What doctors know about lingering symptoms of coronavirus

Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  health  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  wuhan  sars-cov-2  delirium  coronavirus-2020  sars-cov  smell  taste  icu  pneumonia  acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome

COVID-19, smell and taste – how is COVID-19 different from other respiratory diseases?

Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.

Valentina Parma, Research Assistant Professor, Temple University • conversation
June 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  pandemic  sars-cov-2  viruses  smell  senses  taste

Is the loss of your sense of smell and taste an early sign of COVID-19?

Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.

Jeb M. Justice, Associate Professor, Chief of the Division of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, Co-Director UF Health Smell Disorders Program, University of Florida • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  coronavirus  common-cold  severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars  viruses  smell  anosmia  senses  taste  olfactory

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