Coronavirus Sniffer Dogs in Training
Man’s best friend can play fetch, protect your home, take you on walks, and now maybe even detect Coronavirus. Service dogs are well-known to help people with conditions such as blindness and even sadness. Some have been trained to detect when their owners are about to have a seizure. Claire Guest is the co-founder of Medical Detection Dogs in England, where they are starting a trial to see if the dogs can detect the virus.
Only the virus is new to Dr. Guest, who has trained dogs to scent out cancer, malaria, and Parkinson’s disease. She began training dogs to detect cancer in 2002 and then set up the charity group in 2008.
Once the dogs are trained, the group thinks they can test about 250 people per hour. They hope to take the dogs to airports to check travelers.
President Trump Threatens Nevada Over Mail-In Votes
Voter fraud is a worry for many Americans. There have been cases where dead people have cast votes, and many ballots have been sent in from the same person. Some say that mail-in voting makes mistakes and even fraud more likely in the election.
Nevada recently switched to mail-in voting. President Trump was not happy and said he could sue the state to stop them.
Mr. Trump does not oppose absentee voters using the mail because those voters have to get approved first.
Boats Gatecrash SpaceX Landing
When astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour splashed into the sea off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, they were not expecting to be met by boatloads of people with cameras. But that is exactly what happened.
The U.S. Coast Guard had cleared the landing zone earlier, making sure there were no obstacles – like people in boats – that might get in the way of the splashdown, but spectators still found a way to get a closeup view of the SpaceX ship.
Other than the friendly party crashers, the SpaceX mission was a success. It was the first test of the spacecraft using humans to travel to the international space station.