I’m delighted that Smithsonian Magazine selected my article on Smell Distortions after COVID-19 as #4 on their top 25 stories of 2020. 

They said: One of the strangest early effects scientists discovered about Covid-19 was that the virus could eliminate many patients’ sense of smell. Only later did researchers learn that the disease also sometimes changes the smells many people experience—often to disgusting scents. Science journalist Stephanie Feuer dug into the science of this phenomenon as it was evolving, with compelling first-hand testimonies and clear explanations of the biological reasons behind the stinky sensations. “— Joe Spring, associate web editor, science

The full list of the Top 25 stories of 2020 is here

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