>>35016>I dunno, guy from Wales said in interview it was worst flu of his life, he had terrible sinus pressure causing painful headaches and he also struggled to breath. This is a Guy in his 20s.>I know there is a relatively long dormant period but I don't think this is a flu you can get and not know about it.
Almost every common (i.e. not Ebola or Nile thing) virus may have mild and non-sensible case. Coronaviruses are pretty common, there are plenty of them that cause common cold. It is very personal-related, some people have much higher immunity to some types of viruses. There are plenty of reasons, from genetics, general health condition, previous exposure to similar viruses (and previous exposure at all, because body immune answer is pretty high after recent illness) etc. Even serious diseases like cholera have light forms when people don't go to doctors because they think that it is typical food poisoning.
For example, one of my friends always get a heavy throat pain on every common cold, even if other symptoms are missing. I had this much less, but I get heavy rhinitis every time, even with noticeable pain inside nose. Some people are just never get common cold at all - I know one person who wasn't ill for 2 years, maybe only very mild cases that didn't prevent his everyday activity.
So, personal stories aren't good way to get opinion about disease, especially if it is flu-like. I've had multiple cases of very heavy flu (or something like this) in my 20s, with temperatures like 39C for 2-3 days, and I was pretty healthy person, and this was some simple seasonal thing, not a specific epidemic.
I guess many people had noticeable symptoms but didn't go for doctor. Personally I went to hospital with flu-like conditions only once in past 10 years, just because I've had inflammation in ear (this was first time in my life, at least as I remember, when ear was affected, so I was somewhat scared). In other cases I've just sit at home and did nothing.
Although of course this virus is pretty heavy compared to others, at least it is as dangerous as serious flu (and flu isn't a joke at all), especially for people with weakened health (who, in case of flu, often get a vaccine before that lessens the damage). Not a typical common cold that we expect.>However, I hold out hope it will die out in summer. So I'm stocking up and staying cautious 'til then.
I think that it will stuck in population for very long time. Maybe it will evolve to less dangerous form, because very virulent diseases are rarely very dangerous, heavy forms are easier to isolate (more noticeable symptoms -> better isolation from society) and sometimes they kill owner before they can spread much. But possibility of full eradication are small.