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Damaged sense of smell in COVID patients holds clues to how recovery might work

By The Wall Street Journal  
   November 24, 2020

Scientists are uncovering clues to explain how the coronavirus attacks the nervous system by studying a bizarre side effect of the infection that distorts sufferers’ sense of smell for months on end. Since the pandemic began, doctors have puzzled over why the coronavirus causes as many as 80% of patients to experience anosmia, a temporary loss of smell.

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