Update on my opinion: About a month ago I got it. I tested negative for the first two days that I was sick, but the third day I popped positive. Felt like crap for a week, but took a generic version of Theraflu everyday. About day 6 I was fine, but it took a few days for me not to get winded when I took a walk. My wife got it two weeks after me, and although she seemed to be more ill, she recovered faster and was doing her cardio workouts a week later. For both of us it was like a bad cold, and we wanted to sleep more than usual. So - my opinion is that it has mutated to the point that it is now like a cold or flu. You won't feel great, but you probably won't die either. For the record, I am not a kid anymore, so youth cannot be credited with me getting off pretty easily.