No Mention of Body Temperature Screening at Hospitals, Schools and Transit Junctions!!! (An Editorial)
Washington DC, USA — Here’s a 13 minute video showing statements this past Friday by Mayor Adrian Fenty and the D.C. Department of Health discussing the city’s swine flu preparations (It takes a few seconds to get through the commercial..please wait – it’s worth it in many ways).
Similar programs are in place in New York and elsewhere.
We noted that the plans cover much and focus on prevention, except for use of mass screening tools, like specialty Infrared Imaging Systems to detect those with possible fever.
Such Infrared?? systems are in wide use in many countries outside the USA, especially densely populated countries in Asia. Most are made in the USA!
(See the news video at the original site: www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1084988)
What do those in other countries know that our USA leaders do not?
Listen and learn what our leaders are planning and not considering.
Then see some of our earlier articles and references to work done in China & Singapore as far back as 2004 (listed below). There is a huge disconnect!
They address the performance and use of Infrared Imaging Devices for mass screening of humans to detect those with elevated body temperatures sooner. (Published abstracts are on our companion website IRWeb.INFO.)
We think our leaders are missing a lot and cannot understand why they appear to be so near sighted in this life and death issue.
It is equally surprising to note that the news media attending the Washington DC press conference asked no questions at all despite having?? clear opportunity to do so! (It’s at the very end of the video.)
Here’s a few links to past stories on this subject on this site:
What do you think?
What does your elected government represented think?
Do you know?
* ISO is the International?? Organization for Standardization.?? ISO standards are voluntary agreements based on a solid consensus of international expert opinion. Existing ones include the well-known ISO 9000 series that most manufacturers strive to follow to continually improve the quality of their products & services.
** IEC is the International Electrotechnical Commission, The IEC is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies ??? collectively known as “electrotechnology” related to electrical and electronic devices including computers, radios, television and much more.