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For Coronavirus (COVID-19), How Well Do Thermometer Guns Even Work?

For Coronavirus (COVID-19), How Well Do Thermometer Guns Even Work?


COVID-19 has done a successful job of spreading panic and rumors among the people, watching them sit huddled at home, for fear of catching it. Coronavirus is a large group of viruses that sometimes affect mammals and birds. Zoonotic coronaviruses are where the virus spreads from these animals to humans, which then spread from human to human. It is sporadic but has a tremendous effect on daily living.


In most people, it cannot even be identified by simply looking for the symptoms. It can be mild respiratory discomfort or a gastro problem, which can progress to pneumonia and RDS or even death.


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, stay away from public gatherings, wash your hands regularly, and use a sanitizer after touching any surface.

If you feel any uneasiness in breathing or have a fever, isolate yourself immediately, and check in with the doctor on how to proceed. Always follow the safety standards, because, even if you don’t feel the symptoms, you may be a carrier, that could affect others at home.

One of the most common ways to stay abreast of things is to keep a monitor on your temperature. Thermal guns are very effective in checking the preliminary stage of COVID-19. It is a temperature checking Gun that uses infrared rays to check the temperature of the surface, without any contact. It has been widely used since the 2000s when China had an outbreak of SARS, and Africa had an outbreak of Ebola later. But thermal guns may not be the best method to test the Coronavirus. The accuracy of the temperature varies, depending on how steady the device is held, how far it is held from the person, etc., making it possible that the infected people may not be detected. So it is not advised to completely trust the results of a thermal gun, even though it is still used in public places.

Another quick and more effective way to test is using Quick Testing Kit for COVID-19, available for use. It is more clinical, requiring blood samples, which can tell you the results in less than two weeks. This test requires a medical professional to do the test.


For young, healthy people, COVID-19 may appear as mild respiratory discomfort, and the body can fight against it on its own, without any medical help. It seems to be affecting aged people and younger people, below the teenage age. No vaccination or treatment is proven to cure the virus completely.


The number of confirmed cases is only increasing every day, with a total of 1752 confirmed cases as of 24th April 2020.