Losing sense of smell: Personal accounts of the COVID symptom

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When senses of taste and smell are lost due to COVID, it doesn’t always manifest in the same way. Some people experience total loss, while others get phantosmia, detecting smells that aren’t even there, like an odorous hallucination. Krissy Lefebvre, Sakeenah Benjamin, Dolores Quintana, Jeanne Lim, Ken Christianson, and Dominique Generaux share their experiences of losing, regaining, and living without a sense of smell.