Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)

silent bob

Super Anarchist
New Jersey

The next “Covid”? I’m just getting over a nasty bug. Tested negative for Covid, RSV, and the Flu. Sinus bug that turned into a non stop deep cough. Chest X-Ray indicated Pneumonia. Doctor gave me a Z Pack and Amoxicillin, but still lingering after two weeks. Had similar back in November, but not quite as bad. Overall, I’d say it was worse than Covid!

Steam Flyer

Sophisticated Yet Humble
Eastern NC
Anti-biotic resistant infections are more common and more serious... well, they can kill you, that's about as serious as it can get.

Anti-science people will scoff at this too. After all, it's that darn evolution!


Super Anarchist
Had 2 week jury duty recently, just before leaving the court reporter visited us, mentioned a defense attorney was sick and something was going around the courthouse. A few days later I had the exact symptoms that sb had. Still Covid free although checked for that. Sinus and chest cough really sucked and lasted for weeks. I am very rarely ill (believe it's better to give than receive :cool: ) and this was the worst I have felt in many years. Now at least it has a name beyond This Sucks.


Super Anarchist
Mr Clew still has the upper respiratory infection that started 2 weeks ago. Doc says there are a lot of nasty viruses around
and he could get a test but it wouldn't make a difference since no treatment. Fortunately no coughing.
He learned a lesson about hand gel vigilance!


Super Anarchist
I've had a persistent dry barking cough for 6 months like croup. Not frequent, just 2-3 times a day otherwise feel fine. Daughter has the same (so it's not smoker related, I quit 6 months ago). we've had chest xrays, sputum tests, all good. She's had mild covid 2x and 4 shots, I'm still a novid with 5 shots.
Doctors (several) just say time will cure it. It's just a bug that's going around everywhere.


Super Anarchist
😲 our Canberra friends used to talk about the 30 day cough and we got it once...but 6 months is a bit much.

Edit: this was in 2015 when we chartered a boat in FNQ with them and another couple. Before covid. Maybe before covid, lol.
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Ease the sheet.

ignoring stupid people is easy
Hiding in your mom's basement for 4 years will do that to you.
My understanding of science is such that I've avoided being sick for a very long time.

Covid has been little more than a hiccup.

It's biggest effect has been the outing of idiotic fuckwits like you. You and your brethren have been hiding in the shadows and under rocks for too long.

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