More Marketing than medical evidence: infrared thermometers to screen for COVID-19

Архивировано 02.08.2021: cebm-mccartney-2020-08-03-infrared.pdf

Источник: Margaret McCartney, Carl Heneghan. More Marketing than medical evidence: infrared thermometers to screen for COVID-19. The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, 2020-08-03

Many restaurants, theatres and offices are using infrared thermometers to get the country back to work. Multiple companies are advertising these as a way to ‘reassure’ employers and employees. In China, security guards have even been given infra-red spectacles in order to detect people with fever. But where’s the evidence that testing for temperature is a useful intervention?