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Existing Drugs and Treatments May Be Useful in Pandemic Fight

KPCC interviewed Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on the potential use of existing drugs and treatments against the pandemic. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The increase in cases is expected. It will take weeks for our quarantine efforts to show its fruits but it does not mean it is not working. Earlier this morning, the Trump Administration during a press briefing said it asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to "fast-track" antiviral treatments for coronavirus. To answer our questions about this and other matters related to the COVID-19 virus, we turn to Dr. Robert Kim-Farley. He's with UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, and a former staffer with the Centers For Disease Control.


  • Dr. Robert Kim-Farley with UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health and Former Staffer with the Centers for Disease Control