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? 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 When critically appraising the study, we found that it was not peer-reviewed and this does reduce the reliability of the study.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to significantly cut down the transmission rate in the UK Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.