For years dogs have been sniffing out drugs, explosives, cancer, malaria…and soon…even…the Corona Virus!
A British charity who’s trained dogs to smell for malaria says there is no reason that dogs can’t also detect COVID-19.
Medical Detection Dogs is partnering with Tropical Medicine and Hygiene School in London and Durham University to begin training dogs to detect Corona as well.
Dr. Claire Guest, a behavioral psychologist and principal member of the charity said, there is “absolutely no reason why a dog can’t detect the virus.”
Medical Detection Dogs has produced multiple studies while training the canines to smell and find cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and even recently how to detect malaria. Now they believe that they’re ready to attack COVID as well.
The goal is to be able to screen anyone, whether they show symptoms of the virus or not. The organization believes it would be more convenient, less expensive, eliminate additional tools, and be faster, more effective and completely non-invasive. It would also eliminate unnecessary testing, thus saving time and money.
Many involved in the project believe that with respiratory diseases like COVID-19 that the body exudes a specific smell that is distinct and completely discernable by the dogs. They also believe that not only in the short term, but also can and will revolutionize the process of testing in the long term as well.
Give that dog a bone!
As in many cities across the country and around the world, countless couples have had to either cancel or postpone their weddings. Governor Andrew Cuomo has grabbed his quiver and is now playing Cupid for the state of New York.
Cuomo has now announced that since the age of social distancing and many governmental offices either closed or nearly impossible to get to under quarantine, couples in New York State can now get married virtually. Marriage licenses will be obtainable on line, state clerks will be allowed to perform ceremonies using video conferencing and according to the Governor while speaking at his daily press conference, “There is now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage,” he continued, “You can do it by Zoom.”
Hashtag ZoomWedding is now trending and couples are taking to the new normal like a duck takes to water.
Sophie Austin, a young 20 something said, “It was amazing. It was absolutely amazing,” about her recent Zoom wedding. “I think it really drew back the sparkliness and extra stuff of a wedding and made it really obvious what was important: the two of us saying the vows to each other. She continued, “Even though we didn’t have everyone here, it made it more intimate and special.” she said. I think we call all raise a toast to that!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ new quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen are funding 10 million dollars in meals to Feeding Families.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are delivering food to the needy in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga’s One World Together At Home Concert raised $128 million for corona virus relief.
Khloe Kardashian has been going to grocery stores and paying for elderly shoppers’ groceries. She’s also been buying gift cards for store employees.
Much like Tyler Perry last week paid for groceries for seniors at 73 supermarkets in Georgia and New Orleans.
Mathew McConaughey cheered up the residents at a seniors nursing home by playing a game of virtual bingo with them.
And THAT’S your Good News You Can Use Today!
Now, Stay home, Stay Safe, Wash Your Hands, and STAY POSITIVE!