Many of those who’ve had COVID-19 have suffered from a temporary loss of their sense of smell, but some have had what seems to be an even worse symptom weeks or months later—a distorted sense of smell, where everything, from coffee to flowers, smells sickeningly awful. An expert and a former sufferer discuss how disruptive to life this can be and what people can do to make it through to recovery.


  • Duika Burges-Watson, researcher and Lecturer in Medical Sciences, Newcastle Univ.
  • Chrissi Kelly, founder,

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