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Infrared Thermoscanners May Not Be Accurate

One of the reasons I resigned from an earlier job I had in Singapore was because of the unbearable queuing time I had to endure after the September 11 and SARS outbreak double-whammy.

In fact on a couple of occasions, the infrared thermoscanners that they point to everyone’s forehead as a precaution was the culprit. It often showed my temperature to be much higher than it really is. Of course, this is no suprise because I had to walk across the causeway every day. Why? Traffic was almost unmoving then; again, due to the post-9/11 paranoia coupled with the SARS outbreak precautionary moves.

Imagine my surprise to read that the forehead-scanning thermometers may not be as accurate as originally thought.

Well, at least ASEAN mostly survived the SARS outbreak pretty well. As they say, better be safe than sorry.

4 responses to “Infrared Thermoscanners May Not Be Accurate”.

  1. papajoneh Says:

    This is an interesting fact about u. Now I know 🙂

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Yep, now you know 😉

  3. Kay Kastum Says:

    Singaporeans, from my experience they work hard, and they play hard!

  4. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    They complain hard as well.

    It sure took me by surprise when I got to know them. Even with the first class infrastructure, education system and quality of life, they can still find tons of things to complain about.

    But I guess almost everyone is like that. We don’t appreciate the things around us until they’re taken away.