37% of COVID Patients Lose Sense of Taste, Study Says
About four in 10 COVID patients have some sort of taste loss, according to a new study. Many COVID-19 patients report losing their sense of taste as well as their sense of smell, but scientists have been skeptical because the two senses are closely related and it was relatively rare for people to lose their taste sense before the COVID pandemic, says the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a nonprofit research institute in Philadelphia.
@moupiya It is time to turn to the tongue to learn why taste is affected and to start on how to reverse or repair the loss. Self-reports are more subjective and can be in the form of questionnaires, interviews, health records, for example. On the other hand, direct measures of taste are more objective. They are conducted using testing kits that contain various sweet, salty, and sometimes bitter and sour solutions given to participants via drops, strips, or sprays