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Machine Learning Method Allows Highly Multiplexed Cell Surface Protein Analysis via Flow Cytometry

Dr. Mark Headley discussed his research on how to make single-cell experiments more efficient.

GenomeWeb
September 23, 2021

Remdesivir Averts Hospitalization in Study of High-Risk Patients

Dr. Josh Hill commented on a study of Remdesivir in high-risk patients:

Bloomberg
September 22, 2021

Seattle brothers expand billion-dollar biotech company's focus to include COVID

Hilary Hehman described the entrepreneurial culture at Fred Hutch that has allowed its commercial endeavors to thrive.

Seattle Times
September 21, 2021

Winter is coming, again: What to expect from Covid-19 as the season looms

Dr. Trevor Bedford predicted near-term and future spread of SARS-CoV-2.

STAT
September 20, 2021

COVID vaccine immunity is waning — how much does that matter?

Dr. Julie McElrath noted that COVID vaccines continue to prevent hospitalization and death.

Nature
September 17, 2021

Long-haul COVID-19 can last months. But here’s why experts are optimistic about recovery.

Dr. Julie McElrath and collaborators from the Allen Institute discussed research in immune response and understanding long COVID.

USA Today
September 17, 2021

Analysis: U.S. hopes COVID vaccine boosters will decrease not just deaths, but virus spread

Dr. Larry Corey noted that vaccine boosters may prevent transmission.

Reuters
September 15, 2021

Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand?

Dr. Scott Ramsey commented on how the standard treatment for sickle cell disease is more costly than a new curative approach.

The New York Times
September 14, 2021

Covid-19 Could Become Like the Flu if More People Get Vaccinated

Dr. Jesse Bloom talked about the evolution of coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

The Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2021

Covid-19 Virus Variants Mu and Lambda Unlikely to Supplant Delta

Dr. Trevor Bedford characterized the landscape of COVID variants.

The Wall Street Journal
September 10, 2021

United States boosts tracking of coronavirus strains as Mu variant draws scrutiny

Dr. Trevor Bedford commented on the volume of COVID genomes now available in the U.S.     

Science
September 07, 2021

Researchers Investigate Molecular Clues in Puzzling Alaska Native Cancer Disparity

Dr. Riki Peters and collaborators spoke about new research to understand colorectal cancer disparities in Alaska Native people.     

The Science Writer
September 01, 2021

Johnson & Johnson’s HIV vaccine fails first efficacy trial

Dr. Larry Corey characterized results from an HIV vaccine study he helped lead.

STAT
August 31, 2021

Improving CAR-T cell therapy with more sensitive tumor identification

A new study from Dr. Stan Riddell’s lab shows how to improve CAR T-cell targeting.

FierceBiotech
August 25, 2021

Many patients with cancer lack adequate immunity to measles, mumps

Dr. Steve Pergam and Elizabeth Krantz discussed their study on cancer patients and immunity to measles and mumps.

Healio/HemOnc Today
August 23, 2021

New Evidence Points To Antibodies As A Reliable Indicator Of Vaccine Protection

Dr. Holly Janes spoke with NPR.

NPR
August 23, 2021

Q&A: Seattle COVID-19 vaccine expert answers questions about booster shots

Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID vaccine boosters.

KING 5
August 21, 2021

As Delta Surges, Covid-19 Breakthrough Cases Remain Uncommon

Dr. Larry Corey discussed breakthrough cases of COVID.

The Wall Street Journal
August 17, 2021

Why a fast-spreading coronavirus and a half-vaccinated public can be a recipe for disaster

Dr. Josh Schiffer discussed the rise of variants.

Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2021

Patients With Cancer May Have an Increased Risk for Measles and Mumps

Dr. Steve Pergam and Elizabeth Krantz discussed their study on measles and mumps immunity in cancer patients.

CURE
August 13, 2021

Many People With Cancer Lack Protection Against Measles and Mumps

Dr. Steven Pergam and biostatistician Elizabeth Krantz discussed their research on cancer patients and immunity to mumps and measles.

Inside Science
August 12, 2021

How will the coronavirus evolve?

Dr. Tyler Starr discussed his research on SARS-CoV-2 evolution.

The New Yorker
August 11, 2021

Scientists may have found a marker of how effective COVID-19 vaccines are

Dr. Peter Gilbert explained a new study identifying correlates of protection for the Moderna vaccine.

NPR
August 10, 2021

Study showing antibody levels protecting against COVID-19 could speed creation of new vaccines, boosters

Dr. Peter Gilbert explained a study identifying correlates of protection for the Moderna virus.

USA Today
August 10, 2021

Antibody levels predictive of Moderna's vaccine efficacy -study

Dr. Peter Gilbert explained a study identifying correlates of protection for the Moderna virus.

Reuters
August 10, 2021

Will COVID vaccine booster shots be needed? It's likely, experts say, but the immunocompromised should be prioritized.

Dr. Larry Corey commented on COVID vaccines in immunocompromised people.

USA Today
August 08, 2021

‘Goldilocks virus’: Delta vanquishes all variant rivals as scientists race to understand its tricks

Dr. Trevor Bedford commented on the delta variant with The Washington Post.

The Washington Post
August 08, 2021

People who already had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated, scientists urge

Allison Greaney, a graduate student in Dr. Jesse Bloom’s lab, discussed her recent study on SARS-CoV-2 immunity.

National Geographic
August 04, 2021

How to quit smoking: 5 actions you can take now 5 actions you can take now to end the addiction

Dr. Jonathan Bricker shared strategies for quitting smoking.

CNN
July 16, 2021

There Are Few Good COVID Antivirals, but That Could Be Changing

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio explained how small molecule antivirals still work when viruses develop resistance.

Scientific American
July 15, 2021

Videos reduce HPV vaccine hesitancy among parents

Dr. Parth Shah discussed his study on how to encourage HPV vaccination.

Healio
July 15, 2021

Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, UW Medicine announce plans for new cancer partnership

Dr. Tom Lynch joined Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s leaders in describing how the new structure will expedite new therapies.

KIRO TV
July 13, 2021

Cancer care and research in Pacific Northwest to be streamlined under proposed reorganization

Dr. Tom Lynch described how the restructure of Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children's, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance could improve startups.

GeekWire
July 13, 2021

New study on delta variant reveals importance of receiving both vaccine shots, highlights challenges posed by mutations -

Dr. Jesse Bloom discussed how SARS-CoV-2 will continue to evolve.

The Washington Post
July 08, 2021

Can we stretch existing Covid vaccines to inoculate more people? Experts are divided

Dr. Larry Corey expressed concern about using partial doses of COVID vaccines to increase global access to the vaccines without clinical data.

STAT
July 08, 2021

Covid’s Lambda variant: worth watching, but no cause for alarm

Dr. Trevor Bedford described the newly emerged Lambda variant.

The New York Times
July 08, 2021

12 lessons COVID-19 taught us about developing vaccines during a pandemic

Dr. Larry Corey shared his reflections on the COVID vaccine program.

STAT
June 30, 2021

The COVID pandemic’s lingering impact on clinical trials

Dr. Joe Unger discussed efforts to measure whether changes to clinical trials during the pandemic affected data quality.

Nature
June 28, 2021

Fred Hutch study: Mangling RNA may extend use of immunotherapy drugs

Dr. Roberty Bradley discussed a new study that is using experimental compounds that alter RNA to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy drugs against cancer cells.

GeekWire
June 25, 2021

'We need to continue to innovate': How charities are using NFTs as a way to fundraise

Kelly O’Brien shared that Fred Hutch received its first cryptocurrency philanthropic gift. 

USA Today
June 25, 2021

Scientist Finds Early Virus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted

Dr. Jesse Bloom’s preprint on recovered sequences of early SARS-CoV-2 cases was featured. 

The New York Times
June 23, 2021

Vaccine Hesitancy or Systemic Racism?

Dr. Stephaun Wallace and co-authors wrote an op-ed on the misperceptions around vaccine hesitancy.

Project Syndicate
June 23, 2021

Study testing Moderna vaccine in transmission prevention to include young adults

Dr. Larry Corey commented on a study that is testing whether the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine works to prevent infection and transmission of the virus.

Reuters
June 22, 2021

Two reasons why doctors say anyone who's had COVID still needs to get poked

Dr. Stephaun Wallace explained why people who previously had COVID-19 still need to get vaccinated. 

KOMO-TV
June 22, 2021

One year or five? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Dr. Larry Corey gave context around COVID vaccine efficacy and durability. He said, “If the duration of protection is such that you can still get a mild cold, but you don't end up in the hospital, the vaccine will still be a success.”

Business Insider
June 16, 2021

The Human Genome Is—Finally!—Complete

Dr. Steve Henikoff commented on a “landmark” study that adds greater detail of the genome. He said it will enable other research questions, including “What happens in cancer?” and “What happens if you compare offspring to parents?”

The Atlantic
June 11, 2021

Stephaun Wallace on Seattle Gay News' inaugural podcast

In Seattle Gay News’ inaugural podcast, Dr. Stephaun Wallace discussed COVID and HIV vaccine research and engaging communities in science. He said, “One of the things I really appreciate about science is that you’re always learning something.”

Seattle Gay News
June 07, 2021

A pandemic upside: The flu virus became less diverse, simplifying the task of making flu shots

Dr. Trevor Bedford reacted to speculation that a clade of the influenza virus may have gone extinct during the pandemic. He said, “I think it has a decent chance that it’s gone. But the world’s a big place.”

STAT
June 02, 2021

Who really needs coronavirus herd immunity? People with weakened immune systems

Drs. Josh Hill and Steve Pergam discussed COVID immunity among immunocompromised people. Dr. Hill pointed out that for those with weakened immune systems, “Antibody tests are just the tip of the iceberg of what the immune system is doing.”

The Seattle Times
June 01, 2021

Have half the world’s COVID-19 deaths gone uncounted? Here’s why some experts think so

Dr. Ruth Etzioni characterized how she thinks about the true COVID death toll.

The Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2021

As Covid dissipates in the U.S., cold and flu viruses may return with a vengeance

Dr. Trevor Bedford commented on the rise in circulating respiratory viruses as COVID restrictions decrease.

STAT
May 27, 2021

Finding how much protection is enough when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Peter Gilbert told KIRO 7 about how he is working to find the “correlate of protection."

KIRO 7
May 26, 2021

Researchers in biotech, academia and Big Pharma are offering puzzle pieces to crack CAR-T for solid tumors. Will they ever snap together?

Drs. Stan Riddell and Shivani Srivastava described research in cell therapies for solid tumors. She said, “All the reasons that make it technically complex are also the reasons why the insights you get are...more likely to be clinically relevant.”

Endpoints News
May 25, 2021

A Clue to Why the 1918 Pandemic Came Back Stronger Than Before

Dr. Jesse Bloom commented on how the 1918 flu virus evolved to become more deadly.

The Atlantic
May 24, 2021

New Guidelines Say Colonoscopies Should Start At Age 45

Dr. Rachel Issaka gave insights on the new guidelines for colonoscopies. 

Seattle Medium
May 20, 2021

A Kent church is closing the vaccine equity gap, sometimes to a round of applause

Dr. Michele Andrasik commented on building vaccine confidence.

The Seattle Times
May 15, 2021

Masks and social distancing may still be needed for people with compromised immunity

Dr. Josh Hill emphasized how broad COVID vaccination can “protect our vulnerable patient populations within the community who either can’t get vaccinated for some reason, or who may not have as good of a vaccine response.”

KING 5
May 14, 2021

Lab accident or jump from animals? Hutch virus expert calls for a new probe of COVID-19 origins

Dr. Jesse Bloom commented on a Science letter he wrote with 17 other scientists.

The Seattle Times
May 13, 2021

Local 'Drink Pink' campaign raises money to fight breast cancer

Kelly O’Brien shares how a local milk company is raising money for cancer research. 

KOMO TV
May 13, 2021

The race to avoid a possible "monster" COVID variant

Dr. Josh Schiffer stressed rapid vaccination.

Axios
May 07, 2021

Bisphosphonates may lower risk for invasive breast cancer among women with DCIS

Dr. Chris Li shared results from his study of bisphosphonates and breast cancer.

Healio/HemOnc Today
May 07, 2021

A vaccine without needles? It’s on the way

Dr. Jim Kublin spoke with CNN about next-gen vaccine delivery technologies.

CNN
May 06, 2021

College Students Are Helping Answer Key Vaccine Questions, but Finding Enough of Them Is Tough

Dr. Holly Janes explained the PreventCOVIDU study of COVID vaccines and transmission.

U.S. News & World Report
May 06, 2021

Meet the Seattle doctor who Dr. Fauci trusted to help develop COVID-19 vaccines

Drs. Tony Fauci and Larry Corey reflected on their collaboration on HIV and COVID vaccines.

KING 5
May 05, 2021

Overcoming Challenges to Broaden Adoptive T-Cell Therapy in Lung Cancer

In a profile, Dr. Leah Schmidt talked about her research in Dr. Phil Greenberg’s lab to develop T-cell therapy for lung cancer.

Oncology Times
May 05, 2021

A doctor trained nurse practitioners to do colonoscopies. Critics say his research exploited Black patients

Dr. Rachel Issaka critiqued a study’s consent process.

STAT
May 04, 2021

New Blood Tests Should Show How Long A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Protect You

Dr. Peter Gilbert discussed studies of what immune responses protect against COVID-19.

