Read about how smell tests using direct measures versus self-report show 75% of people with COVID-19 lose their sense of smell.
A real-time COVID-19 Smell Loss tracker. Created at Monell, this tool allows people to stay up-to-date with global COVID-19 research, specifically studies reporting smell loss. Please be patient – the page takes a moment to load.
Learn about a self-administered test to track the acuity of your senses of smell and taste, the loss of which are useful predictors of COVID-19.
Watch Monell VP Nancy Rawson and postdoctoral fellow Federica Genovese on this AbScent.org talk, The Coronavirus: A Cell’s Eye View.
A video introduction to the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR). Learn how you can take part in their international survey about how a sudden loss of taste and smell is related to COVID-19.
Read an interview with Pam Dalton, who studies how emotions and thought patterns affect the way people perceive odor and sensory input from their surroundings (July 31, 2020)
Read a press release about Monell’s involvement in the Global Consortium of Chemosensory Researchers (GCCR). (Apr 7, 2020)
Read an interview with Dr. Bruce Kimball – who studies how disease alters animals’ body odors – about how his work may possibly inform the COVID-19 pandemic. (Apr 6, 2020)
The Wall Street Journal, Damaged Sense of Smell in Covid Patients Holds Clues to How Recovery Might Work (November 23, 2020)
The Washington Post, When Coffee Smells like Gasoline: Covid Isn’t Just Stealing Senses — It May Be Warping Them (November 5, 2020)
HealthDay News, Loss of smell more common in COVID-19 than thought (October, 27, 2020)
Philadelphia Inquirer, Loss of smell is an earlier COVID-19 symptom than fever; Philly’s Monell Center has sniff test for screening in the works (October 26, 2020)
KYW radio, New research confirms taste and smell losses are COVID-19 indicators (October 5th, 2020)
Smithsonian, Why Covid-19 Patients Are Suffering From Distorted and Phantom Smells (September 21, 2020)