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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eerily on the mark, a gene detective's coronavirus findings raise hope and fear in equal measure

The Nextstrain project and Trevor Bedford’s analyses on COVID-19 are explained. 

Economic Times India
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

How does the coronavirus behave inside a patient?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer and Bryan Mayer discussed viral load variability in patients and what that could mean for COVID-19. 

The New Yorker
March 26, 2020

Dr. Tom Lynch on COVID-19 challenges

Dr. Tom Lynch described the challenges of testing and accurately reporting COVID-19 in a Fred Hutch town hall. 

KOMO Radio
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

Dr. Julie McElrath on COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed potential COVID-19 vaccine options and programs. 

KOMO Radio
March 26, 2020

Cancer consortium launches COVID-19 registry in urgent appeal for data to save lives at risk from infection

Dr. Gary Lyman commented on the new COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) registry and how they will use COVID-19 data to inform treatment. 

ASCO Daily News
March 26, 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

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

How ASH supports the hematology community during COVID-19, with Drs. Stephanie Lee & Laura Michaelis

Dr. Stephanie Lee spoke about COVID-19 and hematology, and how ASH is supporting the community.  

The Hematologist
March 25, 2020

The coronavirus mutates more slowly than the flu — which means a vaccine will likely be effective long-term

Trevor Bedford’s comments on the mutation patterns of COVID-19 and how that impacts vaccine production are cited. 

Business Insider
March 25, 2020

COVID-19 poses special challenges to cancer care

Drs. Steve Pergam and Masumi Ueda gave expert advice on treating cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MedPage Today
March 25, 2020

The blind leading the blind: COVID-19, cancer, and the need for more data

Dr. Gary Lyman discussed best practices for treating cancer patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

ASCO Daily News
March 25, 2020

The coronavirus is mutating. But that may not be a problem for humans

Trevor Bedford commented on the implications of COVID-19’s slow mutation rates, suggesting it will lead to immunity after exposure. 

NPR
March 25, 2020

Fred Hutch researcher: ‘We need facts from experts’ in coronavirus briefings

Dr. Steve Pergam called for more scientific involvement in decisions around COVID-19 containment. 

My Northwest
March 24, 2020

Some cancer patients face delayed surgeries and scaled-back treatments as the coronavirus advances

Dr. Nancy E. Davidson discussed how cancer patient treatment has evolved in light of COVID-19.

The Washington Post
March 24, 2020

How long will the outbreak last? It depends on what we do now

Trevor Bedford is quoted on ideas to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing and extensive testing. 

Wired
March 23, 2020

The coronavirus testing paradox

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on suggested strategies to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are quoted, specifically on the need for increased testing and social distancing. 

ProPublica
March 23, 2020

A virologist answers your questions about coronavirus

Jesse Bloom answered questions from community members on COVID-19 and the current status of COVID-19 research.  

KUOW
March 23, 2020

Cancer care and COVID-19 in Seattle, the first U.S. epicenter

Dr. Masumi Ueda explained how Fred Hutch’s clinical care partner Seattle Cancer Care Alliance approached COVID-19 prevention and identification in clinics and workspaces.  

Medscape
March 23, 2020

Seattle coronavirus assessment network launches with boost from Bill Gates, Amazon and volunteers

The new SCAN initiative is profiled, mentioning Fred Hutch as one of the founding partners. 

GeekWire
March 23, 2020

Amazon will deliver and pick up test kits being issued by a new coronavirus program in Seattle

Fred Hutch is listed among other partners involved in the new SCAN program to test for COVID-19 across Seattle, through mailed test kits. 

CNBC
March 23, 2020

When will the coronavirus pandemic end? What scientists can say about life returning to normal

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran reinforced the need for COVID-19 testing to control the pandemic.

The Boston Globe
March 21, 2020

How the virus got out

Trevor Bedford and Dr. Elizabeth Halloran provided expertise for this interactive COVID-19 map, which overlays travel and migration data with epidemiological data. 

