Study: Owners who walk dogs 78% more likely to contract COVID-19

Study: Owners who walk dogs 78% more likely to contract COVID-19

[Ed. – Seriously??]

Researchers from the University of Granada surveyed 2,086 people about their daily habits during the pandemic to assess the risk of various activities, according to a paper in the journal Environmental Research.

They found that people who walked their dogs had a significantly higher chance of catching the virus — with an increased risk of 78% compared to the average person.

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.

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“These results point to living with dogs as a strong risk factor for COVID-19 infection,” researchers wrote.

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