NPR
April 28, 2021

New high-tech lab at Fred Hutch creates 3D maps of proteins to aid therapeutics and vaccine research

Drs. Melody Campbell and Barry Stoddard described the newly-opened cryoEM facility.

GeekWire
April 24, 2021

Scientists Are Working On Booster Shots In Case COVID-19 Vaccines Lose Their Effect

Dr. Peter Gilbert discussed how to test vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants.

NPR
April 22, 2021

What the Recent HIV Vaccine Research Findings Really Mean

Dr. Larry Corey commented on the challenge of creating an effective HIV vaccine.

Rolling Stone
April 15, 2021

Behind the mask: Public health innovator Dr. Stephaun Wallace

Dr. Stephaun Wallace reflected on his career in public health.

South Seattle Emerald
April 13, 2021

A vaccine study in college students will help determine when it’s safe to take masks off

Dr. Larry Corey explained one of the questions the Prevent COVID U study is designed to answer:

The Washington Post
April 12, 2021

You got vaccinated. Now what? 7 things to know for your post-COVID vaccine behavior

Dr. Josh Schiffer spoke with Geekwire and gave his input on SARS-CoV-2 variants.

GeekWire
April 10, 2021

Meet an epidemiologist fighting to make vaccines work for communities of color

Bill Gates featured Dr. Stephaun Wallace’s work in his personal blog.

Gates Notes
April 06, 2021

Covid Mutants Multiply as Scientists Race to Decode Variations

Dr. Jesse Bloom discussed COVID mutations with Bloomberg. 

Bloomberg
April 05, 2021

Researchers pursuing novel treatments for herpes infections and diabetes win STAT Madness

Drs. Keith Jerome and Martine Aubert won the annual STAT Madness contest for biomedical research.

STAT
April 05, 2021

The race between COVID vaccines and emerging variants

Allison Greaney of Dr. Jesse Bloom’s lab discussed SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations.

Axios
April 02, 2021

NCCN Guidelines Urge Patients With Cancer to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, Whichever is Available

In a Q&A, Dr. Steve Pergam discussed national guidelines on COVID vaccines in cancer patients.

Cure
March 31, 2021

Luck is essential for any successful coronavirus variant, study shows

Dr. Josh Schiffer explained his team’s latest analysis of how super-spreader events allow variants to become predominant and create new variants.

Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2021

Unlocking the COVID code

Dr. Trevor Bedford commented on advances in the viral genomics field.

New York Times Magazine
March 26, 2021

Do COVID-19 vaccines stop transmission? Top scientists are now recruiting thousands of college students to find out

Dr. Larry Corey discussed a new study to find out if COVID vaccines prevent transmission.

Business Insider
March 26, 2021

Fred Hutch scientist answers latest COVID-19 questions on vaccines, variants, and more

GeekWire covered Fred Hutch’s Science Says virtual event where Hutch scientists discussed their latest work.

GeekWire
March 25, 2021

Patients with cancer living in poorer areas have worse survival outcomes

Dr. Joe Unger explained his study showing that in cancer patients, “access to guideline-based care...alone is not sufficient to eliminate disparate outcomes related to socioeconomic deprivation.”

HemOnc
March 17, 2021

Disappointment and Hope From Two HIV Prevention Trials

Dr. Larry Corey characterized results from the Antibody Mediated Prevention studies, coordinated through the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, as “important proof of concept” in using antibody infusions to prevent HIV.

U.S. News & World Report
March 17, 2021

‘On your toes’ approach to managing infection risk needed as CAR T-cell therapy evolves

In a Q&A, Dr. Josh Hill discussed treating infections in people receiving CAR T-cell therapy.

Healio
March 17, 2021

COVID-19 precautions shut down flu this season, but what will next winter bring?

Dr. Steve Pergam reflected on how public health measures helped reduce spread of other respiratory viruses.

The Seattle Times
March 14, 2021

Is it really time to roll back gathering restrictions? Some experts are optimistic about WA moving to Phase 3

Dr. Josh Schiffer discussed his computational modeling of COVID-19 and a potential fourth wave of infections.

KUOW
March 12, 2021

Did Washington Get Its Vaccine Line Right?

Dr. Laura Matrajt discussed her mathematical models of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Seattle Met
March 11, 2021

‘Then the world caved in’: 11 experts describe the day they realized Covid-19 was here to stay

STAT opinion included reflections on the pandemic from a variety of experts when they realized COVID-19 was here to stay.

STAT
March 10, 2021

We may never reach herd immunity on coronavirus — but it probably doesn’t matter

Drs. Larry Corey, Josh Schiffer and Trevor Bedford spoke with The Seattle Times about herd immunity.

The Seattle Times
March 08, 2021

This scientist is searching for secrets of life in close brushes with death

Dr. Mark Roth discussed his research on suspended animation and how it’s inspired by people who survive near-death experiences.

GeekWire
March 04, 2021

Worried About Coronavirus Variants? Here's What You Need To Know

Dr. Trevor Bedford commented on which variants we should watch and how concerned people should be..

NPR
March 03, 2021

The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback. Here’s Our Chance to Stop It for Good.

Dr. Josh Schiffer provided context on how the new coronavirus variants makes modeling difficult.

The New York Times
February 25, 2021

Washington high schools return to play knowing the COVID-19 risks, but hopeful about safety protocols

Dr. Josh Hill cautioned that high school sports may be disrupted by COVID-19.

The Seattle Times
February 19, 2021

People Who Have Had Covid Should Get Single Vaccine Dose, Studies Suggest

Dr. Andy McGuire discussed findings from the Seattle COVID Cohort Study showing a “massive, massive boost” from the vaccine administered to people who had had COVID.

The New York Times
February 19, 2021

People of color are underrepresented in US vaccine trials, study finds

Drs. Steve Pergam and Michele Andrasik stressed the need for more diversity and inclusion in vaccine clinical trials.

CNN
February 19, 2021

To get ahead of variants, Covid-19 drug makers use evolutionary biology as a guide

Dr. Tyler Starr discussed how viruses like SARS-CoV-2 evolve and spread through populations of people.

STAT
February 19, 2021

C.D.C. Announces $200 Million ‘Down Payment’ to Track Virus Variants

Dr. Trevor Bedford commented on new funding to support genomic surveillance and data collection related to COVID.

The New York Times
February 17, 2021

Keep it Flowing: Combating COVID-19 Blood Shortages in Cancer Treatment

Dr. Stephanie Lee discussed how cancer treatment can be adjusted due to the pandemic.

CURE Today
February 12, 2021

Drugmakers Look for New Ways to Test Covid-19 Vaccines

Dr. Peter Gilbert described measuring immune responses to vaccines as a way of testing their efficacy.

The Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2021

The coronavirus is going to stick around forever. Get ready for the new normal.

Dr. Larry Corey gave his thoughts to Business Insider about SARS-CoV-2 becoming endemic.

Business Insider
February 11, 2021

Ruxolitinib improves response rate, failure-free survival in chronic GVHD

Dr. Stephanie Lee discussed new clinical trial results.

Healio/HemOnc Today
February 11, 2021

Fred Hutch, Univ. of Washington biotech spinout Ensoma launches with $70M in funding

A new company called Ensoma launched based on research from Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem’s lab. The company is developing gene editing treatments, gene therapies and gene regulators.

GeekWire
February 11, 2021

Covid masks save lives. The CDC says double-masking may save more.

In an op-ed, Dr. Josh Schiffer advocated for increased masking to limit the COVID-19 pandemic.

NBC News
February 10, 2021

Mapping Which Coronavirus Variants Will Resist Antibody Treatments

Drs. Jesse Bloom and Tyler Starr are highlighted in The National Institutes of Health's Director's Blog about which coronavirus variants will resist antibody treatment.

NIH Director's Blog
February 09, 2021

Approval of new CAR-T may have ‘immediate impact’ on treatment of large B-cell lymphoma

Dr. David Maloney commented on the FDA approval of a CAR T-cell therapy developed in part at Fred Hutch.

HemOnc Today
February 08, 2021

Fred Hutch initiative Cook for Your Life brings cancer nutrition research to the kitchen

Dr. Heather Greenlee described her goal for the Cook for Your Life website.

The Seattle Times
February 08, 2021

As Covid-19 Vaccines Raise Hope, Cold Reality Dawns That Illness Is Likely Here to Stay

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio stressed the need for treatments as COVID-19 likely becomes endemic.

The Wall Street Journal
February 07, 2021

South Africa suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine rollout after researchers report ‘minimal’ protection against coronavirus variant

Dr. Larry Corey gave his insight on the pause in rolling out the AstraZeneca vaccine in South Africa. 

The Washington Post
February 07, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccine in short supply, scramble is on for second shots

Dr. Steve Pergam explained why people should get their COVID-19 vaccines from the same provider.

The Seattle Times
February 05, 2021

Mutated virus may reinfect people already stricken once with covid-19, sparking debate and concerns

Dr. Larry Corey was quoted in The Washington Post on the potential for reinfection from some variants.

The Washington Post
February 05, 2021

New COVID-19 prediction models forecast a potential fourth wave — and how to minimize it

Dr. Josh Schiffer shared his prediction of what the next wave of the coronavirus pandemic could look like.

GeekWire
February 03, 2021

If I have cancer, dementia or MS, should I get the Covid vaccine?

Dr. Catherine Liu commented on emerging recommendations for cancer patients receiving COVID-19 vaccines.

Kaiser Health News
January 27, 2021

MapLab: The topology of a virus

Dr. Tyler Starr discussed his research on predicting possible mutations to SARS-CoV-2, including one that is now part of the variant called B.1.1.7.

Bloomberg
January 27, 2021

For the first time, researchers say infusions of antibodies can prevent HIV infection

Dr. Larry Corey reflected on results from the Antibody Mediated Prevention study.

Healio
January 26, 2021

Why vaccines alone will not end the pandemic

Dr. Trevor Bedford weighed in on modeling that predicted lifting public health guidelines in February could cause 29 million additional coronavirus cases by July.

The New York Times
January 24, 2021

We could know soon whether vaccines work against a scary new coronavirus variant

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the global significance of the upcoming Janssen vaccine trial results.

MIT Technology Review
January 23, 2021

New strains of COVID swiftly moving through the US need careful watch, scientists say

Dr. Larry Corey stressed that to slow the spread of variants of concern, as we expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, “We have to do everything we can to decrease the risk of transmission and acquisition.”

USA Today
January 22, 2021

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

Dr. Stephaun Wallace explained how mobile sites can increase vaccination rates among communities of color.

Associated Press
January 20, 2021

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The story quoted tweets from Dr. Trevor Bedford, in which he noted that “The fact that we’ve observed three variants of concern emerge since September suggests that there are likely more to come.”

Associated Press
January 19, 2021

Are new coronavirus variants already in Washington state? With limited surveillance it’s hard to know

Drs. Pavitra Roychoudhury, Jesse Bloom and Trevor Bedford commented on efforts to track SARS-CoV-2 variants.

The Seattle Times
January 15, 2021

C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid-19 Cases

Dr. Trevor Bedford estimated that with a more transmissible variant, “It makes the same situations that generate spread now — people living in the same household, these sorts of non-ventilated indoor contacts — to be more likely to spread.”

The New York Times
January 15, 2021

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Falls by Largest Yearly Amount on Record

Dr. Thomas Lynch described the gratification of improving lung cancer death rates in the US.  

The Wall Street Journal
January 12, 2021

COVID-19 measures also suppress flu—for now

Dr. Trevor Bedford explained that the lack of flu virus genomes will make it difficult to select strains for next season’s flu vaccine.

Science Magazine
January 12, 2021

New stem cell study provides clues for treatments that could eliminate HIV in infected patients

Dr. Fabian Cardozo-Ojeda described the collaboration that went into utilizing models to potentially cure HIV through stem cell transplants.

GeekWire
January 12, 2021

Why You Should Still Wear A Mask And Avoid Crowds After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Larry Corey discussed why COVID vaccine Phase 3 trials focused on finding out if the vaccines reduced severe disease and didn’t measure transmission.

NPR
January 12, 2021

Can You Still Spread Covid-19 After You Get Vaccinated?

Dr. Larry Corey commented on the limited data about whether COVID vaccines prevent transmission.

The Wall Street Journal
January 11, 2021

A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home

Dr. Rachel Issaka described how patients should approach at-home colon cancer tests with their doctors.

The New York Times
January 11, 2021

Math Can Help In Deciding How To Distribute The Vaccine

Dr. Laura Matrajt discussed her computer model that showed the benefit of administering one-dose vaccines to end the pandemic.

NPR
January 10, 2021

Scientists are monitoring a coronavirus mutation that could affect the strength of vaccines

Dr. Jesse Bloom discussed his latest paper about coronavirus mutations and their implications for vaccine efficacy.

STAT
January 07, 2021

What Happens If U.K. Variant Of The Coronavirus Spreads In The U.S.?

Dr. Trevor Bedford predicted the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern “to go from initial arrivals in the U.S. in December to starting to kind of dominate the virus population in, say, March.”

NPR
January 07, 2021

CIOs’ Top Priorities For 2021 Include Digital Defense, Data Mining And Distributed Work

Kathy Alexion shared some of her top priorities for 2021 as Fred Hutch’s Chief Information Officer

Forbes
January 07, 2021

New variants of SARS-Cov2

Allison Greaney of Dr. Jesse Bloom’s lab described their study of 4,000 SARS-CoV-2 mutations.

