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Covid-19 positive man eats raw onion, garlic to demonstrate the loss of taste, smell

Coronavirus has infected millions around the world. One of symptom patients suffer is the loss of taste and smell.

In an attempt to demonstrate how badly this virus can damage the ability to taste the food, a person ate raw onions, baby foods, sardines and drank lemon juice. While eating these foods which have a quite strong taste, 30-year-old Russell Donnelly said he tasted nothing.

Russell posted a video of himself on video-sharing app TikTok where he can be seen eating these foods and not feeling anything because of the loss of smell and taste due to Covid-19.




The taste of food can be determined by taste buds on our tongue. But as Russell’s smell and taste both have been compromised due to Covid-19, he was unaffected even though he ate pungent items like an onion.

Speaking to NJ.com, Russell informed that he decided to make this video for his friends and others on TikTok. He told that his friends were finding it hard to believe that he cannot taste anything.

First, he took a bite of onion in his TikTok video and said that it had no taste. Same happened when he took a shot of lemon juice.



At the end of his taste test, he ate a spoon of garlic paste but that also had no taste for Russell.

He said, “This is a crazy virus.”


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