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Dogs can sniff out the virus with 99 percent accuracy

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NICK EICHER, HOST: Numerous companies have COVID-19 tests on the market, but the most accurate test was created by our Creator.

So here’s the story:

Captain Paul Douglas serves on the K-9 team with the Bristol County, Massachusetts Sheriff’s department. He told television station WBZ:

DOUGLAS: Whether it’s the Omicron, whether it’s the Delta, our dogs will hit on it.

And these 1-year-old Labs are sniffing out the virus at multiple schools in the county. The canines are not responsible for finding the virus in humans. Dogs can do that with some diseases, but these K-9 cops are busting the virus on surfaces—everything from desks to door knobs. If there’s a surface that needs to be sanitized, these pups will find it!

DOUGLAS: We’ll go right in the classroom if there’s students in there, and our dogs actually work right through it. They just walk through. They’ll go over the backpacks, they’ll go around the teachers.

Florida International University launched the canine COVID detection program. They say the dogs detect the virus with 99 percent accuracy. That’s the best test available by far! These dogs are wicked smart.

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