Olfactory Support Cells, Not Primary Neurons, Are Targeted in COVID-19

The most common neurological symptom of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the partial or complete loss of smell and/or taste. This finding has resulted in researchers developing simple smell tests (like scratch-and-sniff stickers) that can be used to screen for COVID-19. But how does SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) affect the cells and circuits that allow us to smell and taste?

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Published by BrainPost.

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Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer