Down with Covid

    Context

    Last week I was self diagnosed with COVID-19 while in Barcelona.

    Even though I have two shots of Sinovac, the vaccine does not fully prevent from getting sick and I was on the unlucky side of that equation.

    Since then, I have experienced normal flu like symptoms and I seem to be recovering well. As part of the illness, I lost my sense of taste and smell, and I thought it would be interesting to share some of my experiences with this peculiar side effect of catching COVID.

    Interesting Facts

    • Toothpaste still feels refreshing, although not minty.
    • Raw onions somehow still feel strong, although I can’t taste them.
    • It is quite easy to have someone incorrectly take your sample for a PCR and testing negative as a consequence when you were always positive.