A new study from the Journal of Internal Medicine suggests that there may be a symptom of COVID-1
The study found that 86% of patients with mild cases of COVID-19 “lost their sense of taste and smell.” A significant proportion of these patients have regained their senses. But there was a piece that never regained its taste or smell.
- In fact, for PennLive, the study found that 15.3% of patients had not yet regained their senses after 60 days. After six months, 4.7% of people had not regained their senses.
Some doctors told The Wall Street Journal that some cases revealed that “people’s senses may never return.”
Neurology expert Leo Newhouse, LICSW, wrote on the Harvard Health website: “Some of us may never regain our sense of smell or taste.
Smell and taste
Loss of your sense of smell and taste is considered a symptom of the coronavirus in March 2020, as I wrote for Deseret News. In fact, it was one of the first symptoms found among scientists.
- Utah jazz star Rudy Robert wrote on Twitter at the start of the pandemic that he felt as if he had lost his sense of taste and smell because of the virus.
- He tweeted: “Just to let you know, the loss of smell and taste is definitely one of the symptoms, you can’t smell anything for the last 4 days. Someone who experiences the same? “