Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 44: A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special with Dr. Robert Kim-Farley

Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

With the recent pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading globally, and as the situation continues to unfold, I thought it would be timely to get Dr. Robert Kim-Farley on the Baha’i Blogcast. Dr. Kim-Farley is an epidemiologist and a dear Baha’i friend who currently serves as a Professor in both the Departments of Epidemiology, and the Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, and from 2004 to 2018, he served as the Director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

In this episode, Dr. Kim-Farley (or Dr. Bob as I like to call him), tells us about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what we know about it so far. He shares some possible scenarios of what could happen in the coming months and gives examples of how certain countries are fighting it. He tells us how we can help slow down the spread of the virus, and he also shares his personal experience in how they were able to completely eliminate polio from Indonesia.

Skip ahead to the 24-minute mark of the podcast if you don’t want to hear any more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and find out how Dr. Bob got into epidemiology, how he discovered the Baha’i Faith, met his wife, and recently joined a rock band.

I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did, and also find it helpful!

To find out more about some of the things we covered in this episode, check out the following links:

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Thanks for listening!

-Rainn Wilson

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 4 Comments

  1. It was such a pleasure to listen to this wonderful podcast. I was full of enjoyment while lusten to the stories of Dr. Kimfaley’life and beliefs. Thanks for this.

  2. Dear Rainn,
    This, along with all of the other Blogcast’s, was a delight to the soul. I have just discovered this podcast and found it to be the most beautiful and reassuring accompaniment to my Fast this year. It is not only greatly enjoyable, but very uplifting during this stressful time, and your sincere and organic questioning seems almost telepathic as you always get to exactly what I was wondering! Haha from dozen’s of listeners to millions soon, I’m sure. With much gratitude, a new devoted fan.

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