Covid-19 cases rising could be signalled by bad Amazon candle reviews

Covid-19 cases rising could be signalled by bad Amazon candle reviews

June 24, 2022 0 By bimola

A loss of smell is a key covid-19 symptom, with researchers finding a link between increasing coronavirus cases in the US and Amazon reviews complaining a scented candle is odourless



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24 June 2022

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Negative Amazon reviews of scented candles may indicate the number of covid-19 cases in the community and could even predict future infection spikes.

Viral Twitter posts have suggested that Amazon reviews for highly scented products could highlight the extent of anosmia, or a loss of smell, among the population, a key covid-19 symptom. However, some pointed out the purchase of products like candles may be skewed towards Christmas, when people are more likely to have a cold or flu, which can also affect our sense of smell.

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