Trump Won't Help Us; Can We Help Ourselves?

Thom plus logo South Korea has tested over 180,000 people for the coronavirus. We have tested 500 in the entire country. Because of Trump's incompetence, our nation is completely unprepared for a pandemic. But there are small steps states, cities and businesses can take without Trump

When you travel through an airport in China, you walk through a full body scanner that measures if you have a fever. Here in the United States, you can buy in your local drugstore or on Amazon a thermometer that looks like a small radar device that you can point at someone's forehead from a few feet away and it will immediately tell you their temperature. It costs about $20! Why are we not, as a simple starting point, equipping security guards in our schools and TSA people at airports with these widely available devices to prevent children with fevers from entering schools and people with fevers from getting on airplanes? Or restaurants and hotels? Or office buildings?

If we can't rely on Trump's government to protect us, we need to look for ways to protect ourselves.

-Thom

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