Group 8B Poster Presentations by Publishing | May 30, 2020 | COVID-19 Innovation Programme, Poster Presentations | 2 comments 2 Comments Lily Mills on May 30, 2020 at 5:40 pm What a fantastic poster! I love the use of Figure 1 and 2 and the catchy phrase ‘scan, track, trace’. Comparing COVID-19 to how Germany tackled the same pandemic and also looking back on past pandemics is a great way of making sure we do not make the same mistakes twice. Question: What evidence do you have that heat scanners will be effective? Log in to Reply Aryan Sharma on May 31, 2020 at 1:28 pm It was a concern that we had initially, however, when we were researching into each option, we came across a study conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It looked directly into the ability of thermal screening in identifying people with COVID-19. It found that the process had a success rate of 58%. Although this is around half, this is a considerable reduction in the transmission if implemented in the ways discussed in the poster. When critically appraising the study, we found that it was not peer-reviewed and this does reduce the reliability of the study. However, in a pandemic, it is important that any potentially useful information is released quickly and so thermal scanning could be an opportunity to significantly cut down the transmission rate in the UK Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.