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Post- COVID culinary work?

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Despite my best efforts to stay healthy, I was diagnosed with COVID last week and I'm concerned about what's ahead once I recover. Physically, I'm having no issues (for me, it's just been like a mild cold), but the major issue that has come up for me is that my sense of taste and smell are pretty much gone. I still have almost two weeks before I'm allowed to leave isolation, but I'm concerned that my senses of taste and smell won't come back even once I'm officially recovered. A friend of mine had COVID about a year and a half ago and she mentioned that her sense of smell only just came back.

Does anyone here have experience with cooking after a COVID infection? I'd like to continue working as a cook, but I'm also not sure how I'd feel about working when I can't even taste my own cooking.
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Probably a bit early to make dire predictions.
On another note, a couple we know that both lost their taste and smell for several months after being infected went to get their booster shot (Moderna) and by the next day both reported that their senses returned. The wife said that she was taking a shower in the morning the next day and realized that she could smell the shampoo.
Lots of things we don't know about what's going on.
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