Study: One in 20 Covid patients have long-term smell or taste issues

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One in every 20 people who catch Covid-19 have long-term smell or taste problems as a result, according to a new study. This could mean that millions of people around the world may have suffered smell and taste issues for at least six months following a Covid-19 infection. Loss or change of sense of smell or taste can suffer “severe distress”, academics said as they urged health systems to be prepared to support people who often feel “isolated” when dismissed by clinicians. They said daily activities such as smelling coffee and testing the flavour of food can become “disgusting and emotionally…

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