Reblog: Michael Simms: On my recent experience with Covid (maybe)

I was led to this post by msjadeli over at I’m kinda lucky in that I have cocooned myself in, and the pox hasn’t touched me personally. Me or anyone I know first-hand. I see stuff on TV but the stories very seldom cover how the virus *feels*. I figure there might be some people who are as ill-informed as I am, and this post is from a US survivor. He is also very scathing about the infrastructure (for want of a better word) of it all. I suspect a lot of what he says applies equally to the UK.

Vox Populi

Yesterday afternoon when I got home from the hospital and booted my computer, I was overwhelmed by the thousands of people who sent me messages of love and encouragement after my recent health scare. Thank you! Since many people have asked for details, I’ll share what happened — as best I can.

I’ve been suffering for a few weeks from symptoms typical of an infection from Covid-19, but when I was tested two weeks ago, the results were negative. However, knowing that the tests for Covid are highly unreliable with false negative rates of anywhere from 15% to 30% and even higher for people like me in high-risk groups, I suspected that my test result was a false negative. Then, on Thursday last week, my symptoms became much worse with a spike in fever and a closing of my bronchial tube. The Albuterol which I had been using…

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Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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