COVID-19 has several symptoms and, at times, none. Losing the sense of taste and smell is one of the minor ones as the overall quality of life is not affected.
When Russell Donnelley was tested positive for COVID-19, all that happened to him was a complete loss of taste. To prove this, he recorded videos of eating weird foods.
He did this to prove to his friends his complete loss of taste when they did not believe him. The foods that he consumed included raw onion, which he could feel a little, drank lemon juice a few times, which made his tongue shrivel, but he couldn’t taste anything. The garlic paste he mentioned was the easiest. Although the body tastes to the chemical, the taste buds, it seems, are switched off.
Do you want to know how far does he go? The extreme videos show him eating mustard, garlic, sardines, and even oreo-wasabi toast. Frankly, we would not risk our stomachs to prove a point.
However, this is a good way of raising awareness. While we are amid the second wave, we need to be more careful to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.