Something to look forward to

Here’s an interesting development in terms of coronavirus diagnosis: Having a dog come up to you and smell, well, smell your sweat is what the researchers say.

It’s a theory put forward by researchers from Lyon, France, who trained 6 dogs, they say, to sniff out coronavirus in containers, and apparently the dogs were from 76-100 % accurate in determining which container was full of virus and which was not.

That’s a pretty good average, I’d say, and speaking just for me, if I were looking for a confirmatory diagnosis – or not – of COVID-19, I’d probably rather have a dog come and sniff any of me they wanted to sniff instead of having that swab shoved up my nose.

A lot would also depend on the type of dog they put in front (or back) of me, of course.