BBC
January 07, 2021

Fred Hutch seeks volunteers with COVID-19 to join tests of therapies

Research nurse Corrie Moreau described her motivation for being involved with COVID-19 therapy studies.

South Seattle Emerald
January 05, 2021

How it started: A Q&A with Helen Branswell, one year after Covid-19 became a full-time job

Infectious disease reporter Helen Branswell recalled an interview with Dr. Trevor Bedoford about SARS-CoV-2 in early 2020.

STAT
January 04, 2021

As spotlight shines on COVID-19 vaccines, treatment trials continue

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio emphasized the importance of COVID-19 treatment studies.

KIRO 7
December 28, 2020

Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us

Dr. Jesse Bloom cautioned not to overly concerned about a new coronavirus strain and how dangerous it could be.

The Atlantic
December 28, 2020

Cancer clinics confident in COVID-19 precautions to protect patients, survivors

Dr. Steve Pergam shared the importance of COVID-19 prevention measures for cancer patients.

Healio
December 23, 2020

Can vaccinated people still transmit COVID-19? The answer is key for herd immunity, research finds

Dr. Josh Schffer emphasized why it’s important to understand if COVID-19 vaccines prevent asymptomatic infections and transmissions.

GeekWire
December 22, 2020

Scientists urge calm about coronavirus mutations, which are not unexpected

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Jesse Bloom discussed how viruses mutate.

The New York Times
December 20, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us?

Drs. Jesse Bloom and Trevor Bedford discussed implications of SARS-CoV-2 mutating.

The New York Times
December 20, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccines: Safe for Immunocompromised Patients?

Dr. Jim Boonyaratanakornit shared guidance for cancer patients and COVID-19 vaccines. 

Medscape
December 17, 2020

FDA review clears path for second coronavirus vaccine, this one developed by Moderna

Dr. Larry Corey commented on the diverse populations that were enrolled in the Moderna vaccine study.

The Washington Post
December 15, 2020

'It's history making:' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine could be released this week

Dr. Jim Kublin reflected on progress in developing COVID-19 vaccines:

KOMO TV
December 15, 2020

Black volunteers give COVID-19 vaccine trials a shot in the arm

Drs. Michele Andrasik and Adrienne Shapiro emphasized the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.

The Seattle Times
December 14, 2020

Q&A with Dr. Larry Corey: With a coronavirus vaccine on the way, clinical trials leader reflects on what’s next

Dr. Larry Corey underscored the benefit of COVID vaccines.

The Seattle Times
December 14, 2020

These Drugs Might Prevent Severe COVID

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio discussed a machine learning approach that could help identify drugs to treat COVID-19.

Scientific American
December 14, 2020

Questions remain about whether cancer patients should get vaccine

Dr. Josh Hill shared guidance for cancer patients and the COVID-19 vaccine.  

KIRO 7
December 14, 2020

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

Dr. Scott Ramsey discussed how some of the changes to health care during the pandemic may result in improved quality of care and greater efficiency.

The New York Times
December 12, 2020

11 Vitamin D Myths and Facts

Dr. Anne McTiernan provided expert commentary on the myths and benefits of Vitamin D.

Everyday Health
December 09, 2020

Impressive Redmond holiday lights show raised $40,000 for cancer research

Fred Hutch fundraiser Bruce Haldors summarized his efforts to support a cancer patient through a holiday light display.

KING 5
December 08, 2020

Countdown to a Coronavirus Vaccine

The New Yorker gave updates on vaccine trials and the first vaccines to get emergency approval.

The New Yorker
December 06, 2020

Fred Hutch’s holiday gala going virtual with singer Sheryl Crow and a celebration of ‘fearless science’

Kelly O’Brien described how this year’s holiday gala is changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GeekWire
December 03, 2020

CDC release revised guidance for quarantine length

Dr. Josh Hill shared insight into the CDC’s new guidelines around quarantining after exposure to COVID-19.

Q13 FOX
December 02, 2020

Many Trial Volunteers Got Placebo Vaccines. Do They Now Deserve the Real Ones?

Dr. Holly Janes discussed biostatistical implications of having placebo-treated volunteers offered the vaccine.

The New York Times
December 02, 2020

The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them

Dr. Larry Corey spoke about the challenge of continuing to test some COVID vaccines, even as effective ones emerge.

STAT
December 02, 2020

Fred Hutch virologist on Moderna ask for emergency vaccine use

Dr. Larry Corey characterized the latest data on Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate

KING 5
November 30, 2020

We don't know if the coronavirus vaccines can stop the virus from spreading, but top scientists are pitching a new trial that could figure that out

Dr. Larry Corey outlined a new plan to test if COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection.

Business Insider
November 27, 2020

Finding a Fix for Faulty Genes

Dr. David Maloney discussed advances in cell therapies and what it means for blood cancer patients.

US News & World Report
November 25, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine efficacy results are not enough

Dr. Holly Janes discussed the importance of large clinical trials for assessing safety of vaccine candidates.

Vox
November 24, 2020

Evidence Builds That an Early Mutation Made the Pandemic Harder to Stop

Dr. Trevor Bedford confirmed his assessment that scientific evidence shows the 614G variant of SARS-CoV-2 is more easily transmitted. 

The New York Times
November 24, 2020

ASH president says planning, flexibility helped her lead society through challenging year

In a Q&A about her position as ASH president, Dr. Stephanie Lee encouraged others to pursue leadership roles.

Healio
November 24, 2020

Make the necessary sacrifices to avoid an unimaginable catastrophe

Dr. Josh Schiffer authored an opinion piece urging Americans to take proper COVID-19 measures.

The Seattle Times
November 19, 2020

How Many Americans Are About to Die?

Dr. Trevor Bedford predicted that U.S. COVID-19 deaths could reach 2,000 a day within weeks, and that “Importantly, this doesn’t assume any further increases in circulation and is essentially ‘baked into’ currently reported cases.”

The Atlantic
November 19, 2020

What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?

Dr. Laura Matrajt discussed how her computer modeling studies on vaccine distribution strategies have adapted with the pandemic.

Undark
November 18, 2020

The Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine Runs Through Fred Hutch

Dr. Larry Corey summarized the role Fred Hutch and the COVID-19 Prevention Network is playing during the pandemic. 

Seattle Met
November 18, 2020

MLS Cup playoffs begin as COVID-19 cases spike: Will postseason be finished safely outside a bubble?

Dr. Josh Schiffer detailed why the MLS may face more COVID-19 related cancellations.

ESPN
November 17, 2020

Using data science and analytics to fight childhood cancer

Dr. Soheil Meshinchi discussed how computational tools are revealing how to best match cancer therapies for patients.

ZDNet
November 12, 2020

Covid complicates Thanksgiving as families struggle to modify 2020 holiday plans

Dr. Steve Pergam stressed the need for families to rethink holiday gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNBC
November 12, 2020

Why It’s a Big Deal If the First Covid Vaccine Is ‘Genetic’

Dr. Larry Corey reflected on the speed of COVID-19 vaccine development. 

WIRED
November 10, 2020

How to sign up for Seattle-area COVID vaccine trials

Dr. Julie McElrath explained that her team is working to enroll people who “are over 65 years old, those who may have some kind of underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes” into the Fred Hutch vaccine trial.

KING 5
November 10, 2020

Roll up your sleeve to fight COVID-19: 3 new vaccine trials will start soon in the Seattle area

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed several COVID vaccines being tested in phase 3 trials in the Seattle area. 

The Seattle Times
November 09, 2020

Research alliance co-founded by Fred Hutch and Microsoft announces initial cancer studies

GeekWire detailed the cancer research projects within the Fred Hutch-led Cascadia Data Alliance.

GeekWire
November 05, 2020

Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

The New York Times magazine’s “Studies Show” featured Dr. Laura Matrajt’s vaccine modeling preprint paper. 

New York Times Magazine
November 05, 2020

Dismantling structural racism in medicine is good for us all

Dr. Rachel Issaka spoke with KING 5 about how structural racism affects both doctors of color and patients. 

KING 5
November 03, 2020

Science, art and humor on display in Fred Hutch’s Halloween pumpkin carving contest

Dr. Andrew Hsieh thanked a former postdoc for inspiring his lab’s “most scientific” pumpkin in Fred Hutch’s annual contest.

GeekWire
October 31, 2020

Therapies in the works

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio emphasized the importance of studies at the COVID-19 Clinical Research Center.

KNKX
October 29, 2020

Health workers worried about Halloween COVID-19 increases

Dr. Steve Pergam underscored the importance of taking COVID-19 precautions during the holidays.

KIRO 7
October 29, 2020

Cancer health disparities continue

Kathy Briant summarized the importance of equity in cancer care and discussed Fred Hutch’s community outreach work

U.S. News & World Report
October 28, 2020

Health experts weigh in on what we’ll have to do to get through a winter of COVID-19

Dr. Trevor Bedford reflected on how the pandemic “will leave us with generally strengthened surveillance systems and public health, and an ability to deal with something like this in the future to a better degree.”

GeekWire
October 27, 2020

Most influential people fight against COVID-19: Kathleen Neuzil and Larry Corey

Dr. Larry Corey touted the expertise Fred Hutch brings to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine trials.

Fierce Pharma
October 26, 2020

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trial is fully enrolled, 37 percent of participants are minorities

Dr. Larry Corey reflected on full enrollment in the first Phase 3 vaccine trial.

The Washington Post
October 22, 2020

A perfect match

Dr. Stephanie Lee discussed disparities in blood cancer treatment and survival rates.

BBC
October 20, 2020

How an ill-fated fishing voyage helped us understand Covid-19

Dr. Jesse Bloom’s recent study of cases aboard a fishing boat provided evidence that antibodies protect against COVID-19.

The New York Times
October 20, 2020

5 questions ahead of this week's FDA meeting on coronavirus vaccines

Dr. Larry Corey discussed how the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network has supported enrolling diverse populations into COVID-19 vaccine trials.

BioPharma Dive
October 16, 2020

Full steam ahead as Fred Hutch moves into historic building and expands Seattle campus

Dr. Thomas Lynch described why he’s excited about the opening of the Lake Union Steam Plant.

GeekWire
October 15, 2020

Cancer researchers cross over to COVID-19 clinical trials

Dr. Josh Hill discussed treating immune responses in COVID-19 patients.

Medscape
October 13, 2020

Trying to prevent cancer cells from metastasizing

Dr. Kevin Cheung noted epigen’s role in the spread of breast cancer.

Axios
October 08, 2020

Fred Hutch opens COVID-19 Clinical Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Research announced Monday that it has opened its COVID-19 Clinical Research Center.

KIRO 7
October 05, 2020

Against Covid-19, imperfect measures do the most good

In an op-ed piece, Dr. Josh Schiffer suggested COVID-19 strategies can be flawed but still effective in reducing transmission.

The New York Times
October 04, 2020

Monoclonal antibodies could fill the COVID-19 treatment gap until vaccines arrive — but at a cost

Drs. Shelly Karuna and Larry Corey commented on the potential of monoclonal antibodies to treat and prevent COVID-19.

Seattle Times
October 02, 2020

Ending systemic racism in oncology is everyone's responsibility

In a Q&A, Dr. Rachel Issaka discussed how health care professionals can dismantle systemic racism in medicine, including examining “the policies and structures within medicine that make it more difficult for minority patients to thrive.”

The ASCO Post
September 30, 2020

Fred Hutch seeks increased diversity among volunteers for COVID-19 study

Dr. Alpana Waghmare described why Fred Hutch's CovidWatch study is now available for Spanish-speaking volunteers.

The Seattle Times
September 29, 2020

Junior Geek of the Month: Future doctor Nicole Magaki wants to make health care more accessible

Dr. Katherine Lalish described the qualities that make Fred Hutch intern Nicole Magaki a fitting “Junior Geek of the Month.”

GeekWire
September 29, 2020

Three scientists race to track deadly pathogen in their city

Dr. Trevor Bedford reflected on discovering the first case of community transmission in the region in this comic feature.

NBC
September 25, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic could impact cancer rates and care in the future

Dr. Chris Li described how obesity is driving an increase in cancer rates.

CNN
September 25, 2020

Quitting smoking apps that help you acknowledge your triggers work better, study shows

Dr. Jonathan Bricker explained how acknowledging and accepting cravings is the key to quitting smoking.

CNN
September 21, 2020

Colds Nearly Vanished Under Lockdown. Now They’re Coming Back

Dr. Steve Pergam described how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact other infections.

WIRED
September 21, 2020

A look back at the first death from COVID-19 in the U.S

Dr. Trevor Bedford spoke about the early cases of COVID in the U.S.

NPR
September 18, 2020

VIDEO: Quickest way to reduce COVID-19 numbers

Dr. Daniel Reeves described how increased masking is the key to lowering COVID-19 transmissions.

KIRO 7
September 14, 2020

As COVID-19 trials move at warp speed, recruiting black volunteers takes time

Rev. Edwin Sanders, a faith ambassador with the CoVPN Faith Initiative, characterized his approach with his community and congregation.

NPR
September 11, 2020

New ads encourage minorities to participate in vaccine trials

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the importance of conducting vaccine trials to the highest scientific standards. 

