Wake up and smell the Covid: loss of taste lingers long after the virus

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It’s been 68 days since I lost my sense of taste and smell, not that I’m counting. In late March, just when I thought I was recovering from a thankfully mild bout of Covid, I spent a brief couple of minutes marvelling at the fact that my pan-fried fish hadn’t caused the kitchen to smell at all. Reality soon kicked in. Every day since then, I’ve hoped that I will literally be able to wake up and smell the coffee, but the wait goes on...

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