When Covid-19 Stole Their Smell, These Experts Lost Much More

French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.

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The Consolations of Incense

Long ago, it was used to measure the passing of time. Now, after a year marked for many by the loss of smell, or at least a sense of stagnation, it’s precious once more.

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The Ethereal Taste of Flowers

Attempting to describe the appeal of floral flavors raises a challenging question: What is the relation between taste and smell?

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #flowers-and-plants, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

‘Super Taster’ Who Lost Sense of Smell Is Helping Italians Regain It

A celebrated epicure in Italy was devastated when Covid-19 first stole, then warped his sense of taste. Through training, Michele Crippa has recaptured some of it and is now on a quest to aid others.

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The Struggles of Those Who Regain Sight and Hearing

In “Coming to Our Senses,” Susan R. Barry looks at people who stopped being blind or deaf and then had to adjust to the world.

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Covid Survivors Smell Foods Differently

Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.

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How Do You Want Your Wedding to Smell?

Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.

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The Fragrances That Changed the Field

In 19th-century Europe, delicate florals defined olfactory perfection. Then came the rise of bold, musky ‘oriental’ scents, which revealed much about the West’s perception of Eastern culture.

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Can Covid Research Help Solve the Mysteries of Other Viruses?

The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots.

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The Forgotten Sense

Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.

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Covid Stole Your Sense of Smell? Try Physical Therapy for Your Nose.

Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.

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A Food Critic Loses Her Sense of Smell

A Times restaurant critic is on a quest to regain a crucial ability after Covid-19.

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The Cruel Reality of Long Covid-19

Some people who contract the coronavirus experience lingering, debilitating health issues. We look at how the disease could have long-term effects on the brain.

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How People Are Dealing with Distorted Smell

Parosmia, a condition that causes phantom odors and a lingering symptom of Covid-19 for some people, has been affecting relationships.

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When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In

With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.

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Will Fish Sauce and Charred Oranges Return the World Covid Took From Me?

Regaining my sense of smell is tedious and slow, but I’m using the only therapy proven to work.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Forgotten Sense’

What can the coronavirus’s strangest symptom teach us about the mysteries of smell?

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What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?

The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.

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Could a Smell Test Screen People for Covid?

A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world.

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Could a Small Test Screen People for Covid-19?

A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world.

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Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

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Covid Stole My Sense of Smell. The City’s Not the Same.

I never thought I’d miss the fetid odor of garbage and fish wafting through the window of my sixth-floor Chinatown walk-up.

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Covid Testing: What You Need to Know

Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions.

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What Does History Smell Like?

Researchers are finding ways to preserve scents that are disappearing. Others are recreating ones from centuries ago.

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What Did Europe Smell Like Centuries Ago? Historians Set Out to Recreate Lost Scents

A project announced this week and funded by the European Union will catalog and recreate the scents of Europe from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

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What in the World Is a $590 Scratch-and-Sniff T-shirt Doing in 2020?

And why is shipping not free?

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People With This Mutation Can’t Smell Stinky Fish

A very small percentage of people don’t mind the pungent odor of fish, a genetic study found.

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The Strange Grief of Losing My Sense of Taste

Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.

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The Many Symptoms of Covid-19

From a sniffle or cough that feels like allergies to severe body aches and crippling fatigue, the symptoms of coronavirus can be unpredictable from head to toe.

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Rediscovering Wine After Covid-19

Aside from its toll on human life, the pandemic has also stolen little things, like the ability to smell and taste. How a neurologist found a deeper relationship with wine.

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App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds

The app, which allows people to record their symptoms, was remarkably effective in predicting infections. The most reliable indicators, researchers found, were loss of smell and taste.

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What Is ‘Covid Toe’? Maybe a Strange Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Dermatologists say the lesions should prompt testing for the virus, even though many patients have no other symptoms.

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C.D.C. Adds New Symptoms to Its List of Possible Covid-19 Signs

Chills, muscle pain, sore throat and headache are among the ailments now considered potential indicators of the disease.

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Google Searches Can Help Us Find Emerging Covid-19 Outbreaks

They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.

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Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Stroke, Seizures and Confusion

Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.

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