Thales Claims 'Middle Of A Crowd' Temperature Screening Testing at NHS Scotland

By John Honovich and Zach Segal, Published Jan 06, 2021, 08:55am EST (Info+)

An 'innovative' solution that detects temperatures 'in the middle of a crowd' is being promoted by Thales, a European technology company. Indeed, Thales says NHS Scotland is testing it.

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However, IPVM found significant concerns in the claims Thales made and Thales responded to IPVM, confirming that NHS Scotland is not testing 'crowd' temperature detection.

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Comments (3)

I’ve been doing the best I can checking facts/points with stakeholders in UK and France, but their bandwidth is limited

i.e. Thales admitted to publishing a press release without checking the facts?

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Thales is a much bigger company than most would assume.

Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets. The company is headquartered in Paris' business district.

80,000 employees in 68 Countries.

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Don't care how big they are, on the basis of this 1 interaction they go into the 'lying snake oil salesman' category.

What is it about thermal that seems to attract all the lies, mistruths & fake claims etc................could it be $$$$$$$ driven?

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