Britain is training medical sniffing dogs to detect coronavirus.
That’s quite the leg up, huh? Get it? Dogs…leg up?
According to Breitbart:
The charity Medical Detection Dogs is conducting trials in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University to expand their dogs’ skill set beyond sniffing out malaria, cancer, low blood sugar, and Parkinson’s disease.
The training, if successful, is anticipated to surpass the accuracy of the World Health Organization, with the ability to sniff out symptoms.
Charity executive Dr Claire Guest said: “In principle, we’re sure that dogs could detect Covid-19. We are now looking into how we can safely catch the odour of the virus from patients and present it to the dogs.
“The aim is that dogs will be able to screen anyone, including those who are asymptomatic and tell us whether they need to be tested.
This would be fast, effective and non-invasive and make sure the limited NHS testing resources are only used where they are really needed.”
But wait, there’s more!
If the training trials are successful, the dogs could be utilized at airports to screen arrivals towards the end of the outbreak.
“This would help prevent the re-emergence of the disease after we have brought the present epidemic under control,” Professor Lindsay said.
Researchers are allotting six weeks of a duration to find out if dogs will be able to sniff out the disease or not.