Estimating Number of Cases of COVID-19-Related Chronic Loss of Smell

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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What The Study Did: This analysis estimates that between 700,000 and 1.6 million U.S. individuals have experienced a loss or change in the ability to smell lasting more than six months because of SARS-CoV-2.

Authors: JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Editor Jay F. Piccirillo, M.D., of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.3379)

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