Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research
In response to anecdotal reports of the loss of smell and of taste in people who have tested positive for COVID-19, a group of international smell and taste researchers have united to study how, when and why this is happening and what it can tell us about the Coronavirus.
They are conducting world-wide scientific studies to assess the possible relationships between respiratory illness (e.g., COVID-19, influenza or the common cold) and their effects on smell & taste.
Fifth Sense are a member of the GCCR and Nina Bleasdale is a member of the Patient Advocacy Committee who advise the researchers on how best to communicate with patients engaging in their research, provide a sounding board for research ideas, how to connect with people affected by smell and taste disorders and help facilitate research projects to patients.
To find out more and to take part in their studies, more information can be accessed here:
Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research: COVID-19 and Smell Loss