Opinion: Astroworld concert tragedy is a wake-up call for private security. Here’s why.

From the San Diego Union Tribune 11/22/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to private security officers being tasked as quasi-medical workers: social-distance and mask-compliance enforcers, contact tracers and temperature takers. They already serve as first responders at local schools, malls, stadiums and business districts. Yet vast numbers lack critical skills, training and background checks.