For example: The poster may not be "a month out". Possibly just 1 week or as many as 5 since last month only ended last week.
A lingering cough does not automatically signify permanent damage. Personally in my 55+ years I have had upper respiratory infections that caused coughs lingering for weeks but I eventually got over them.
My point is not that you are wrong. You may be right. I just feel that there is a lot of jumping to conclusions from many sides of the pandemic debates.
I don't envy the people who are having to make momentous decisions with so much conflicting information and points of views.