Dog walking increases odds of catching COVID by 78 percent, here's why | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Dog walking increases odds of catching COVID by 78 percent, here's why

A group of researchers in Spain have been looking at how different regular activities affect your chances of catching the coronavirus, and there is some bad news: Walking the dog increases your odds of catching COVID by 78 percent.

“Among all the sociodemographic variables analyzed, walking the dog was shown to have the strongest effect,” the study says. “The results of this study demonstrate that living with dogs, working on-site, purchasing essential commodities by using home delivery service, and especially, living with a COVID-19 patient, have been the main routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”

What they don't know is why. Yes, dogs have the same receptors that humans do making them susceptible to the disease, but researchers don't know yet if you catch the disease from contact with the dog or because dog walkers tend to congregate.

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