Online Smell and Taste Test Offers Potential Early Detection of COVID-19

Jan 26, 2021

A new online tool may help people detect the symptoms of COVID-19 sooner.

The idea is to take a quick smell and taste test every morning with your favorite drink whether that be coffee, juice or something else.

University of Illinois assistant professor of Food Science Yanina Pepino says the web-based tool tracks how strong your senses are over a period of time, that way you will be able to detect any drastic changes.

Pepino says since loss of taste or smell is one of the hallmarks of the virus, the test can help get people into quarantine or get tested more quickly.

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