The CDC says COVID-19 airport screenings are 'ineffective'

Just days after a large study found that temperature and symptom screenings are ineffective at detecting cases of COVID-19, there is another report that casts doubt on the popular practice. This time it’s focused on airport screenings. The report, which was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), analyzed data from 766,044 travelers and found that screenings detected only nine positive cases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. That amounts to just 0.001 percent of travelers.

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