26 Oct Philadelphia Inquirer: Loss of Smell is an Earlier COVID-19 Symptom than Fever; Philly’s Monell Institute has Sniff Test for Screening in the Works
Many of us have encountered new pandemic-related checkpoints as we’ve tried to enter a workplace or medical office. There’s no entry until we pass temperature checks and answer questions about whether we’ve traveled lately or been around anyone with COVID-19.
While probably not completely worthless, these procedures are inherently flawed. Many people with coronavirus never get a fever, and it is often not one of the earliest symptoms. The virus is everywhere, and many people don’t know whether they’ve been exposed.