NBC
September 10, 2020

Hair dye not linked to increased risk of most cancers

Dr. Anne McTiernan explained the limitations of studying hair dye and cancer risk.

Healthline
September 09, 2020

New ads encourage minorities to roll up their sleeves and participate in coronavirus vaccine trials

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the purpose of CoVPN’s national ad campaign.

CNN
September 08, 2020

Cancer clinical trials: Screeching halt, now some recovery

Dr. Fred Appelbaum discussed policies to keep clinical trials for cancer moving forward during COVID-19.

Medscape
September 08, 2020

How can you tell if a COVID-19 vaccine is working?

In an FAQ about vaccine trial statistics, Holly Janes explained how the COVID-19 trials are based on how many cases of the disease.

NPR
September 07, 2020

How volunteers and scientists help determine if a vaccine works

Holly Janes explained statistics of COVID-19 vaccine trials.

NPR
September 04, 2020

Why volunteer for a vaccine study? Duty, love and a willingness to experiment, participants say

Dr. Jim Kublin discussed the need for volunteers in the COVID-19 clinical trial registry.

USA Today
September 04, 2020

Fortune 40 under 40 - Trevor Bedford

Dr. Trevor Bedford was selected for Fortune’s 40 under 40 in the healthcare category.

Fortune
September 02, 2020

Scientists use gene therapy to tackle oral herpes in mice

Dr. Keith Jerome discussed the importance of his new paper showing a 90% reduction of latent herpes virus.

U.S. News & World Report
August 31, 2020

How do viruses leap from animals to people and spark pandemics?

Dr. Tyler Starr discussed how viruses mutate and what that means for SARS-CoV-2.

Chemical & Engineering News
August 30, 2020

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed cancer care, in 4 charts

Dr. Rachel Issaka commented on the importance of home screening tests for colorectal cancer.

TIME
August 28, 2020

When school buildings reopen, start with elementaries, Bellevue-based institute says

Dr. Dobromir Dimitrov provided outside commentary on a new model focused on safely reopening schools.

The Seattle Times
August 26, 2020

One Meeting in Boston Seeded Tens of Thousands of Infections, Study Finds

Dr. Josh Schiffer provided outside commentary on a new study looking at a COVID-19 superspreading event in Boston.

The New York Times
August 26, 2020

Editing out herpes

Dr. Keith Jerome discussed his new study showing how gene editing removed 90% of herpes in mice.

The Naked Scientists
August 25, 2020

‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Aim for Diverse Volunteers and Long-Lasting Protection

Peter Gilbert discussed vaccine clinical trial design in a story about national efforts to rapidly find a safe and effective vaccine.

Scientific American
August 25, 2020

Researchers Report Covid-19 Reinfection in Hong Kong

Dr. Josh Schiffer described the role T-cells play in COVID-19 immune responses.

The Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2020

'Sign me up': Why people of color are vital to getting a successful COVID vaccine

USA Today covered the need for diversity in COVID-19 vaccine trials, mentioning Fred Hutch and the CoVPN.

USA Today
August 20, 2020

Researchers create synthetic proteins that use logic to choose which cells to kill

In a study in Science, Fred Hutch researchers with collaborators at UW’s Institute for Protein Design found a way to kill only “the cells with the desired combinations of surface markers.”

GeekWire
August 20, 2020

Will Covid-19 vaccines be safe for children and pregnant women? The data, so far, are lacking

Dr. Larry Corey commented on how discussions are underway to include pregnant women and children in COVID-19 vaccine trials.

STAT
August 19, 2020

This trawler’s haul: Evidence that antibodies block the coronavirus

The New York Times reported on a study addressing whether previous COVID-19 infection protects from reinfection, quoting a Tweet from co-author Jesse Bloom, “Knowing the answer to this question is critical for vaccine design and epidemiology.”

New York Times
August 19, 2020

Fred Hutch study: Here’s what it would take to reopen schools safely during the pandemic

Fred Hutch scientists described their new analysis on safely reopening schools.

GeekWire
August 17, 2020

How to participate In a vaccine trial

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed the design of vaccine clinical trials and shared information on how people can register as a volunteer..

KCBS San Francisco
August 17, 2020

How to decide if you should get tested for Covid-19 before seeing friends and family

Dr. Steve Pergam raised concerns about how unnecessary COVID-19 testing could lead to negative behaviors.

CNBC
August 16, 2020

Immunology institute founded by Paul Allen shifts focus to tackle coronavirus

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed the benefits of working with the Allen Institute for COVID-19 research.

The Seattle Times
August 15, 2020

Global virology star Dr. Larry Corey leads the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine

A profile of Dr. Larry Corey and his role leading operations for the CoVPN.

U.S. News & World Report
August 14, 2020

Fred Hutch and Allen Institute launch study of milder COVID-19 cases, aiming for unique insights

Dr. Julie McElrath’s work with the Allen Institute to understand the characteristics of an effective COVID-19 immune response was covered by GeekWire. 

GeekWire
August 13, 2020

How ‘super spreader’ events can fuel coronavirus transmission -

Dr. Josh Schiffer described how to prevent COVID-19 superspreader events

NBC Today
August 10, 2020

Why Herd Immunity Won't Save Us

Dr. Josh Schiffer shot down the idea of achieving natural herd immunity for COVID-19.

NPR
August 10, 2020

MLS will resume the regular season: What we know and what we don't

Dr. Steve Pergam raised concerns over MLS matches resuming.

ESPN
August 08, 2020

Why the Coronavirus is More Likely to ‘Superspread’ Than the Flu

Dr. Josh Schiffer emphasized the importance of “superspreader” events and COVID-19.  

The New York Times
August 07, 2020

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

Kaiser Health News explored issues of vaccine efficacy in obese individuals, quoting Dr. Larry Corey.

Kaiser Health News
August 06, 2020

Seattle skyline glows orange to support national cancer research at Fred Hutch

Jim Birrell shared the community’s excitement for this year’s Obliteride.

KING 5
August 05, 2020

Do you want to be a vaccine volunteer?

Dr. Larry Corey explained aspects of participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial.

New York Times
August 05, 2020

Can Taking a Vitamin D Supplement Help You Lose Weight?

Dr. Anne McTiernan outlined how Vitamin D impacts weight.

Everyday Health
August 04, 2020

2020 flu shot strategy: Get yours early in the season

Dr. Steve Pergam described the importance of getting flu shots, especially for protecting babies, older people and others with compromised immune systems. 

NPR
August 04, 2020

Covid-19 testing delays create a public health nightmare as schools and workplaces try to reopen

Dr. Steve Pergam expressed concerns over COVID-19 testing and the impact on underrepresented populations.

CNBC
August 02, 2020

Large U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trials will exclude pregnant women for now

Dr. Larry Corey emphasized the need for COVID vaccine data in pregnant women to find what is the safest vaccine for them.

Reuters
July 31, 2020

'Obliteride' seeing record turnout despite going virtual amid pandemic

Kelly O’Brien shared how the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t hurting Obliteride participation.

KING 5
July 31, 2020

Q&A: Millions of volunteers needed for COVID-19 vaccine trials

Dr. Jim Kublin answered questions about the CoVPN program, the challenges of the program and more. 

Healio
July 29, 2020

New pandemic vaccine could emerge from Seattle, here's how you can help

South Seattle Emerald covered the region’s important role in testing potential COVID vaccines.

South Seattle Emerald
July 29, 2020

Fred Hutchinson doctor overseeing all COVID-19 vaccine trials in phase 3

Dr. Larry Corey explained CoVPN’s focus on including people at most risk for COVID-19 in the vaccine trials, specifically minorities and people with comorbidities. 

KIRO 7
July 28, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine trials: What older volunteers need to know

Michele Andrasik spoke about the priorities of CoVPN and the COVID-19 vaccine trials. 

Forbes
July 27, 2020

Adaptive Biotech pushes ahead with new Seattle HQ, showing strength of life sciences industry

GeekWire mentioned Fred Hutch’s planned expansion into the Steam Plant. 

GeekWire
July 27, 2020

The color of COVID: Will vaccine trials reflect America’s diversity?

Stephaun Wallace spoke about the barriers to clinical trial enrollment in Black, Latino and other minority populations, and the strategies to encourage those populations to participate in clinical trials. 

Kaiser Health News
July 27, 2020

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

Dr. Larry Corey discussed CoVPN trial enrollment goals in terms of reaching a diverse, multigenerational population.

Associated Press
July 27, 2020

A trial for coronavirus vaccine researchers: Making sure black and Hispanic communities are included in studies

Michele Andrasik discussed how outreach methods may need to differ depending on the communities that researchers are trying to reach with COVID-19 trials. 

The Washington Post
July 26, 2020

6 months since we had the nation’s first diagnosis, here’s how Washington’s COVID-19 fight is going

Ruth Etzioni weighed in on how family interactions can be a large source of COVID-19 spread to at risk populations. 

The Seattle Times
July 26, 2020

Without a vaccine, researchers say, herd immunity may never be achieved

Dr. Joshua Schiffer predicted what may happen if the U.S. tries to achieve herd immunity without a COVID-19 vaccine. 

NPR
July 24, 2020

On eve of first big coronavirus vaccine study, trial leaders brace for 'unprecedented' task

Dr. Jim Kublin discussed the CoVPN program, trial recruitment and vaccine development. 

Biopharma Dive
July 24, 2020

GeekWire Awards 2020 revealed: Big winners, celebrities and surprises power virtual event

Dr. Matthias Stephan talked about his methodology to deliver immune cells to tumors with thin metal mesh, which won Health Innovation of the Year in the 2020 GeekWire awards. 

GeekWire
July 24, 2020

The U.S. now has 4 million cases of coronavirus. As numbers continue to rise, what can be done now?

Dr. Steve Pergam weighed in on what we can do now to slow COVID-19, emphasizing physical distancing measures, PPE, test and tracing plans and masking.  

Forbes
July 23, 2020

How a group of Seattle scientists revealed COVID-19′s stateside spread

Trevor Bedford’s work and comments on COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic are referenced.

Seattle Met
July 23, 2020

Obliteride shifts gears for 2020

KING 5 described how Fred Hutch’s Obliteride is changing formats in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KING 5
July 23, 2020

Want to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine trial? Here’s what to know

Stephaun Wallace discussed the details of the CoVPN clinical trials and the focuses of the program. 

Healthline
July 23, 2020

Inside the global quest to trace the origins of COVID-19—and predict where it will go next

Trevor Bedford discussed his work with Nextstrain and the start of tracking COVID-19 in Seattle. 

Time
July 22, 2020

Nine ways to help prevent breast cancer

Anne McTiernan provided information on ways to reduce breast cancer risk, including reducing alcohol intake. 

Martha Stewart
July 21, 2020

Coronavirus antibody study will gauge prevalence of COVID-19 in Washington state

Keith Jerome’s antibody work and antibody study results from the Fred Hutch campus are discussed.

The Seattle Times
July 21, 2020

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

Dr. Larry Corey’s comments saying a vaccine that is safe and works in at least 50% of people would be viable are discussed. 

NBC New York
July 20, 2020

Over 100,000 people volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine trial in less than two weeks

Forbes covered the CoVPN program, its goals and how the network will be run. 

Forbes
July 20, 2020

Exploring alternatives to CAR T-cell therapy

Dr. Ryan Cassaday spoke about alternative to CAR T-cell therapies and the benefits of other treatments. 

Healio
July 20, 2020

Researchers recruit volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trials

Stephaun Wallace provided information about the CoVPN network, specifically the call for diverse applicants across ethnic, racial, occupational groups and ages. 

NBC DWF
July 17, 2020

Help wanted: Volunteers for COVID vaccine trials

Dr. Jim Kublin explained the CoVPN network, and the goals of the program. 

WebMD
July 17, 2020

Listen: Coronavirus vaccine data, saving the U.S.’s pandemic response, and systemic racism in medicine

Dr. Rachel Issaka discussed her recent essay on structural racism in academic medicine, and what should be done to change it. 

STAT
July 16, 2020

'You can beat the pandemic.' Former front-line workers share tips for coping with the COVID-19 surge

Dr. Steve Pergam shares tips to reduce the infection risk of COVID-19. 

USA Today
July 16, 2020

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine moves to bigger study

Dr. Larry Corey is mentioned for comments on the CoVPN registry, and the call for diverse trial participants. 

The Wall Street Journal
July 15, 2020

Why this coronavirus mutation is not cause for alarm

Tyler Starr commented on the possibility of a SARS-CoV-2 mutation causing the virus to be more infectious.

National Geographic
July 15, 2020

Joel McHale and Ken Jeong look for light in the darkest timeline

Comedian Joel McHale spoke about his conversations on COVID-19 with Dr. Joshua Schiffer.

Interview Magazine
July 15, 2020

Decades of research on an HIV vaccine boosts the bid for one against coronavirus

Dr. Larry Corey discussed how building the HIV trial network laid the foundation for CoVPN.

The Washington Post
July 14, 2020

Rate of new COVID-19 cases in Washington now exceeds March peak

Research from Fred Hutch indicating the COVID-19 infection rate in Washington is increasing above peak levels from March is referenced. 

MyNorthwest
July 13, 2020

Microbial signatures in blood are associated with various cancers

Susan Bullman commented on an outside study suggesting certain microbial signatures in blood are associated with cancer.

