses to the pandemic, from the testing debacle to federal officials’ about-face on masks. Because many contagious people have no symptoms, using temperature checks to catch them is like trying to catch tennis balls in a soccer net: way too many can get through.

Publisher: STAT | Author: Sharon Begley

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precautions and testing
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-07-02 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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