Researchers use live virus to identify 30 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

Four drugs hold near-term promise to fight the novel coronavirus.

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the University of Hong Kong, Scripps Research, UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UCLA have identified 30 existing drugs that stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.