Washington Post: COVID-19 led to smell problems for many. Seniors are especially vulnerable.
Washington Post: COVID-19 led to smell problems for many. Seniors are especially vulnerable.. “The reports from coronavirus patients are disconcerting. Only a few hours before, they were enjoying a cup of pungent coffee or the fragrance of flowers in a garden. Then, as if a switch had been flipped, those smells disappeared. Young and old alike are affected – more than 80% to 90% of those diagnosed with the virus, according to some estimates. While most people recover in a few months, 16% take half a year or longer to do so, research has found. According to new estimates, up to 1.6 million Americans have chronic smell problems because of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.”