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A very common and widespread illness, called pneumonia, was suddenly repackaged as the cardinal symptom of a “new disease,” COVID.
Yes, you are correct. “Pneumonia” is a generic term for lung disease. It is the different causes of pneumonia that necessitate radically different treatments.
Causes of Pneumonia | CDC
Viruses, bacteria, and fungi can all cause pneumonia. In the United States, common causes of viral pneumonia are influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). A common cause of bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus).
The following all cause pneumonia, but require different treatment.
Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV) Infection
Human Parainfluenza Virus (HPIV) Infection
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
Here are a few illustrations of different lung infectants
Anyone who tells you they are all the same, IS LYING!