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Study reveals how COVID-19 smell loss differs from a common cold
The Siasat | 22/08/2020 12:34 PM | Click to read full article
The main differences found are that, although COVID-19 patients also lose their sense of smell, they can breathe freely, do not tend to have a runny or blocked nose, and they cannot detect bitter or sweet tastes.
These findings lend weight to the theory that COVID-19 infects the brain and central nervous system. The research team hopes that their work could help develop smell and taste tests for fast COVID-19 screening – in primary care and emergency departments.