Word of the day: anosmia

The word means a loss of the sense of smell. This is often accompanied with loss of a sense of taste.

One of my grandmothers had this on a permanent basis which meant that she could not smell if she had left on the gas cooker and she did not really enjoy her food.

The word is in the media today because the four chief medical officers of the UK have now added this as a warning symptom of Covid-19.

This has been general knowledge for a couple of months and I don’t understand why it has taken so long to be highlighted by the government.


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