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Lost sense of smell may be a symptom of coronavirus, according to experts

Lost sense of smell may be a symptom of coronavirus, according to experts

As knowledge about the newest coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, so does the list of potential symptoms. While the major and most common symptoms are still fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath, a recent plea from ear, nose, and throat specialists points to a sudden loss of smell and taste as another symptom—something which, just last week, I started experiencing.

Let me back up: Six days ago on vacation, I sat in a Costa Rican cabin eating two eggs I’d fried for breakfast before a long day of hiking in the rainforest. At first, I thought maybe eggs just weren’t so eggy in Costa Rica. But then I ate some of the reddest, most beautiful strawberries and they tasted like nothing. The fish tacos I had for dinner that night were also tasteless, and so was the next day’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

But it wasn’t just my taste

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President's gut sense collides with science

President’s gut sense collides with science

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a clash of gut instinct versus science, President Donald Trump and the government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, are politely but publicly sparing over whether a malaria drug would work to treat people with coronavirus disease.

Trump is clinging to his feeling that a malaria drug widely available could be the answer-in-waiting to an outbreak spreading around the nation, shutting down major parts of the economy, and posing the biggest challenge he has faced as president. Calmly and quietly, Fauci insists that the science is not yet there to validate Trump’s hope. Neither man directly challenged the other.

The extraordinary scene played out on national television both Friday and Saturday during White House briefings on the outbreak. Anxious for answers, Americans heard conflicting views.

Reporters asked both men — first Fauci, then Trump — if a malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine could be used to

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