Omai Garner, who directs UCLA Health's clinical testing for COVID-19, says Cuba Gooding's role in the 1995 film "Outbreak" inspired his career path. "I wanted to be the one fighting the apocalypse," he says. Garner quickly brought UCLA's testing in-house to screen patients and medical staff for the virus.
Read Thomas Curwen's story for the Los Angeles Times: Here's what coronavirus testing for a very sick patient looks like, from swab to result
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