Emergencies are lotteries for corporate and fundraising institutions and leading these are academic and research ones that secure millions for emergency-related research, even when the emergency is a fake scare like the COVID 19 pandemic. News is that some Brits are now going to train dogs to detect COVID 19-infected people arriving in the country.
Russia Today reported today that a collaborative project between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Durham University, and the charity Medical Detection Dogs is set to find out whether dogs can detect COVID 19 in people using their well-known sharp canine smell sense.
The story includes a YouTube video posted by James Logan that summarizes the news along with images and video shots of dogs engaged in detection process.
On their website, Medical Detection Dogs writes that dogs trained to detect COVID 19 patients via their body odor could be deployed in public places.
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.
The questionable science of COVID 19 aside, this kind of hounding people en masse sounds like the next step in making the world the Orwellian dystopia that is shown so often in futuristic movies and literature.