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Schools Spent Millions on Faulty COVID Scanners

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Schools Spent Millions on Faulty COVID Scanners

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Internal emails obtained through public record requests show how districts were sold technology by an industry which experts compare to the "wild west,” and how now in many instances, the scanners sit dormant in schools, gathering dust.

Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyIn August 2020, with COVID-19 outbreaks proliferating and back to school plans shifting, U.S.tech vendors popped up, promising a solution.

The Daily Beast has found over 200 school districts nationwide that were persuaded to buy these devices between 2020-21 by a number of companies, spending a combined total of more than $11 million.

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Author / Journalist: Georgia Gee

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: School Devices Beast Labs Thermal Scanners Cameras Schools Company Hikvision Told

Source Website Secure: Yes (HTTPS)

Sentiment: Neutral

Fact Checked: Legitimate

Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: thedailybeast.com

Readership Location: United States

Published Date: 2022-08-06, 03:53:40

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 2787 words

Reading Duration: 16 minutes read

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News ID: 1455607

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