The Scientist
July 13, 2020

More young people are getting — and spreading — the coronavirus

Dr. Joshua Schiffer commented on the trend of younger people getting COVID-19 and their risks. 

Axios
July 09, 2020

Fred Hutch to lead COVID-19 vaccine trials

The CoVPN announcement is covered by KING 5.

KING 5
July 09, 2020

Everett Firefighters partner with Fred Hutch to research COVID-19's impact on frontline workers

Julie Czartoski explained the goals of the COVID cohort study and the value of enrolling first responders like firefighters. 

Q13 Fox
July 09, 2020

Everett firefighters joining Fred Hutch COVID-19 study

Julie Czartoski discussed testing the Everett’ Fire Station as part of the COVID cohort study. 

KIRO 7
July 09, 2020

First Seattle volunteer in human COVID-19 vaccine trials says she feels 'fantastic'

Dr. Jim Kublin commented on the timeline and goals of the CoVPN network.

KOMO News
July 09, 2020

Meet the doctor democratizing COVID-19 data on Twitter

Trevor Bedford discussed his work on SARS-CoV-2 genomic epidemiology using twitter for science outreach and communications. 

Fortune
July 09, 2020

Drugmakers will need to test their coronavirus vaccines in tens of thousands of people to see how well they work

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the CoVPN network, how the vaccine trials will be run and his role in the program. 

Business Insider
July 08, 2020

Fred Hutch to coordinate large-scale vaccine trials for COVID-19 Prevention Network

Dr. Larry Corey discussed how the CoVPN trial network will work and the goals of the program. 

KIRO 7
July 08, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine trials now open to volunteers in U.S.

Forbes covered the CoVPN announcement and Fred Hutch’s role in the network of clinical trials. 

Forbes
July 08, 2020

Volunteers can now sign up for large coronavirus vaccine studies

Dr. Larry Corey commented on the role Fred Hutch will take in developing coronavirus vaccines, building off of work with HIV vaccines.

The Washington Post
July 08, 2020

Here's how to volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

CNN covered the announcement of the CoVPN network, of which Fred Hutch will serve as the coordination center and Dr. Larry Corey as the lead. 

CNN
July 08, 2020

The sports restart has a plan for everything—except a coronavirus outbreak

Dr. Steve Pergam commented on the restarting of professional sports in July, reinforcing that it may be necessary to stop if COVID-19 cases rise. 

The Wall Street Journal
July 01, 2020

In early February, the coronavirus was moving through New York

Trevor Bedford weighed in on new findings suggesting COVID-19 was spreading in New York City in early February. 

The New York Times
June 30, 2020

a16z Podcast: Preventing pandemics with genomic epidemiology

Trevor Bedford explained how Nextstrain and genomic epidemiology can inform public health and discussed the COVID-19 pandemic. 

a16z
June 30, 2020

Public health officials do a reality check on Elon Musk’s tweets about COVID-19 tests

Dr. Keith Jerome and Trevor Bedford explained the rise in positive COVID-19 tests, indicating a rise in infections rather than false positives. 

GeekWire
June 29, 2020

Fred Hutch studies immune response to COVID-19, needs participants

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed the COVID Cohort study to gather information on first responders and those who are likely to be exposed to the virus. 

KIRO 7
June 28, 2020

FDA pilot program to communicate patient reported outcomes from cancer clinical trials

Joseph Unger commented on his new study on the impact of insurance status on health outcomes. 

The Cancer Letter
June 26, 2020

Treating cancer patients with COVID-19: A New York City experience

Dr. Catherine Liu commented on COVID-19 and cancer patients, and the risk for more severe infection. 

Cancer Today
June 26, 2020

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center names new board chair and adds trustees

The announcement of new board chair Kathy Surace-Smith and vice chair Leigh Morgan, along with two new board members, Dr. Connie Kravas and Pete Shimer, is covered by GeekWire. 

GeekWire
June 25, 2020

Nanostring executive appointed chairwoman on Fred Hutch board

The announcement of a new board chair and vice chair, along with two new board members is covered. 

Puget Sound Business Journal
June 25, 2020

CDC acknowledges true coronavirus count is likely 10 times higher than official count

Elizabeth Halloran commented on the lack of clarity in COVID-19 infection case counts, suggesting the total number is much higher than current estimates. 

Business Insider
June 25, 2020

Will Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ rush the science of a coronavirus vaccine?

Dr. Larry Corey explained ‘Operation Warp Speed’ for developing COVID-19 vaccines, and the safety and efficacy standards of the program. 

McClatchy DC
June 25, 2020

How the virus won

The New York Times recapped the COVID-19 pandemic, referencing Trevor Bedford’s work tracking the virus through Nextstrain and the Seattle Flu Study.

The New York Times
June 25, 2020

Black patients are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials but more likely to be enrolled in public-sponsored vs pharmaceutical-sponsored studies

Joseph Unger’s and the SWOG network's latest research illustrating that Black patients are better represented in publicly funded cancer clinical trials is discussed. 

ASCO Post
June 24, 2020

The cost of racial disparities in clinical trials

Joe Unger commented on how a lack of Black patients in clinical trials can lead to a lack of data on how drugs impact vulnerable populations. 

Axios
June 19, 2020

Early data show no uptick in COVID-19 transmission from protests

Dr. Steve Pergam weighed in on the potential impact of reopening restaurants, loosening other restrictions, and protests on COVID-19 infection rates. 

The Wall Street Journal
June 18, 2020

Seattle researcher advocates early COVID-19 testing and treatment

Dr. Joshua Schiffer’s new review paper, with co-authors from Fred Hutch and UW, suggesting that an early test and treat strategy is the best way to control COVID-19, is covered. 

KIRO 7
June 17, 2020

COVID-19 must be treated earlier to save lives, scientists advise

 A review article by Dr. Joshua Schiffer on ways to keep COVID-19 from getting out of control again is covered, highlighting the need for widespread testing and treatment early in diagnosis. 

Fox News
June 16, 2020

Researchers want to pick up the pace on early testing and treatment for COVID-19

Dr. Joshua Schiffer’s new article emphasizing the need for widespread testing and early treatment for COVID-19 is discussed. 

GeekWire
June 16, 2020

COVID-19 transmission in Seattle region rises back above key threshold, new estimates show

Data on COVID-19 infection rates from Fred Hutch, suggesting the infection rate in Washington State has risen, is referenced. 

GeekWire
June 13, 2020

The enormous risks and stakes driving the NBA's safety discussions

Dr. Steve Pergam weighed in on the risks of starting up the NBA season during COVID-19. 

ESPN
June 12, 2020

Insurance status linked to survival benefit in cancer treatment trials

Dr. Joe Unger’s research with the SWOG network suggesting health insurance plays a role in clinical trial success for patients is discussed. 

HemOnc Today
June 12, 2020

As pressure for vaccine builds, regulators may face difficult decision

Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID-19 vaccine trials and the challenges involved. 

ABC
June 12, 2020

Brooks releases special-edition launch 7 in honor of Gabriele Grunewald

Brooks announced the Brave Like Gabe shoe, in honor of Gabriele Grunewald, where proceeds will go to a researcher at Fred Hutch. 

Women's Running
June 11, 2020

Searching for coronavirus clues in single cells

Yuan Tian explained how inflammation factors into COVID-19, and the need for further studies on immune cells. 

Axios
June 11, 2020

Brooks introduces a special edition launch 7 in honor of Gabe Grunewald

The Brave Like Gabe shoe launch, with proceeds going to a Fred Hutch researcher, is profiled. 

Runner's World
June 11, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine in 2020? Maybe. Here’s what has to go right

Dr. Larry Corey explained the complexities of COVID-19 vaccine trial setup and development. 

The Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, experts lay out 10-point plan for a genomic revolution in public health

Trevor Bedford and Allison Black discussed a paper they co-authored on how to build a scientific ecosystem that is better equipped to tackle COVID-19.

GeekWire
June 11, 2020

A second wave of coronavirus infections could begin in September, UW model suggests

Ruth Etzioni explained the predicted COVID-19 infection trends for the fall, suggesting infections will increase. 

The Seattle Times
June 11, 2020

‘Flying blind’: Doctors race to understand what Covid-19 means for people with HIV

Fred Hutch is mentioned for involvement in an HIV and COVID-19 study team, to determine if patients with HIV are at higher risk of more severe infection. 

STAT
June 10, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine candidates’ pivotal U.S. testing to start this summer

Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID-19 vaccine trials, the timelines, and how they will be structured. 

The Wall Street Journal
June 10, 2020

'Protest is a profound public health intervention': Why so many doctors are supporting protests in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on COVID-19 and protesting are referenced.

Time
June 10, 2020

Is antiperspirant bad for you? No, it doesn't pose health risks

A Fred Hutch study on the relationship between breast cancer and deodorant use is cited.

Business Insider
June 09, 2020

Researchers gauge the effect of protests and reopenings on reviving the pandemic

Trevor Bedford’s estimates of COVID-19 infections resulting from protests are referenced. 

GeekWire
June 08, 2020

A delicate balance: Weighing protest against the risks of the coronavirus

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on estimates of COVID-19 infection rates after protests in the U.S. are referenced. 

The New York Times
June 08, 2020

Everything will have to go 'perfectly' to have coronavirus vaccine by January, experts say

Dr. Larry Corey and Dr. John Mascola’s webinar on COVID-19 vaccine development is quoted, specifically that vaccine development will require coordination from all industries. 

CNN
June 05, 2020

Vaccine veterans preview milestones on the long road to the end of the pandemic

A  Fred Hutch webinar featuring Dr. Larry Corey and Dr. John Mascola of NIAID on COVID-19 vaccine development is recapped by GeekWire. 

GeekWire
June 05, 2020

How and why social distancing works

Laura Matarajt explained how and why physical distancing works to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control
June 04, 2020

Some cities are shutting down coronavirus testing during the protests

Ruth Etzioni weighed in on the potential impact of the protests on COVID-19 cases and policies. 

Buzzfeed News
June 04, 2020

Amazon is really interested in the blood of COVID-19 patients

Medium referenced the CovidWatch program as part of Amazon’s role in COVID-19 response. 

One Zero
June 04, 2020

Some people may have an immunological 'head start' against new coronavirus, even if they've never been exposed, new research finds

Yuan Tian discussed the value that further research on T-cell responses in people with severe and mild COVID-19 infection could provide, in light of an outside study showing immune response in those without exposure. 

Business Insider
June 03, 2020

In conversation with Tom Lynch, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch spoke with Fierce Biotech about his new role, the Hutch’s scientific priorities and COVID-19. 

Fierce Biotech
June 02, 2020

Airlines say it’s safe to travel. But is it?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer weighed in on the safety of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, and possible ways to keep infection risk low. 

The New York Times
June 01, 2020

A conversation with Trevor Bedford, the Fred Hutch scientist who became a leading voice of the coronavirus pandemic

Trevor Bedford discussed his COVID-19 research, the test, trace, isolate strategy and next steps to reopen. 

The Seattle Times
June 01, 2020

Large-scale survey of Seattle-area kids shows 1% had antibodies to the coronavirus

Jesse Bloom and colleagues explained results of a recent study showing 1% of children tested had COVID-19 antibodies, about at the same rate as adults. 

The Seattle Times
May 30, 2020

Virus ignited in U.S. no earlier than mid-January, study says

Trevor Bedford commented on the possibility of COVID-19 infection in early January, suggesting it was likely flu. 

Associated Press
May 29, 2020

UW expert: CDC ‘hopelessly compromised’ by White House in virus response

Dr. Steve Pergam commented on the need for public health to be driven by science and the value of the CDC. 

My Northwest
May 29, 2020

CCC19 data point to extensive use of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, or both, by patients with cancer and COVID-19

Dr. Gary Lyman’s work with the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium is referenced, revealing that patients with active cancer have a higher risk of death after contracting SARS-CoV-2. 

The Cancer Letter
May 29, 2020

'Major financial hardship' hits most patients battling advanced colon cancer

New research from the Hutch's health economics group HICOR and Dr. Veena Shankaran, suggesting nearly 75% of patients with advanced colon cancer experience financial hardship as a result of treatment is discussed. 

U.S. News & World Report
May 28, 2020

Researchers revise their timeline for the coronavirus’ rise in Washington state

Trevor Bedford is quoted on an updated analysis suggesting the WA1 COVID-19 patient was not the initial start to the outbreak in Washington. 

GeekWire
May 28, 2020

Coronavirus contact tracing apps are coming to your phone. Here's how they work.

Allison Black explained COVID-19 contact tracing apps, and how they can be leveraged to slow COVID-19 spread. 

The Washington Post
May 28, 2020

New research suggests nation's first COVID-19 case was not the source of Washington's outbreak

Louise Moncla discussed new research suggesting a second introduction of COVID-19 led to the outbreak in Washington. 

KNKX
May 28, 2020

Drayer: Hutch Award winner Dee Gordon makes most of virtual ceremony

The first virtual Hutch Award ceremony and winner Dee Gordon are profiled. 

My Northwest
May 28, 2020

Hutch award winner draws inspiration from history

The Hutch Award and 2020 winner Dee Gordon are profiled, specifically his philanthropic work and how he got into baseball. 

Medium
May 27, 2020

Coronavirus epidemics began later than believed, study concludes

Trevor Bedford discussed his updated analysis suggesting the COVID-19 outbreak began in Seattle in February.

