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Bryan Cranston Still Can’t Smell or Taste Properly After Recovering From Covid-19

“I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still… I contracted the virus.”

Credit: Bryan Cranston/Instagram

Bryan Cranston, our beloved Mr. White, has revealed that to this day he still hasn’t fully gained back his ability to taste or smell, after contracting covid-19 earlier this year.

By now we know that symptoms vary and linger for different periods in different patients, spanning from weeks to even months after recovery.

Talking on Ellen, Cranston revealed that he and his wife had contracted the virus quite early on in the year with ‘mild symptoms’ – joking that they didn’t want to miss out.

They’ve since recovered nicely he said, “but the only symptom that to this day seems to linger is that I lost a percentage of my ability to taste and smell”.

According to Cranston, his wife surprisingly got it first way back when the talk of the virus coming over was still new, and then he caught the virus from her. He went on to say that they were very lucky and mild symptoms only lasted for about 10 days.

Talking about his loss of taste and smell Cranston said he had gained back about 75% of his senses, “but if someone was brewing coffee and I walk into a kitchen, I cannot smell it.”

 Back in July, the Breaking Bad star went on to Instagram to announce that he had contracted the virus earlier in the year and kept on encouraging everyone to maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

In the video, he explained that after recovering he decided to donate his plasma with Covid-19 antibodies at UCLA Blood and Platelet Center.

Plasma from those who have contracted Covid-19 can be used to aid patients in recovering faster and help in further scientific research studies.

He mentioned in the video that the whole process took about 1 hour, and he donated 840ml of plasma – ‘liquid gold’.

“I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail – but ONLY if we follow the rules together,” the caption read.

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