What to cook if covid-19 has affected your sense of smell and taste

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FOR many of us, food has been one of the most dependable pleasures in a year when so many normal activities have been put on hold. It seems particularly cruel that a common, lingering symptom of covid-19 is an altered sense of taste and smell, with studies finding that between 40 and 85 per cent of people with the illness experience some loss of these senses.

The virus that causes covid-19 attaches to ACE2 proteins in the olfactory epithelium, the tissue inside the nose where our smell receptors are located. Once the virus enters these cells, …

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