(San Antonio, TX) — Getting a temperature check is now part of our daily routine, but experts say that’s not always accurate to determine whether you might have COVID-19. Things like exercise could affect it and that’s why some are now talking about a smell test to go along with it. Dr. Emily Volk with the College of American Pathologists says there have been studies that show about two-thirds of all coronavirus patients lose their sense of smell.
Don’t expect a scratch-and-sniff test to enter a store. But she says people returning to work should be asked if they have lost their sense of smell as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Emily Volk with the College of American Pathologists says businesses should use this knowledge when they decide about returning people to an office setting. She adds viruses affect the olfactory nerves, which get inflamed.
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