The New York Times
March 21, 2020

How the coronavirus became an American catastrophe

The Atlantic described Trevor Bedford’s work in discovering COVID-19 had spread in Washington to his recommendations for slowing the pandemic.

The Atlantic
March 21, 2020

How to navigate cancer in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Steve Pergam gave insight on the risk of cancer patients for COVID-19 infection. 

CURE Today
March 20, 2020

The 9 most important unanswered questions about COVID-19

Trevor Bedford commented on U.S. COVID-19 infection rates, providing estimates between 10,000 – 40,000. 

Vox
March 20, 2020

How genetic mapping is allowing scientists to track the spread of coronavirus

Trevor Bedford and Jesse Bloom gave context to how they used genomic analysis of COVID-19 to track its spread.

NPR
March 19, 2020

The danger of a second wave

Trevor Bedford’s methods for stopping the COVID-19 outbreak are outlined, including isolating the infected, and having those who are recovered return to work. 

The Washington Post
March 19, 2020

How long will Americans be fighting the coronavirus?

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained community transmission and how it can lead to an epidemic in reference to COVID-19. 

The Associated Press
March 19, 2020

Study suggests COVID-19 might follow seasonal pattern

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran provides context to COVID-19 transmission rates and spread. 

U.S. News and World Report
March 19, 2020

In hard-hit Seattle, coronavirus pushes biotechs to a new normal

Hilary Hehman discussed how Fred Hutch is continuing research and supporting partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BioPharma Dive
March 19, 2020

Covid-19 roundup: Fred Hutch cuts down further on lab work, Roche joins Regeneron and Sanofi in IL-6 trials, China orders a vaccine effort

Fred Hutch is included in a round up of COVID-19 updates across cancer and biotechnology companies. 

Endpoints News
March 19, 2020

Coronavirus sleuth outlines his ‘Apollo program’ for bringing down the pandemic

Trevor Bedford commented on a new modeling report, suggesting how social distancing measures and testing can stop the COVID-19 pandemic. 

GeekWire
March 18, 2020

Mild cases may be driving coronavirus spread

WebMD discussed Dr. Elizabeth Halloran’s Science paper on COVID-19 modeling and preventative measures to limit transmission. 

WebMD
March 17, 2020

Over 85% of COVID-19 infections in China went undetected early on

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran reinforced the importance of testing and social distancing to lower COVID-19 transmission.

MedPage Today
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus hot zone: Research and responses in the U.S. epicenter

Dr. Steve Pergam is interviewed on COVID-19 and the risk to immunocompromised people. 

Scientific American
March 14, 2020

Why social distancing is so hard – and so important

Dr. Steve Pergam provided crucial advice on social distancing and the role it plays in preventing COVID-19 spread.  

Q13 FOX News
March 17, 2020

How South Korea scaled coronavirus testing while the U.S. fell dangerously behind

Trevor Bedford commented on the Ohio COVID-19 infection numbers, suggesting they are overestimated. 

ProPublica
March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Infected people without symptoms are driving epidemic’s fast spread

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran stressed the importance of wide-spread testing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

San Jose Mercury News
March 16, 2020

'Invisible enemy'

Politico referenced Trevor Bedford’s estimate that there are between 10,000 – 40,000 U.S. COVID-19 cases.

Politico
March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and cancer

Dr. Steve Pergam gave Healio in depth advice to cancer patients to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Healio
March 16, 2020

11 things everyone should know about getting the novel coronavirus

Vox mentioned Trevor Bedford’s estimates that there are around 20,000 COVID-19 cases across the U.S. to date.  

Vox
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus is hiding in plain sight

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, an infectious disease expert, provided commentary on the need for widespread COVID-19 testing.

The New York Times
March 16, 2020

Why Washington state is at the center of the US coronavirus outbreak

Dr. Keith Jerome’s COVID-19 test kit and the development of UW’s testing facilities are discussed. 

The Guardian
March 16, 2020

How it spreads, infects: Coronavirus impact comes into focus

The Associated Press explored if reinfection is possible, referencing research on COVID-19 mutation rates from Fred Hutch. 

The Associated Press
March 15, 2020

Can people who recover from COVID-19 become reinfected?

