By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

March 25, 2020

News reports stemming from information put out by the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology have pointed to anosmia (loss of the sense of smell) or ageusia (decline in the ability to taste things) as indicative symptoms in otherwise asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.

According to an article in the NY Times, citing a report from S. Korea, some 30 percent of 2,000 patients who tested positive for the virus reported a loss of smell. A few German physicians have been reporting from 50 to 75 percent of patients experiencing the symptoms of either anosmia or ageusia or both. Italian physicians have already added the two symptoms to otherwise asymptomatic patients who are infectious.

People experiencing such symptoms should self-isolate themselves until they can be tested.






English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers