The coronavirus has us all working and staying at home is much as possible. The government and personal response has been good to decrease the incidence of the disease. It took a few days for the public to accept this but subways and streets are almost empty.
We will learn more about the severity and contagiousness of this virus while waiting for it to mutate or change into a benign form. We will also learn how more effectively to handle this from a public as well as a medical standpoint.
Speaking of medical aspect, there are early studies in China using stem cells and exosomes (growth factors) to treat coronavirus. Most deaths from the coronavirus are from respiratory origin such as pneumonia.(See this DailyMail article)
If stem cells are administered intravenously they go to the right side of the heart and then are pumped out into the lungs. The stem cells get trapped in the capillaries of the lung. The lung is a perfect target organ for stem cell treatment. I have seen this in my experience using stem cells for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema. Some of our military who have been exposed to something in the air in the environment can develop chronic lung problems. Stem cell treatment has been very good improving the condition.
Many biologic factors of a cell become depleted with age. The administration of exosomes supplies some of these factors so that the cell functions more optimally. Our system fights infections better.
Viruses are part of our environment. All of what is being done above is how we adapt for survival.