The New York Times
May 27, 2020

Genetic analysis raises more questions about the history of Washington state’s coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s analysis of COVID-19 genomes suggesting Washington’s outbreak came from an alternative source than the original patient is referenced. 

The Seattle Times
May 26, 2020

New research rewrites history of when COVID-19 arrived in U.S. — and points to missed chances to stop it

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington and patient WA1 are discussed. 

STAT
May 26, 2020

Merck, one of Big Pharma’s biggest players, reveals its COVID-19 vaccine and therapy plans

Dr. Larry Corey is quoted on COVID-19 vaccine development progress.  

Science
May 26, 2020

Is the coronavirus mutating? Yes. But here’s why you don’t need to panic

Louise Moncla commented on mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and the lack of knowledge around the impact they have on the virus. 

Science News
May 26, 2020

Fred Hutch president on response to coronavirus pandemic

President Dr. Thomas Lynch discussed Fred Hutch’s work related to COVID-19 virology, epidemiology and vaccine programs. 

KING 5
May 24, 2020

Explainer: what do we now know about COVID-19 – and can you get it twice?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer weighed in on the possibility of reinfection with COVID-19.

The Guardian
May 24, 2020

Seattle researchers part of accelerated coronavirus vaccine testing program

Dr. Larry Corey suggested potential timeframes for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

KING 5
May 23, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. plans massive coronavirus vaccine testing effort to meet year-end deadline

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the current status of COVID-19 vaccine trials. 

Reuters
May 22, 2020

COVID-19 contact tracing apps are coming to a phone near you. How will we know whether they work?

Allison Black weighed in on COVID-19 contact tracing apps and the features they need to be effective. 

Science
May 21, 2020

Pandemic science speeds up — but there are limits

Dr. Joshua Schiffer weighed in on the possibility of reinfection with COVID-19, saying more research is needed. 

Axios
May 21, 2020

Fred Hutch’s president says a new strain of virus research center is needed to fight future outbreaks

President Dr. Thomas Lynch explained the work Fred Hutch is doing on COVID-19 research and vaccines. 

GeekWire
May 21, 2020

HIV vaccine trials group steps up to the COVID-19 plate

Dr. Larry Corey is quoted for the announcement of COVID-19 vaccine trials. 

Poz
May 20, 2020

What computer-based models can tell us about coronavirus — and what they can’t

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained how we can use COVID-19 models to our advantage, and her recent modeling work and some of the caveats of model predictions. 

PBS
May 20, 2020

No, we’re not all in this together — look at what’s happening with coronavirus in Yakima

Trevor Bedford is quoted on the lack of full COVID-19 suppression in the U.S. and the implications on further physical distancing policies. 

The Seattle Times
May 20, 2020

Webby Awards: Tom Hanks, 'Game of Thrones,' Cardi B, LeBron James among winners

Trevor Bedford is listed for receiving a Webby Special Achievement award for Nextstrain. 

Billboard
May 19, 2020

Join GeekWire this week for a live virtual event with Fred Hutch President Dr. Thomas Lynch

Dr. Thomas Lynch and his live virtual chat with GeekWire are highlighted. 

GeekWire
May 18, 2020

Amazon wants to innovate its way out of the pandemic

Bloomberg cited the CovidWatch study as one of the ways Amazon is working to stop COVID-19. 

Bloomberg
May 18, 2020

Coronavirus investigated: Scaling vaccines

Dr. Larry Corey explained COVID-19 vaccine strategy and the current status of research around COVID-19 in this video interview with Science. 

Science
May 18, 2020

Bowman: Federal bureaucrats continue to ravage Washington’s coronavirus response

Dr. Steve Pergam commented on the shutdown of SCAN by the FDA. 

MyNorthwest
May 18, 2020

The coronavirus is most infectious before people even know they have it, UW virologist says

Dr. Keith Jerome discussed COVID-19 virology, the possibility of reinfection, and transmission. 

The News Tribune
May 17, 2020

California locked down early and took the coronavirus seriously. Why are its cases still rising?

Trevor Bedford’s comments on the COVID-19 status and lack of viral suppression in the U.S. are referenced. 

Vox
May 16, 2020

Fred Hutch study targets front-line workers most at risk from the coronavirus

The Covidwatch study is profiled, with Dr. Michael Boeckh explaining the study goals. 

The Seattle Times
May 16, 2020

Nancy Davidson describes plans for reopening the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as COVID-19 wave recedes

Dr. Nancy Davidson described plans to reopen SCCA safely as COVID-19 cases decline in Washington. 

The Cancer Letter
May 15, 2020

When did the coronavirus arrive in the U.S.? Here’s a review of the evidence

Dr. Trevor Bedford weighed in on when COVID-19 arrived in the U.S., the origins of the virus, and more. 

The New York Times
May 15, 2020

A conversation about COVID-19 with biostatisticians and epidemiologists

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed COVID-19 testing, strategy, and modeling with other biostatisticians and epidemiologists studying the virus. 

Harvard Data Science Review
May 14, 2020

Is there a safe way to throw socially distanced shows?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer commented on the feasibility of staying safe from COVID-19 in large group gatherings such as concerts. 

Pitchfork
May 14, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic some scientists bring the bench home

Steven Heinkoff explained his at home CUT&Tag protocol and how he was able to bring his lab work home. 

The Scientist
May 13, 2020

The genetic evolutionary tree of the U.S COVID outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s genomic analysis exploring the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S. is highlighted, along with Nextstrain. 

Talking Points Memo
May 13, 2020

Fred Hutch recruits essential workers for COVID-19 study

KIRO 7 covered the CovidWatch program, led by Dr. Michael Boeckh, which aims to better understand COVID-19. 

KIRO 7
May 13, 2020

Data forecast modeling for COVID-19 poses challenges

Ruth Etzioni explained the complications of COVID-19 modeling and the issues with the predictions they can make. 

KOMO News
May 13, 2020

Arming immune foot soldiers against cancer

Dr. Monica Thakar commented on her work using natural killer cells to target solid tumors. 

Knowable
May 13, 2020

Coronavirus-tracking project backed by Bill Gates is put on hold due to FDA concerns

The SCAN program is explored, specifically it’s challenges and goals to track COVID-19 spread. 

GeekWire
May 13, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine strategy: Larry Corey on the Long Run

Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID-19 vaccine development and clinical trials. 

The Timmerman Report
May 13, 2020

Bill Gates is funding an at-home coronavirus test program — and it's already testing 300 people per day

The SCAN Initiative and the role of Gates Ventures in the program are discussed. 

CBS
May 13, 2020

To take on the coronavirus, U.S. vaccine makers consider an unprecedented strategy: working together

Dr. Larry Corey commented on COVID-19 vaccine trials and strategy. 

CNN
May 13, 2020

NIH Director Francis Collins shares his best-case scenario for a coronavirus vaccine: We could have a shot by fall but mass-producing it will be 'a heck of a stretch' by the end of the year.

Business Insider referenced an editorial piece co-written by Drs. Larry Corey, Anthony Fauci and other experts on COVID-19 vaccine development. 

Business Insider
May 12, 2020

Scanning for answers to a pandemic

The SCAN initiative is profiled by Gates Notes, mentioning Fred Hutch as a partner. 

Gates Notes
May 12, 2020

Bill Gates is funding a new at-home COVID-19 testing program and it's already testing 300 people a day

The SCAN initiative and Gates Notes article on the program are discussed. 

Business Insider
May 12, 2020

Let’s say there’s a COVID-19 vaccine—Who gets it first?

Dr. Larry Corey’s co-authored editorial in Science, explaining a roadmap to a COVID-19 vaccine and calling for a variety of approaches and collaboration, is discussed. 

Wired
May 12, 2020

14 percent of American adults would refuse coronavirus vaccine, poll finds

The Science piece co-authored by Drs. Larry Corey, Anthony Fauci, Francis Collins and John Mascola is cited.

Newsweek
May 12, 2020

Fauci and other experts outline COVID-19 vaccine strategy

Dr. Larry Corey is quoted on the need for collaboration and multiple COVID-19 vaccines, in relation to the release of a co-authored piece on COVID-19 vaccine development in Science. 

Gizmodo
May 12, 2020

Bank of America gives $500,000 to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for COVID-19 relief

GeekWire highlighted a Bank of America grant that will fund Fred Hutch COVID-19 response and the purchase of medical supplies for SCCA. 

GeekWire
May 11, 2020

Disease experts declare it’s time to join forces for multiple COVID-19 vaccines

GeekWire featured Dr. Larry Corey’s Science perspective, co-authored with Drs Anthony Fauci, John Mascola and Francis Collins, on proposed COVID-19 vaccine plans.

GeekWire
May 11, 2020

Essential workers asked to volunteer for coronavirus study

KOMO profiled the COVIDWatch study led by Dr. Michael Boeckh to track COVID-19 in the population.

KOMO News
May 11, 2020

Bill Gates has regrets

Trevor Bedford’s discovery of COVID-19 community spread through the Seattle Flu Study is referenced. 

The Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2020

Anthony Fauci, NIH director Collins say we’ll likely need more than one coronavirus vaccine to end pandemic

Dr. Larry Corey is discussed along with the co-authors Drs. Anthony Fauci, John Mascola and Francis Collins, on a Science perspective piece on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Newsweek
May 11, 2020

What happens if a contact tracer contacts you?

Allison Black is mentioned for a segment where she discussed COVID-19 tracking and her work in the Bedford lab. 

MyNorthwest
May 09, 2020

Big decline in Wash. State coronavirus cases after 'stay home' orders

Dr. Keith Jerome is quoted on the impact that early physical distancing measures had in lowering COVID-19 rates in Washington. 

U.S. News and World Report
May 08, 2020

The virus is constantly mutating. What that means for treating COVID-19 is up for debate

Bloomberg quoted Trevor Bedford on statements suggesting that further research is needed to determine if one COVID-19 strain is more transmissible than others. 

Bloomberg
May 08, 2020

Cancer patients without insurance or Medicaid don’t experience the same benefits of clinical trials

A SWOG study led by Joseph Unger is featured, specifically findings that insurance plays a large role in whether a patient benefits from clinical trials.

The Cancer Letter
May 08, 2020

The life-saving medicines inspired by animals

Dr. Jim Olson’s work with tumor paint to identify cancerous tissue and the motivation behind his research are discussed. 

BBC
May 08, 2020

The porn industry tests and traces. Could it offer a model for reopening amid COVID-19?

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained how easily accessible and repeated testing, contract tracing and isolation when sick could keep COVID-19 under control without a vaccine. 

STAT
May 08, 2020

You’ll probably never know if you had the coronavirus in January

Trevor Bedford weighed in on serology testing, the true COVID-19 incidence in the U.S., and how we could use blood samples to retroactively test for COVID-19. 

The Atlantic
May 08, 2020

The US is reopening too soon. One chart shows cases are still on the rise outside the tristate area.

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed the need for increased COVID-19 testing and contact tracing to justify loosening physical distancing measures

Business Insider
May 07, 2020

Mutations in the coronavirus spike protein

Trevor Bedford’s statements on the implications of a mutation in SARS-Cov-2’s spike proteins are referenced. 

Science Blogs
May 07, 2020

Amazon lends its expertise — and its cash — to COVID-19 research

STAT covered the new COVIDWatch study and partnership with Amazon, aimed at learning more about COVID-19’s infection rate and if infection confers immunity. 

STAT
May 07, 2020

'One big statistics lesson'

Dr. Ruth Etzioni explained the intricacies of modeling and how that relates to COVID-19 predictions. 

KUOW
May 06, 2020

Live updates: ‘Dangerous’ COVID-19 ‘parties’ begin to surface in Washington

Dr. Steve Pergam criticized those neglecting to follow physical distancing restrictions. 

MyNorthwest
May 06, 2020

Why fully recovering from coronavirus might take longer than expected

Dr. Josh Schiffer explained the complexity of COVID-19 immune response and variability across patients. 

The Wall Street Journal
May 06, 2020

Giving models and modelers a bad name

Dr. Ruth Etzioni commented on the IHME model and conclusions being drawn from that model.

The Timmerman Report
May 06, 2020

A mutated coronavirus strain seems responsible for most of the world's COVID-19 infections. That doesn't mean it's more dangerous than the original

Business Insider discussed Nextstrain work and Trevor Bedford’s comments on COVID-19 lineages and the unknown impact on transmissibility. 

Business Insider
May 06, 2020

Studies of coronavirus evolution stir up a controversy for scientists on social media

Trevor Bedford’s commentary on a COVID-19 spike mutation is referenced, suggesting we don’t know the impact of the mutation on transmissibility. 

GeekWire
May 06, 2020

So many people are convinced that they had COVID-19 already

Trevor Bedford stated that it’s not possible SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in the U.S. in or before November 2019.

The Washington Post
May 06, 2020

Researchers find new coronavirus strain 'more contagious', potentially impacting COVID-19 vaccine search

Trevor Bedford’s statements on the impacts of a SARS-Cov-2 mutation are cited, saying we need further research to determine if it impacts transmissibility. 

ABC News Australia
May 06, 2020

Coronavirus in the U.S.: an unrelenting crush of cases and deaths

Trevor Bedford’s statements predicting continued COVID-19 infections across the U.S. are cited. 

The New York Times
May 05, 2020

The spirit of giving is more powerful than ever

Kelly O’Brien discussed COVID-19 and the value of giving to scientific progress. 

