Medical Detection Dogs has successfully trained it's dogs to detect cancer, Parkinson's and bacterial infections, through the sense of smell and is now looking for donations to help cover the costs of the intensive programme. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 20,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
When one of my friends had cancer, her dog was persistently nuzzling at her side, always pushing her snout down into her side. The dog knew there was something wrong, well before my friend went to the doctor and got the diagnosis. If they can train dogs to detect the Coronavirus it would rapidly speed up detection, maybe saving lives.