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Where Should We Draw the Line Between Community Health and Safety and Individual Liberty and Privacy?

In the CNN article, “Where Should We Draw the Line Between Community Health and Safety and Individual Liberty and Privacy?” the writer discusses how as shelter in place rules are slowly being lifted, people are thinking of using fever-detecting devices in public places to prevent spread, but it is not that reliable.

Question: How do we balance community health and safety and individual privacy? Do you think practices like symptom-checking apps and fever-screening cameras protect workers and reassure consumers? Or do they violate privacy?

I think that practices like symptom-checking apps/fever-screening cameras do not violate individual privacy. However, from the article, it says that it can be unreliable so I’m not sure if they should implement that yet. Until technology improves where it is accurate, I don’t believe that we should start using possibly unreliable sources, however, I do think that it is not a violation of privacy.

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photograph by Christof for The New York Times

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