I can assure you it is real. I was the first person on Earth to get it that I know. I got sick in February 2020, while studying abroad in Bergamo. The epicenter of it all. And what I got was no "flu." I had extreme fever, vomiting, and then for the next 6 months off and on, in undulating fashion, fevers, incredible fatigue to the point where a few steps caused tachycardia and palpitations, and chest pain that was deep and unrelenting. I had tinnitus, brain fog, etc. the whole thing. I didn't know back then about ivermectin as it was so early on. But when I look at how people describe "Long Haulers" I know for a fact that this is not some made up thing everyone is talking about, these were bizarre symptoms I had never faced in my whole life and others describe the same exact patterns (feeling better, then crashing upon slight exertions, etc.). Some people are lucky and don't get symptoms, and others, like myself, get hit hard.
People are debating what is worse, virus or vaccine? They are similar and act in similar ways. Both will create the spike protein problem. I would not under any circumstance risk getting the vaccine. But that is not to downplay the virus because the virus is very dangerous for some. As Dr. Hoffe notes, the blood vessels, brain, and heart, are not rejuvenate organs. If you have scarring in your lungs it causes remodeling, and ultimately the result is the heart has to pump harder to get oxygen to the body, and you will die of heart failure before you should have.
So that's why it is important for people to take the prophylaxis and treatment seriously, and not be an idiot like me and think it's a flu or some cold. Otherwise you will suffer the same effects that I suffered and you will have the RNA go into your DNA and permanently be creating viral proteins that will constantly activate your immune system and cause premature death. I am currently having to research how to reverse fibrosis of these organs, something the medical establishment doesn't even know how to do.
I'm sorry that you were sick, and I don't mean to offend, but in my opinion that does not give you a unique insight into the topic.
Basically all of these 'new' covid symptoms (lasting fatigue, loss of smell etc.) have been observed in rarer cases after flu infections and they very demonstrably don't happen to a lot of people with sars-cov2. Out of the several hundred people I have spoken to over the last 1,5 years, there was one case of a friend of a friend. And three who have had covid at all, but with very mild symptoms. (And I'm not aware of actual reliable data - as opposed to news reports - telling a different story)
People falling seriously ill here and there is not an argument against us saying it's no worse than the flu. The flu can be horrible and it does kill people.
I used to have a very unhealthy lifestyle and got the flu during summer when I was around 30. I was in a dark place too and I hate doctors, so I knew I wouldn't go to the hospital. For almost two days I felt like I might die every time I closed my eyes, because my breathing was so shallow I didn't know whether it would keep me alive if I lost consciousness.
If I were a normie and that had happened to me in 2020 I would be all up in arms about corona being the most deadly virus ever and campaign for a vaccine mandate.
But it's just one thing that can happen in one's in a lifetime. And in a country with several million people, you're always gonna find a bunch of people telling horror stories. But the fact is that the data does not support the narrative of these years being worse than years before.
And to say the vaccine and the virus act in similiar ways is technically true but what does that tell you about the risk of either?
We know now that the spike protein is a toxin, so why would you get the vaccine and make sure your cells produce it by the billions instead of hoping for a symptomless infection, even if you were at risk?
And if it's all the same, why don't we hear about Guillian Barré syndrome, blood clots and heart failure in young people after a covid infection and instead only after the vaccine?
With some goodwill and a strong belief in mainstream science (and I certainly don't advocate either) you can maybe make an argument in favor of the vaccine for elderly (80+) people. But for everyone else the vaccine is more dangerous, there is no question about it.