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How COVID-19 Is Advancing Our Understanding of Smell Loss

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It was the middle of April, and I had been stuck indoors for a couple of weeks. It was the most beautiful spring evening, and I took the dogs for our daily walk.

Passing a neighbour at some distance, she waved to me and called out, “Oh, don’t you have a charity that has to do with anosmia?” I learned the word for the loss of smell myself in 2012, when it happened to me after a simple (non-COVID-related) virus.

And since then, through my recovery and the eventual birth of my charity, AbScent, the challenge has been to raise awareness of this invisible condition.

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