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Get Ready to Have Your Temperature Taken — a Lot

From here on out, security may involve a thermometer

A security guard holds a no-contact infrared thermometer at the entrance to a jewelry store in the Diamond District in New York City on June 24, 2020. Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Last week, I dropped by my recently reopened gym to restart my lapsed membership. As soon as I walked in the door, a woman pointed an infrared thermometer at my forehead.

I was instantly anxious — not because I felt sick or thought I had a fever but because it was about…




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