Dogs have been used for decades to detect disease in humans. Their notable noses — which can sense cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and more — have long impressed scientists and medical experts around the world. And now these super sniffers are being trained to smell COVID-19, even in asymptomatic carriers. Can man’s best friend help sniff our way out of the pandemic?
Maria Goodavage, journalist and bestselling author, most recently of “Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.” Welcome, Maria!