NICE, France — A year into the coronavirus pandemic, doctors are striving to better understand and treat patients who lose their sense of smell.
Called anosmia, the condition is a common symptom of COVID-19.
It is non-lethal but terribly vexing for the small minority of long-term sufferers who many weeks after infection still cannot taste food or smell the things they love.
In the southern French city of Nice, COVID-19 olfactory disorders are being studied by medical researchers who were previously using scents in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
They have also used fragrances to treat post-traumatic stress in children after a terror attack.
They're now lending their expertise to help post-COVID-19 patients recover their sense of smell.