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Why do you lose your taste and smell when you have COVID-19?

It disappears overnight: there is no pleasant aroma of fresh coffee in the morning, nor its bitter taste strangely comforting. What would you do if you suddenly lost these senses? The answer is becoming more familiar to people across the country, as we continue to learn about the coronavirus (COVID-19), its symptoms and long-term effects. In recent months, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases where the accompanying anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (decreased sense of taste) are persistent symptoms. This development puzzles both specialists and civilians, especially since COVID-19 presents a wide variety of symptoms and levels of severity. So why losing taste and smell affects most COVID-19 patients before the other systems appear? We're taking a closer look at this quirky COVID-19 clue: Why did this happen? More than six million people with mild to moderate COVID-19 infections reported problems with their sense of smell, and a similar number of people reported change