The Timmerman Report
May 05, 2020

What COVID-19 antibody tests can and cannot tell us

Trevor Bedford’s commentary on the lack of accuracy of some COVID-19 antibody tests is included. 

Scientific American
May 05, 2020

As pandemic claims non-COVID patients, some face difficult decisions

Dr. Gary Lyman discussed the risk cancer patients face with COVID-19 and his work with the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium.

PBS
May 04, 2020

Mathematical models help predict the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak. But can they be believed?

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran Ruth Etzioni explained how COVID-19 models help scientists and policy makers understand the impact of different restrictions on viral spread. 

The Seattle Times
May 04, 2020

The search is on for America’s earliest coronavirus deaths

Louise Moncla provided insight to why there are likely unknown early February COVID-19 deaths.

The Wall Street Journal
May 04, 2020

How early COVID-19 detection sounded ‘tornado siren’ for WA response

Dr. Steve Pergam discussed the importance of early detection of COVID-19 in Washington’s virus response. 

MyNorthwest
May 03, 2020

The fight against COVID-19 threatens to cause collateral health damage

Rachel Issaka weighed in on the need to continue cancer and other chronic disease management and prevention work despite COVID-19. 

Scientific American
May 01, 2020

Was the new coronavirus accidentally released from a Wuhan lab? It’s doubtful.

Trevor Bedford reinforced the scientific reasons why COVID-19 did not originate from a lab, but rather a natural setting.

The Washington Post
May 01, 2020

Led by ex-Husky Tanner Swanson, Northwest-based MLB coaches band together for ‘Coaches vs. COVID’ program

The Seattle Times profiled Tanner Swanson and his fundraising efforts for Coaches vs. COVID. 

The Seattle Times
April 30, 2020

How coronavirus mutates and spreads

Trevor Bedford is listed as a source of COVID-19 spread and tracking data.

The New York Times
April 30, 2020

Labs across U.S. join federal initiative to study coronavirus genome

Pavitra Roychoudhury discussed her work with COVID-19 genomics and tracking, specifically a sequence sharing project. 

The New York Times
April 30, 2020

Helping cancer survivors cope with cancer-related anxiety and distress

 Karen Syrjala provided insight on helping cancer survivors manage stress and anxiety, and the limitations of current information. 

NCI
April 30, 2020

One in 8 Americans say they know someone who died of COVID-19, according to a new Insider poll

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran commented on the potential outcomes of easing physical distancing restrictions too early. 

Business Insider
April 30, 2020

Can antibody tests tell if you're immune to COVID-19?

Jesse Bloom explained how COVID-19 serology tests work. 

Live Science
April 30, 2020

Gilead, without details, says COVID-19 drug clears crucial clinical test

Dr. Elizabeth Duke explained issues trying to find a drug to properly control and treat COVID-19. 

Biopharma Dive
April 29, 2020

South Africa's HIV failures cost more than 300,000 lives. Now this painful past is helping in COVID-19 fight.

Dr. Larry Corey weighed in on the use of HIV ARV’s as potential treatments for COVID-19.

CNN
April 29, 2020

Keeping an academic lab afloat in a pandemic

Dr. Jim Olson discussed the challenges of running a lab during COVID-19. 

The Timmerman Report
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 was here earlier than most Americans thought. Now what?

Trevor Bedford’s analysis that COVID-19 was introduced to the US sometime in January is referenced. 

Wired
April 28, 2020

Mariners' Dee Gordon honored with prestigious 'Hutch Award'

KING 5 profiled the 2020 Hutch Award winner Dee Gordon.

KING 5
April 27, 2020

Top Seattle-area health official worries COVID-19 could spread across country as states reopen

GeekWire highlighted Trevor Bedford’s research tracking COVID-19, and referenced a webinar featuring Dr. Elizabeth Halloran. 

GeekWire
April 27, 2020

ASCO panel outlines cancer care challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Gary Lyman’s comments from a panel on COVID-19 and cancer care are highlighted. 

Medscape
April 27, 2020

The AIDS crisis forged a generation of activists; now they’re supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the coronavirus pandemic

Russell Campbell commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic echoes the AIDs epidemic in its impact on minorities and under-served populations. 

The Seattle Times
April 26, 2020

Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on "Face the Nation,"

Trevor Bedford’s timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. beginning in early January is referenced. 

CBS News
April 26, 2020

White House medic Deborah Birx said coronavirus deaths will 'dramatically' decrease by the end of May, but social distancing will go on for much longer

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran suggested what may happen as a result of relaxing physical distancing measures too early.  

Business Insider
April 26, 2020

New York's low coronavirus transmission rate suggests the state's outbreak is contained for now

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran gave insight to what may happen is physical distancing measures are loosened. 

Business Insider
April 26, 2020

Giants bench coach Kai Correa on teaching defense, #CoachesvsCOVID, and his path to MLB

Kai Correa, Giants bench coach, discussed his work fundraising for Fred Hutch as part of the Coaches vs. COVID program.

Sports Info Solutions Podcast
April 26, 2020

Who to follow on Twitter for legit, trustworthy coronavirus info

Trevor Bedford is included as a credible source of COVID-19 information. 

Mashable
April 24, 2020

The real problem with the manufactured coronavirus liberty protests

Trevor Bedford is quoted on his test, trace, isolate strategies to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Seattle Times
April 24, 2020

Why experts are questioning two hyped antibody studies in coronavirus hotspots

Trevor Bedford’s comments on new antibody study results suggesting high antibody prevalence in the community are included. 

The Guardian
April 24, 2020

The coronavirus isn’t just the flu, bro

Trevor Bedford’s analysis of the death rate from COVID-19 in New York City is referenced. 

Bloomberg
April 24, 2020

Yes, the coronavirus mutates. But those tiny changes haven't affected how dangerous it is — instead, they help scientists track its spread.

Trevor Bedford’s and Nextstrain collaborator Emma Hodcraft’s comments on the mutation rate of COVID-19 and the implications of that for vaccine efficacy are discussed. 

Business Insider
April 23, 2020

How to build and deploy testing systems at unprecedented scale

Trevor Bedford’s test, trace and isolate plan to stop COVID-19 spread is explored. 

The Economist
April 23, 2020

Dee Gordon wins 2019 Hutch Award

Hutch award winner Dee Gordon is featured, specifically his baseball and philanthropic achievements. 

Lookout Landing
April 23, 2020

How Hutch Award winner Dee Gordon is helping during coronavirus pandemic

ESPN profiled 2020 Hutch Award winner Dee Gordon of the Mariners, highlighting his philanthropic work throughout his career.

ESPN
April 23, 2020

Intense radiotherapy slows prostate cancer growth

Dr. Andrew Hsieh commented on new research on a treatment for prostate cancer growth. 

Cancer Discovery
April 23, 2020

Italy's lockdowns prevented 200,000 hospitalizations and reduced coronavirus transmission by nearly half, a new study finds

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed how COVID-19 differs from other infectious diseases like measles, specifically in its higher transmissibility.

Business Insider
April 23, 2020

Mariners’ Dee Gordon receives 2020 Hutch Award

The Tacoma News Tribune profiled Dee Gordon, who was chosen as the 2020 Hutch Award winner. 

Tacoma News Tribune
April 23, 2020

Mariners second baseman Dee Gordan receives 2020 Hutch Award

Dee Gordon’s work with charities to provide food during COVID-19 and support those affected by domestic violence is discussed in light of him receiving the 2020 Hutch Award. 

KIRO 7
April 23, 2020

A woman who recovered from the coronavirus tried to donate her plasma, but she barely had any antibodies. It highlights lingering questions about immunity.

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran suggested that while we hope being infected with COVID-19 produces immunity for at least a year, further research is needed to confirm.

Business Insider
April 23, 2020

The race to make vaccines faster

Andy McGuire commented on the vaccine development process in reference to COVID-19 vaccine research.

Axios
April 23, 2020

Hidden outbreaks spread through U.S. cities far earlier than Americans knew, estimates say

Trevor Bedford’s statements suggesting undetected COVID-19 spread across Washington in late February are cited.

The New York Times
April 23, 2020

'Expert Twitter' only goes so far. Bring back blogs

Wired discussed Trevor Bedford’s rise to Twitter fame through his research communications in a larger piece on Twitter as a news source.

Wired
April 23, 2020

Mariners' Gordon wins prestigious Hutch Award

Reuters highlighted the new Hutch Award recipient, Dee Gordon, for his charitable work. 

Reuters
April 23, 2020

Charitable works earn Mariners infielder Dee Gordon the 55th Hutch Award

Dee Gordon’s statements on receiving the 2020 Hutch Award are quoted, in a profile of his charity work. 

The Seattle Times
April 23, 2020

A coronavirus death in early February was ‘probably the tip of an iceberg’

The New York Times referenced Trevor Bedford’s genetic analysis work placing the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington in early February, in light of new data on an early February COVID-19 death.

The New York Times
April 22, 2020

Some Americans are convinced they had the coronavirus in December or January. Experts say it's highly unlikely.

Trevor Bedford’s tweets reinforcing that COVID-19 was not circulating in the U.S. in December are cited. 

Business Insider
April 22, 2020

News feature: Venom back in vogue as a wellspring for drug candidates

Dr. Jim Olson’s research on using scorpion venom peptides to locate tumors is explored. 

PNAS
April 22, 2020

Coronavirus model used by white house increases death toll 10%

Dr. Ruth Etzioni’s statements on the use of the IHME model to make policy decisions are quoted. 

Forbes
April 22, 2020

New York's subway may have boosted the coronavirus' spread, but researchers think one-third of coronavirus transmission happens in the home

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran commented on physical distancing measures in Washington, and the impact it had on slowing COVID-19 transmission. 

Business Insider
April 22, 2020

Solving the mysteries of coronavirus with genetic fingerprints

The New York Times recalled the story of the Washington COVID-19 outbreak and how genomic analysis helped track the virus, quoting Pavitra Roychoudhury and Trevor Bedford.

The New York Times
April 22, 2020

CDC: First US coronavirus deaths happened weeks before first death in Kirkland

Louise Moncla explained why we need to expand COVID-19 tracing and testing abilities to interpret the spread that led to early deaths in California.

KIRO 7
April 22, 2020

STAT Health Tech newsletter

STAT News highlighted a Fred Hutch and AWS collaboration on a COVID-19 study called COVIDWatch

STAT
April 22, 2020

How to navigate the blizzard of COVID-19 antibody studies

Dr. Ruth Etzioni gave context to all of the new antibody studies coming out, reinforcing the wide range in accuracy across tests. 

The Timmerman Report
April 21, 2020

Mutations map holds the key to bringing coronavirus under control

Trevor Bedford’s statements on when COVID-19 began circulating in the U.S. and Nextstrain findings are referenced. 

Financial Times
April 21, 2020

UPDATED: Datavant boots up a big COVID-19 registry — looking to shine a light on virus spread, impact and most effective therapies

Dr. Joshua Schiffer commented on a new COVID-19 patient registry to improve research efforts. 

Endpoints News
April 21, 2020

Stepping up exercise could help beat the cold virus

A Fred Hutch study on the health benefits of adding walking into the lives of otherwise sedentary people is referenced. 

NPR
April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Q&A with experts

Dr. Joshua Schiffer is quoted on the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment and the lack of understanding of its impact. 

KOMO News
April 20, 2020

To know the real number of coronavirus cases in the US, China, or Italy, researchers say multiply by 10

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran emphasized the difficulty in determining to number of COVID-19 cases due to lack of testing.

Business Insider
April 19, 2020

Washington state may be able to ease social distancing in a month, according to models

Ruth Etzioni commented on the use of COVID-19 models to inform policy decisions, noting some models are not being interpreted properly. 

KUOW
April 19, 2020

What viral evolution can teach us about the coronavirus pandemic

Trevor Bedford’s work is referenced as part of an analysis of how we study pandemics and disease. 

The New Yorker
April 19, 2020

UW coronavirus model says Washington state could potentially start safely reopening the week of May 18

In light of new modeling results, Ruth Etzioni reinforced that policy makers should draw on multiple models to make policy decisions. 

The Seattle Times
April 18, 2020

Saving a city: How Seattle’s corporate giants banded together to flatten the curve

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

A New York City hospital developed one of the few FDA-approved antibody tests for the coronavirus. It could test up to 2,000 people per day

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained that COVID-19 serological tests have not yet been perfected, and some may give false results. 

Business Insider
April 17, 2020

Risky business: Scientists seek volunteers for ‘CovidWatch’ virus-tracking study

GeekWire covered a new Fred Hutch study, Covidwatch, focused on those most at risk to get COVID-19, to help us better understand characteristics of the virus. 

GeekWire
April 17, 2020

Seattle researchers report early results from first US ‘swab and send’ COVID-19 surveillance program

Early results from the SCAN program, of which Fred Hutch is a partner, are discussed. 

GeekWire
April 17, 2020

Chris Cuomo says his one coronavirus 'silver lining' just came crashing down

Trevor Bedford’s statements reinforcing COVID-19 was not in the U.S. last fall are referenced. 

Huffpost
April 17, 2020

Getting it right: Walking the diagnostic and serologic testing tightrope

Ruth Etzioni explained serologic and diagnostic COVID-19 tests, and the uncertainties associated with each. 

