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Pulse oximeters more useful in Covid screening for older adults: Study – Hindustan Times

New research led by researchers at Washington State University proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older adults and that…

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People have become accustomed to having their temperature checked during the pandemic because fever is a key indicator of COVID-19. New research led by researchers at Washington State University proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older adults and that a pulse oximeter be used instead.
The paper, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, said baseline temperatures are lower in older adults. A lower baseline temperature means a fever may be overlooked…

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