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Coronapod: COVID and smell loss, what the science says

Noah Baker and Lauren Wolf discuss the curious loss of smell caused by COVID

One of the most curious symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of smell and taste. For most, this phenomenon is short lived, but for many around the world the symptom can persist for months or even years after the infection has cleared. Once a tell-tale sign of infection, this sensory disruption is now becoming characterised as a chronic problem and scientists are only recently getting clear answers about the mechanisms behind it. In this episode of Coronapod, we dig into the most recent studies on the causes of smell loss after infection with SARS-CoV-2, as well as the treatments scientists are proposing to tackle it.

News: COVID and smell loss: answers begin to emerged

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01648-5

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