The Timmerman Report
April 17, 2020

Have you recovered from COVID-19? The UW Medicine Virology Lab wants to test your blood

Drs. Larry Corey and Jesse Bloom discussed new COVID-19 antibody tests and research on neutralizing antibodies 

The Seattle Times
April 17, 2020

Greater Seattle coronavirus assessment network (SCAN) releases data from first 18 days of testing

Dr. Tom Lynch commented on the hard work and early data from the SCAN COVID-19 testing program. 

Public Health Insider
April 17, 2020

Another month? Computer modelers estimate how much longer coronavirus shutdowns should last

Ruth Etzioni explained despite its predictions, the IHME model should not be the only model used to make policy decisions around COVID-19.

GeekWire
April 17, 2020

How coronavirus testing and contact tracing work together to quell COVID-19

Trevor Bedford’s tweets explaining his test, trace, and isolate strategies for COVID-19 using digital and non-digital tools are discussed. 

GeekWire
April 16, 2020

Leading experts launch COVID-19 & cancer consortium

Gary Lyman’s comments on the new COVID-19 cancer registry are discussed. 

Cancer Health
April 16, 2020

How Fred Hutch unlocks siloed data with AWS and open-source software

Fred Hutch’s use of a new software to de-silo and streamline data with AWS is discussed. 

AWS
April 16, 2020

The US is 'a long way' from beating the coronavirus with herd immunity, experts say, since that would require 50% of the population being immune

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran commented on the possibility of herd immunity to COVID-19, suggesting we have not reached that level of infection. 

Business Insider
April 16, 2020

The coronavirus is mutating. What does that mean for a vaccine?

Trevor Bedford commented on how mutation rates may or may not impact a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The New York Times
April 16, 2020

One key figure helps countries decide when their coronavirus outbreaks are over — but scientists say it's a moving target

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran advised on the conditions necessary to lift COVID-19 lockdowns and keep the virus under control. 

Business Insider
April 16, 2020

U.S. grapples with how to drastically ramp up COVID-19 contact tracing

Trevor Bedford’s digital tracing endeavor, Nexttrace, is cited as one way to slow COVID-19. 

CBC
April 16, 2020

Another sign the curve is bending: Positive coronavirus tests at UW peaked March 28

Larry Corey provided context to a new study from Fred Hutch and UW suggesting Washington state has successfully lowered COVID-19 infections through physical distancing measures. 

The Seattle Times
April 15, 2020

Avoid Twitter’s swamp of misinformation by following these epidemiology experts

Trevor Bedford is listed as a COVID-19 expert, to help reduce misinformation about the virus. 

Yahoo
April 15, 2020

Tips on using science Twitter during COVID-19

PLoS Blogs delved into science communications, referencing Trevor Bedford’s use of twitter to explain COVID-19 research. 

PLoS Blogs
April 15, 2020

Genetic tracking helped us fight Ebola. Why can’t it halt COVID-19?

Trevor Bedford’s genomic analysis work to track COVID-19 from the initial outbreak in the U.S. is mentioned. 

FiveThirtyEight
April 15, 2020

Why COVID-19 can’t be directly compared with the flu

Ruth Etzioni explained from a statistical point of view why despite some similarities, COVID-19 is not comparable to the flu.

The Timmerman Report
April 14, 2020

NY death toll passes 10,000; new hot spots slow to emerge

Trevor Bedford suggested even with lifted physical distancing measures, COVID-19 may not rebound as strongly as the public exercises more caution. 

The Associated Press
April 13, 2020

Coaches team up in battle against COVID-19

Fred Hutch Coaches vs. COVID fundraiser Tanner Swanson discussed why he was motivated to fundraise for Fred Hutch research. 

Major League Baseball
April 13, 2020

Seattle researcher debunks theory COVID-19 spread in Calif. in November

KOMO covered Trevor Bedford’s latest tweets debunking beliefs that COVID-19 was circulating prior to January in Washington and California. 

KOMO News
April 13, 2020

More on that alleged intel report, and when did COVID-19 really begin?

Trevor Bedford’s statements reinforcing the timeline of the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak are included, along with data from Nextstrain. 

Talking Points Memo
April 12, 2020

When will this end, and what comes next? Health officials and epidemiologists are working to figure out Washington’s coronavirus end game

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran and Trevor Bedford’s recommendations to keep COVID-19 at bay and loosen physical distancing measures are discussed.

The Seattle Times
April 11, 2020

Taken out of the ball game, coaches go online to teach skills and aid Fred Hutch’s COVID-19 fight

The Coaches vs. COVID fundraising campaign for Fred Hutch is profiled, with fundraiser Tanner Swanson sharing what motivated him to fundraise for COVID-19 research.  

GeekWire
April 11, 2020

Episode 8: The virus-eye view

Jesse Bloom and Harmit Malik explained the process of a viral infection, referencing SARS-CoV-2 from first introduction into the body to the onset of the infection.

KNKX
April 10, 2020

No, you did not get COVID-19 in the fall of 2019

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

Modified sleep apnea machines may ease the ventilator crunch

A study from Fred Hutch researchers on the use of ventilators in COVID-19 patients is cited. 

Wired
April 10, 2020

Can smart phone apps help beat pandemics?

Trevor Bedford’s work on NextTrace, a digital COVID-19 tracing method, is highlighted. 

NIH Director's Blog
April 09, 2020

COVID-19 and cancer: How to protect ‘the most vulnerable’ during pandemic

Dr. Steve Pergam commented on the increased susceptibility for COVID-19 within cancer patients, and how oncologists should prepare. 

Healio
April 09, 2020

Before the flood

Dr. Steve Pergam, along with other first responders in the Seattle area, published a piece on the COVID-19 pandemic and outbreaks in Washington. 

Clinical Infectious Diseases
April 09, 2020

Social distancing is controlling COVID-19; now scientists need to figure out which measures are most effective

Trevor Bedford’s latest tweets suggesting physical distancing measures have been effective in Washington state are cited. 

STAT News
April 09, 2020

Blood tests promise to show who had COVID-19 and didn’t know it

Drs. Keith Jerome and Larry Corey explained work on blood tests for CoV-2 antibodies and the need for a vaccine. 

KIRO 7
April 09, 2020

Most New York coronavirus cases came from Europe, genomes show

Trevor Bedford reinforced that his genomic analysis suggested a January introduction of COVID-19 to the U.S. 

The New York Times
April 08, 2020

'Did I already have coronavirus?': People wonder if they previously had COVID-19, but the answer isn't easy

Trevor Bedford’s analysis suggesting a mid-January start date for the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state is referenced. 

Mashable
April 08, 2020

100+ doctors on coronavirus

Dr. Anne McTiernan is featured in a video of scientists and doctors discussing COVID-19.

Doctor Mike Youtube
April 08, 2020

COVID-19 models: What makes them tick?

Dr. Ruth Etzioni explained the different types of modeling, what they mean and how they are used to predict COVID-19 parameters. 

The Timmerman Report
April 07, 2020

Tech leaders help kick off $50M fundraising campaign for UW Medicine’s COVID-19 work

Fred Hutch is listed among institutions fundraising for COVID-19 work. 

GeekWire
April 07, 2020

Seattle’s COVID-19 lessons are yielding hope

Trevor Bedford’s initial research suggesting community COVID-19 transmission in Washington is recalled. 

The British Medical Journal
April 06, 2020

Immunomedics halts late-stage clinical trial, confirming drug benefit for aggressive type of breast cancer

Dr. Julie Gralow commented on the success of a new breast cancer treatment trial, with the drug illustrating benefits across the study. 

STAT News
April 06, 2020

How the coronavirus overwhelmed Washington state’s early efforts to contain it

Trevor Bedford’s early analysis that COVID-19 was circulating undetected in Washington State is referenced. 

The Seattle Times
April 05, 2020

Alexa, do I have coronavirus?

Trevor Bedford is referenced for his work and comments on fighting COVID-19. 

The New York Times
April 05, 2020

Blood test may detect multiple cancer types: Study

Dr. William Grady commented on an outside study on blood tests and cancer detection.

Medscape
April 03, 2020

How do COVID-19 deaths compare to flu deaths in Washington state?

Dr. Steve Pergam’s comments on how COVID-19 compares to the flu are included. 

KOMO News
April 03, 2020

Infectious disease expert Steve Pergam shares his prescription for a safe weekend get-together

GeekWire covered Dr. Steve Pergam’s live COVID-19 Q&A, highlighting ways to stay safe but social.  

GeekWire
April 03, 2020

Questions but few answers on COVID-19

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran answered questions about the outlook for COVID-19, and next steps to stop the pandemic. 

The Chronicle Herald
April 03, 2020

ASH research collaborative's data hub creates international data registry for patients with blood cancers and COVID-19

Dr. Stephanie Lee spoke about the new ASH COVID-19 registry for patients run who had or currently have blood cancers.

ASCO Post
April 02, 2020

COVID-19 spreads too fast for traditional contact tracing. New digital tools could help

STAT featured Trevor Bedford and NextTrace, a new platform that uses digital contact tracing to stop COVID-19.

STAT News
April 02, 2020

Data registry to guide care for patients with COVID-19, blood cancers

Dr. Stephanie Lee commented on the new ASH COVID-19 Registry for cancer patients with COVID-19.

Healio
April 01, 2020

Coronavirus sleuths kick off campaign for digital tracing of COVID-19 contacts

GeekWire profiled Trevor Bedford’s new program NextTrace, that uses contact-tracing to stop COVID-19. 

GeekWire
April 01, 2020

COVID-19: What's happening now (April 1, 2020)

Dr. Gary Lyman and Dr. Michael Boeckh discussed patient care and safety during COVID-19, and the Cancer Care COVID-19 registry.

Infectious Diseases Society of America
April 01, 2020

In the race to crack COVID-19, scientists bypass peer review

Undark mentioned Trevor Bedford’s use of twitter to comment on a preprint paper about COVID-19.

Undark
April 01, 2020

Genetic analysis of the coronavirus gives scientists clues about how it’s spreading

Trevor Bedford’s use of genetic data to link the COVID-19 patients in Washington is cited. 

The Verge
March 31, 2020

With record-setting speed, vaccine makers take their first shots at the new coronavirus

Dr. Larry Corey commented on the quick development of potential vaccines and vaccine trials for COVID-19. 

Science
March 31, 2020

Virologists are divided over need for draconian shutdowns

Trevor Bedford’s proposed strategies for slowing and tracking COVID-19 spread are considered, along with others. 

Der Spiegel
March 31, 2020

The mathematics of predicting the course of the coronavirus

Wired reflected on Trevor Bedford’s analysis that by early March COVID-19 had already been circulating in Washington State for weeks. 

Wired
March 30, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, Seattle scientists fast-track potential treatments for COVID-19

Dr. Larry Corey explained how the Seattle scientific community is stepping up to tackle COVID-19. 

The Seattle Times
March 30, 2020

One Seattle party, 8 coronavirus cases: An anatomy of an outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s analysis indicating COVID-19 community transmission had occurred in January is discussed. 

Crosscut
March 30, 2020

The human DNA is littered with fossils of viruses past that attacked us. And lost

Drs. Michael Emerman and Harmit Malik’s work on how they use paleovirology to study viruses, specifically HIV, is discussed. 

The Telegraph India
March 30, 2020

Experts converge on plans for easing coronavirus restrictions safely

The Washington Post discussed a report co-written by Trevor Bedford, outlining steps to guide states through the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Washington Post
March 29, 2020

Handicapping the future of financial markets

Trevor Bedford is included in a list of scientific resources on COVID-19.

Forbes
March 28, 2020

The other coronavirus test we need

Dr. Jesse Bloom discussed the logistics of developing and using a serological test for the virus causing COVID-19, to determine who has been exposed to the virus. 

Axios
March 28, 2020

Cancer moonshot workshop highlights recent research advances

Dr. Pete Nelson’s recent presentation on new prostate cancer treatment methods is included in a summary of the Cancer Moonshot meeting. 

Cancer Health
March 27, 2020

Not all or nothing: Anti-virus lockdowns could lift slowly

Elizabeth Halloran called for widespread COVID-19 testing as the first step to bring down the pandemic. 

The Associated Press
March 27, 2020

The Seattle scientific community, mobilized

Dr. Kristin Anderson wrote about the researchers in Seattle who are working together to study and combat COVID-19, including Drs. Keith Jerome, Alex Greninger and Trevor Bedford. 

The Timmerman Report
March 27, 2020

March 27: The week in cancer news

Tips for cancer patients in light of COVID-19 from a Fred Hutch news story are included in a weekly round-up. 

Cancer Today
March 27, 2020

‘It isn’t our normal way of working’: Coronavirus outbreak tests limits of remote work in Seattle area

Kelly Crimmins discussed how working remotely has impacted her and her team’s work life and productivity.

The Seattle Times
March 26, 2020

Dr. Julie McElrath on lifting physical distancing measures

Dr. Julie McElrath estimated when the COVID-19 outbreak will reach its peak and when we might see a lift on physical distancing measures. 

KOMO Radio
March 26, 2020

How coronavirus mutations can track its spread—and disprove conspiracies

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. Julie McElrath on COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed potential COVID-19 vaccine options and programs. 

KOMO Radio
March 26, 2020

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than anywhere else in the world

Vox mentioned Trevor Bedford’s U.S. COVID-19 infection estimates and research on the spread of the virus.

Vox
March 26, 2020