UCI researchers will test former Ebola drug as part of coronavirus clinical trial

Everybody is hoping for a miracle drug to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the infectious novel coronavirus. Now, researchers at UC Irvine have a shot at helping to find it. … The research is being led by Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, chair of UCI School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and executive director of the UCI Health Hospitalist Program and fellow principal investigator Dr. Lanny Hsieh, an infectious disease specialist. “The exciting thing is that UCI is on the cutting edge of making this available to our patients,” Amin said. “We want to be there. We want to make sure we have the right therapeutic options.”