In September, a new study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology found that symptoms are harder to deal with for older people infected with coronavirus compared to younger people.
- The researchers spoke to 800 patients, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19.
- These participants were asked to monitor their loss of taste and smell for one month, three months and six months after the study began.
- More than 25% of those over 40 years old reported having an issue with their senses of taste and small.
- But more than 83% of those younger than 40 regained their sense of smell.
Back in January 2021, a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that the symptoms of loss of taste and smell don’t come back quickly for everyone.
- Per PennLive, the study found that 15.3% of patients didn’t recover their sense of smell and taste after 60 days. And six months later, 4.7% of people hadn’t got their senses back, either.