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Dr. Chris Centeno provides impressive information about Coronavirus


Chris Centeno, MD is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. Centeno pioneered orthopedic stem cell procedures in 2005 and is responsible for a large amount of the published research on stem cell use for orthopedic applications.

Dr. Chris Centeno's research on Coronavirus (AKA COVID-19) is impressive. He provides frequent updates on the virus as new information becomes available and deciphers what is media hype and what is actual emerging science.

Here's his introduction to a series of blogs about Coronavirus:

"Coronavirus: To quickly review, the Coronavirus disease is much like the flu. Its scientific name is COVID-19. ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. The “-19” indicates that it was first detected in 2019. The common name often used for this disease, called “Coronavirus” is really medical slang as that’s just a common virus type. The virus that causes the disease has been named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2). Now let’s dig into why is everyone so freaked out."

Below is the link to Dr. Centeno's blog:

Here's a list of some of the topics he covers:

Coronavirus Episode 4: My Dan Bongino Interview (Mar. 13, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 5: We NEED to BEND the CURVE NOW (Mar. 14, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 6: Regen Med COVID-19 Scams Abound… (Mar. 15, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 7: Update and Exosomes (Mar. 17, 2020)

Where are We? Coronavirus Episode 8 (Mar. 19, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 9: Can Quercetin Help COVID-19? (Mar. 20, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 10: How Long Will the Shutdown Last? (Mar. 21, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 11: Should You Be Taking Your Vitamin D? (Mar. 22, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 12: Does a Microwave Kill Coronavirus? (Mar. 23, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 14: Is Chloroquine a Cure? (Mar. 24, 2020)

Coronavirus Episode 15: What’s Really Going On in Italy? (Mar. 25, 2020)

If you don't have time to read all Dr. Centeno's blogs, then I recommend the three below:

I believe his article entitled; "Coronavirus Episode 5: We NEED to BEND the CURVE NOW" (March 14th) is important to read.

His more recent piece entitled; "Coronavirus Episode 8: Good News/Bad News" (March 19th) gives some positive news as well as more current statistics.

Another interesting read is "Coronavirus Episode 10: How Long Will the Shutdown Last?" (March 21st).

Please note: "US cases continue to grow and we all need to expect that as testing comes online and we begin to ID more people in the community, that number will appear to explode." So, don't panic when you see the number of infected people rise rapidly in the next few days. Before, few people were being tested.

Although, Dr. Centeno has provided more recent information, which is more downbeat, I wish to pass along his analysis of what happened on the Diamond Princess Cruise. Below is an excerpt from an earlier article of his:

"The Diamond Princess Cruise by The Numbers:

First, what happened on this ship and is happening worldwide is a tragedy. So let’s keep that in perspective as we look at the Diamond Princess Cruise pandemic math:

What does all of that mean? The fact that only 17% contracted COVID-19 on a cruise ship that was out there for a month before being quarantined is NOT impressive. In fact, epidemiologists usually see 20-40% of individuals in a population test positive for the influenza virus during a bad flu pandemic.

Also, pay attention to the 1% fatality rate impacting mostly the elderly. That number had previously been reported as 0.85%. There was a new death recorded so that number has gone up. However, please note that the average age of cruise ship passengers is older by about a decade than the average age of the United States population." ...

"Dr. Centeno's recommendations:

Wishing you the best of health!