I had my temperature taken seven times yesterday at work on the ambulance. I had it taken on arrival at work, and then multiple times later on entering health care facilities, including an emergency room. My highest temperature was 96.8. Sometimes I ask the testers if they have ever encountered anyone who had a fever and I haven’t found any tester who had said they had. I have also found the testing to be inconsistent. Sometimes I get checked on coming in to the ED, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes responding to a priority one 911 at a nursing home, we get stopped, other times they let us hurtle past. I don’t mind having my temperature taken. It really doesn’t take long. But I do think it is not very accurate.
At the hospital this morning, I didn’t register. They tried it at my forehead, my wrist and my neck. It just read low. Some mornings I come in through a different entrance where they have a fancy machine that reads your body heat. They laugh when I come through. Here’s what I look like.
White Walker. Temp 75.9. The Ice Man Cometh.
I found this article interesting.
Are Temperature Checks Effective In Stopping Coronavirus Spread?
I’m not against temperature taking, we just have to recognize its limits.