Ars Technica: Autopsies suggest COVID’s smell loss is caused by inflammation, not virus

Ars Technica: Autopsies suggest COVID’s smell loss is caused by inflammation, not virus. “Although the loss of smell and taste became apparent symptoms of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, researchers are still working out why that happens—is the virus directly infecting and destroying the cells responsible for these critical senses, or is it collateral damage from our immune systems fighting off the invading foe? According to a postmortem study out this week in JAMA Neurology, it’s the latter.”

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