Oct 17, 2021
COVID Sniffing Dogs Helped Out At Pinecrest Jazz Festival
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PINECREST (CBSMiami) – It was the opening night of the South Motors Jazz Series starring E-Street drummer Max Weinberg and his jazz team.
While the crowd was required to mask up, they did not need to show any proof of testing or vaccination.READ MORE: Doral Police Need Help Finding Missing Man Thomas Graham
“All we need you to know is that we have two COVID sniffing dogs,” said Michelle Hammontree.
Those two sniffing dogs were two adorable beagles.
“I thought they would be much bigger types of dogs,” said an attendant.
Noel and Buddy sniffed up to 500 people. They are trained to sit if they detect the virus.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
“Bioscent trains medical detection dogs,” said Heather Junqueria, the founder of Bioscent.
She said they are 98 percent accurate.
“And in some cases, we found the dogs are picking up 3 to 5 days before PCR testing,” said Junqueria.
“They are trained to pick up compounds in the body’s system. So they are trained off an odor when someone has COVID,” said Junqueria.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Bioscent teamed up with Florida International University’s Global Forensic and Justice Center to provide Saturday’s safe environment.
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On Sunday, South African activists joined forces to protest Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to explore for oil along one of South Africa’s coastlines.
On Friday, environmentalists lost a legal battle to prevent oil exploration, creating a need for activism from the public. Many did so for fear that the seismic blasting would severely affect the ecosystem and marine life.
Seismic blasting involves blasting the seafloor with high-powered air guns and measuring the echoes to figure out where oil may lie. It is a highly disruptive process that could go on for weeks or even months.
Seismic blasting is a huge concern for locals as it would likely disturb marine life and potentially have a negative effect on how the locals are able to live.
The coastline that Shell plans to explore is also considered to be a tourist attraction and a place for delicate ecosystems to thrive. Thus, this process is devastating to all who call the area home.
If allowed to continue these plans would also prevent South Africa from being able to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, causing a disastrous impact on a larger scale in the long run.Related Content:
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