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This New Jersey man eats pungent, sour food items to show how Covid affects his sense of taste| Video

In order to demonstrate how coronavirus affects a person’s sense of taste and smell. The man identified as Russell Donnelly made a video of himself eating raw onion, mustard sauce, sardines, lemon juice and many others sour items. See the video here:  

India TV Trending Desk Written by: India TV Trending Desk
New Delhi Published on: November 20, 2020 11:50 IST
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This New Jersey man eats pungent, sour food items to show how Covid affects his sense of taste

The coronavirus has led to a global pandemic which has affected millions worldwide. In order to demonstrate how coronavirus affects a person’s sense of taste and smell. The man identified as Russell Donnelly made a video of himself eating raw onion, mustard sauce, sardines, lemon juice and many others sour items. 

Recently, Russell, found himself unable to smell or taste following which he got a test for coronavirus, which turned out to be positive. However, his friend was not convinced that he couldn’t taste anything, so he decided to prove him and others on TikTok by participating in a trend called the 'Covid taste test'--Part 4.

I am currently COVID positive and I can’t taste anything. Everyone keeps telling me to try to eat some nasty stuff. But I don’t have any nasty stuff at my house so I figured I would just eat some stuff that would be strong or pungent,” he says in the video.

In the video, he is seen eating a raw onion and garlic paste and drinking a shot of lemon juice, but has no reaction on his face and after eating every kind of food, he could be heard saying 'Nothing', which means that he can’t taste anything. 

He concluded the video by eating a spoonful of garlic paste and saying, “This is a crazy virus.” 

Tik Tok news captioned the video as "Russell Donnelly bit into a raw onion for a "COVID taste test" after he lost his sense of taste due to COVID-19. His TikTok video has drawn nearly 14 million views.Russell Donnelly. No matter what Russell Donnelly tried — beer, coffee, cinnamon — he had the same problem. He couldn’t taste (or smell) any of it. Knowing full well this is one of the symptoms of COVID-19, the Jersey City resident decided to get tested. About 20 minutes after he took a rapid test at a walk-in urgent care center, he received an email with the predictable result: he was positive. But the complete absence of taste? A friend was not convinced. He had to be able to taste something."