Getting through airport security is more annoying than ever, thanks to Biden arming the TSA with an unprecedented level of power to fine you thousands of dollars over a mask.
But now imagine being forced to take off your mask so a COVID-19 sniffing dog can smell it to make sure you’re “safe enough to fly” …
… and if these dogs detect a trace of COVID on your mask – you’ll be forced to take a rapid test on the spot.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any wackier, Miami International Airport is testing a pilot program on their employees – forcing them to have their masks sniffed by COVID-19 dogs.
So how does this exactly work?
Miami International Airport reported:
“The two dogs in the pilot program at MIA – Cobra (a Belgian Malinois) and One Betta (a Dutch Shepherd) – have been trained to alert to the scent of COVID-19.
The virus causes metabolic changes in a person that result in the production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The VOCs are excreted by a person’s breath and sweat, producing a scent that trained dogs can detect. The metabolic changes are common for all people, regardless of their individual scents. If a dog indicates an individual is carrying the odor of the virus, that person is directed to get a rapid COVID test.”
But what if the dog is wrong?
The hassle of having to be yanked out of line and undergo testing is a massive disruption to travel.
Or what if someone has recently gotten over COVID-19 and completed their quarantine – perhaps the dog picks up the scent and causes an unnecessary panic over nothing.
And if these dogs start showing up at more airports, just who will be paying for them!?
Their training. Their maintenance. Their care.
Apparently, the two dogs at Miami Airport have a 96-99 percent accuracy rate…
… but if the project continues into other airports, will those dogs be trained to the same standard?
Where is the data to prove this program could actually work?
Still, Kenneth Furton, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida International University praises the new program, claiming it will help stop people from “lying” about having COVID-19.
The Washington Post reported:
“And in an airport setting, mechanical sensors and tests can’t match the convenience of the animals whose detections are almost instantaneous, Furton said. If deployed more widely to sniff out passengers, the dogs may also deter would-be travelers inclined to fib about their coronavirus exposure or infection status.
“If you’re in line and you do have covid, you may be less likely to chance it,” he said.
The two-week-old pilot is first being tested on airport and airline employees and will head to a busier section of the airport in a few weeks.
Furton expects it will eventually include travelers and not just employees.”
Of course, they also claim this program is “voluntary” and people can opt-out.
Just like the facial recognition scanners are “optional” too…
… except airport staff conveniently forgets to mention that to travelers and hope people simply won’t know their own rights.
And it’s not like any of us ever opted into the government capturing biometric data on innocent American citizens to begin with anyway.
But really… when do COVID-19 procedures stop being “optional” and start becoming mandatory?
There used to be a time when masks were “recommended” but not mandatory.
And with Biden and Fauci literally trying to force all travelers to get vaccinated just to fly within the borders of our own country – nothing seems too far-fetched these days.
So brace yourselves.
As if wearing a mask isn’t annoying enough – now you could be expected to remove your mask each time you fly and have a dog determine whether or not you’re lying about your health status.
The “new normal” just gets worse and worse.
What are your thoughts on the new COVID-19 sniffing dogs?
Would you feel comfortable taking off your mask and having a dog sniff it just to be allowed to board your flight?
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