2020 . 05 . 26
GCCR Urges People With Respiratory Illness (COVID-19, Cold, Flu) to Participate in Global Survey on Smell or Taste Loss
Chemist and perfumer Christophe Laudamiel was, in March 2020, one of the founders of Global Chemosensory Researchers (GCCR), a body that gathers more than 400 scientists from 52 different countries, born with the aim to further the scientific knowledge around COVID19, the virus that has shaken the entire world’s population.
From the moment ageusia and anosmia have been officially recognised as symptoms of this virus or symptoms of other respiratory problems, the GCCR has created a survey (translated in 24 languages) with the hope to reach anyone who’s had or who suspects they might have had COVID19 or that simply suffered from loss of smell and taste in the past few months. All the collected data is expected to be extremely helpful in the near future in order to gain a better understanding of the virus, with the aim to find a vaccine.