A man wears a protective mask while walking 6 identical dogs as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 27, 2020 in New York City.
WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Ok here's what they're saying they did a study on people who had a dog and those who didn't and it seems the group that had a dog caught coronavirus more than the other group.
On Wednesday, 1,372 people were discharged, taking the number of recoveries to 2,48,339. 41% of those surveyed were middle-aged between 40 - 54 years of age.
While some dogs have tested positive for COVID-19, there is little evidence that dogs transmit the virus to humans directly.
Study authors say that dog-owners should take extreme hygiene measures in relation to their pet, as it's not yet clear whether the owners were infected because the animal acted as a host for the virus, or because the owner had to take the dog out for a walk in public and was therefore exposed to the virus in that way.
Meanwhile, owning cats or other types of pets didn't appear to put someone at more risk for becoming infected with the virus, researchers said.
"The most increased risk of contracting COVID-19, up by 78% in the case of living with a dog, and up by 94% in the case of supermarket home delivery".
The study conducted by the University of Granada also revealed that accepting supermarket deliveries at home also increased the risk by 94 percent and was found to be more unsafe than actually going to the supermarket. When he's not working, he's probably napping, watching endless Tik Tok videos or at the dog beach.