From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fred Hutch scientists have been sharing their expertise through interviews and conversations with reporters and media outlets. Here is a list of some of the significant coverage:
Computational biologist Trevor Bedford is quoted on the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle.
— The New York Times • March 01, 2020
Trevor Bedford’s work on the spread and genetic variation of COVID-19 from China to the US is discussed.
—The New York Times • March 05, 2020
Virologist Dr. Keith Jerome’s COVID-19 testing kit is discussed, along with Trevor Bedford’s computational analysis of COVID-19 spread.
— The Atlantic • March 06, 2020
Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed how he has been using Nextstrain to understand COVID-19 genetics and spread.
— Wall Street Journal • March 06, 2020
Dr. Steve Pergam comments on COVID-19 risk for cancer patients.
— The Washington Post • March 10, 2020
Betz Halloran commented on the power of data science and modeling to track COVID-19 and other viruses.
— The New York Times • March 13, 2020
Dr. Steve Pergam is interviewed on COVID-19 and the risk to immunocompromised people.
— Scientific American • March 14, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, an infectious disease expert, provided commentary on the need for widespread COVID-19 testing.
— The New York Times • March 16, 2020
Trevor Bedford and Jesse Bloom gave context to how they used genomic analysis of COVID-19 to track its spread.
— NPR • March 19, 2020
Trevor Bedford and Dr. Elizabeth Halloran provided expertise for this interactive COVID-19 map, which overlays travel and migration data with epidemiological data.
— The New York Times • March 21, 2020
Dr. Joshua Schiffer and Bryan Mayer discussed viral load variability in patients and what that could mean for COVID-19.
— The New Yorker • March 26, 2020
Trevor Bedford explained how Nextstrain has evolved with open and rapid data sharing, allowing for real time tracking of COVID-19 mutations and spread.
— National Geographic • March 26, 2020
Dr. Larry Corey commented on the quick development of potential vaccines and vaccine trials for COVID-19.
— Science • March 31, 2020
Trevor Bedford’s latest tweets suggesting physical distancing measures have been effective in Washington state are cited.
— STAT News • April 09, 2020
Allison Black, a genomic epidemiologist in the Bedford Lab, debunked sentiments that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in the U.S. in fall 2019.
— Slate • April 10, 2020
Trevor Bedford commented on how mutation rates may or may not impact a COVID-19 vaccine.
— The New York Times • April 16, 2020
Drs. Tom Lynch and Larry Corey recalled the start of the COVID-19 epidemic and discussed Fred Hutch’s efforts to track and control the virus along with other notable Seattle companies.
— Fortune • April 17, 2020
Dr. Josh Schiffer explains the complexity of COVID-19 immune response and variability across patients in a video.
— The Wall Street Journal • May 6, 2020
Dr. Larry Corey commented on COVID-19 vaccine trials and strategy.
— CNN • May 13, 2020
Steven Heinkoff’s at home lab is mentioned in this article on scientists working from home.
— The Scientist • May 13, 2020
Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID-19 vaccine development and clinical trials.
— The Timmerman Report • May 16, 2020
The Covidwatch study is profiled, with Dr. Michael Boeckh explaining the study goals.
— The Seattle Times • May 16, 2020