Why does Covid-19 make things smell disgusting? – podcast | Science – Community News
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Why does Covid-19 make things smell disgusting? – podcast | Science

More and more people who contract the coronavirus experience an unpleasant smell distortion. Scientists still don’t know what causes this often troubling condition, known as parosmia, in which previously pleasant aromas induce feelings of disgust. Madeleine Finlay talks to science correspondent Linda Geddes about her own parosmia, and chemist Dr Jane Parker discusses research into why the smell of coffee seems to be a trigger for so many people

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