The Mystery of Why People With Covid-19 Lose Their Smell and Taste

New research backs up anecdotal evidence

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As the coronavirus crisis escalated across the globe in March, some people with Covid-19 began reporting strange symptoms: the sudden inability to smell or taste.

Near the end of the month, doctors around the world began acknowledging that some Covid-19…



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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag


Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.