2020-12-05 17:00:46

Anosmia: how Covid brought loss of smell centre stage

A condition once overlooked by researchers is now in the spotlight as a key symptom of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSeven years ago, rhinology surgeon Peter Andrews found himself performing an operation that would go on to change the course of his career.Andrews was operating on a patient who had broken his nose many decades earlier after being struck by a cricket ball. The procedure was delicate: straightening the septum – the thin wall of cartilage that separates the nostrils – and in the process improving his breathing, which had become more labo