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Law’s Sharona Hoffman: As coronavirus cases grow, business may turn to thermometers as detection tool

As coronavirus cases grow, some of the largest US employers including Walmart and Amazon turn to thermometers as detection tool

CNBC: Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, pointed out that concert venues, stadiums and movie theaters already screen customers for safety reasons. For example, some check purses or backpacks for weapons. In the future, Hoffman said, Americans may favor screenings—such as temperature readings—as they try to return to their normal routines and look for something that will make them feel at ease.