A new study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggests that there may be symptoms of COVID-19, which may last longer or at least last longer than other symptoms.
How is this going?
The study found that in mild cases of COVID-19, 86% of patients “experienced loss of taste and smell.” A large part of these patients regained consciousness. But a large number of people have never recovered their taste or sense of smell.
- In fact, according to PennLive, the study found that 15.3% of patients still have not recovered their sanity after 60 days. After six months, 4.7% of people did not recover their sanity.
Some doctors told the Wall Street Journal that some cases showed that “people’s feelings may never recover.”
Leo Newhouse, a neurologist at LICSW, wrote on the Harvard Health website: “Some of us may not be able to regain our sense of smell or taste at all.”
Smell and taste
Just like what I wrote for Deseret News, as early as March 2020, loss of smell and taste was considered a symptom of the coronavirus. In fact, it is one of the earliest symptoms discovered by scientists.
When the pandemic began, Utah jazz star Rudy Gobert tweeted that he felt he had lost his sense of taste and smell because of the virus.
- He tweeted: “Just to give everyone an update. The loss of smell and taste is definitely one of the symptoms. I haven’t smelled anything in the past 4 days. Has anyone encountered the same thing?”