Snopes referenced Fred Hutch research on mutation rates of COVID-19 in relation to the possibility of reinfection.

Snopes
March 15, 2020

Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on 'Face the Nation' March 15, 2020

Trevor Bedford’s commented on COVID-19 infection rate estimates across the U.S. are considered.

CBS News
March 15, 2020

Flu watchdog spots more with fever and cough, but it’s not flu

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on transmission chains leading to COVID-19 outbreaks across the U.S. are mentioned. 

Bloomberg
March 14, 2020

Trump is banning travelers from the UK to combat coronavirus. Domestic travel restrictions could come next

Trevor Bedford’s research suggesting most new COVID-19 cases are due to community transmission rather than travel is highlighted. 

Vox
March 14, 2020

Seattle expert estimates 20,000 novel coronavirus infections in the U.S. now

Trevor Bedford’s estimates of U.S. COVID-19 infection rates are mentioned in light of new outbreaks.

The Seattle Times
March 14, 2020

Microbiome predicts blood-cell transplant success

David Fredricks commented on outcomes of a large, international study showing that the microbiome predicts transplant success.  

Cancer Discovery
March 13, 2020

Is your cancer center ready for COVID-19?

Dr. Steve Pergam provided expert commentary for cancer patients in light of COVID-19 and increased risk. 

The Cancer Letter
March 13, 2020

Cancelations and rising confusion: This week’s coronavirus news

Trevor Bedford is included in a list of COVID-19 experts. 

Undark
March 13, 2020

How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?

Trevor Bedford’s discovery of community transmission of COVID-19 in Washington is referenced.

Nature
March 13, 2020

Mapping the social network of coronavirus

Betz Halloran commented on the power of data science and modeling to track COVID-19 and other viruses.

The New York Times
March 13, 2020

Data sharing and open source software help combat COVID-19

Open data sharing and the use of Nextstrain by Trevor Bedford and colleagues to track COVID-19 is discussed.

Wired
March 13, 2020

Efforts to control coronavirus could get even more extreme

Results from a preliminary paper indicating that social distancing is effective at lowering disease spread by Trevor Bedford and colleagues is mentioned.

The New York Times
March 13, 2020

COVID-19 can’t spread if you stay home

A modeling study from Fred Hutch is cited on results suggesting Seattle two weeks ago was approximately in the position of Wuhan, China, on Jan. 1.

The Wall Street Journal
March 13, 2020

Local efforts are much more important than travel bans to stop the spread of infection

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed her Science study showing how travel bans slowed but did not stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dagens Nyheter
March 12, 2020

Sports provide a refuge, but they blurred our vision on coronavirus

A study by Trevor Bedford and colleagues predicting infection rates is referenced in light of new social distancing measures. 

The Washington Post
March 12, 2020

Without ‘social distancing,’ 400 could die from coronavirus in Western Washington by April 7, study suggests

Results from a preliminary paper indicating that social distancing is effective at lowering disease spread by Trevor Bedford and colleagues is mentioned. 

The Seattle Times
March 12, 2020

Researcher says more coronavirus testing will help manage outbreak, but travel bans? Not so much

Trevor Bedford’s analysis on infection rates and the efficacy of travel bans to lower COVID-19 transmission is discussed. 

GeekWire
March 12, 2020

FOX News Rundown

Dr. Jesse Bloom explained COVID-19 and its spread from his point of view as a virologist. 

FOX News
March 12, 2020

Coronavirus is already here. Blocking travelers won’t prevent its spread.

Vox referenced Trevor Bedford’s analysis on the impact of travel bans to prevent COVID-19 spread.

Vox
March 12, 2020

Please, listen to experts about the coronavirus. Then step up.

Trevor Bedford is referenced for his research suggesting a larger outbreak in Washington than testing has reflected. 

The New York Times
March 11, 2020

Merkel gives Germans a hard truth about the coronavirus

Infectious disease expert Betz Halloran provided global infection rate estimates based on her research. 

The New York Times
March 11, 2020

Scientist links 2 state outbreaks with genetic fingerprints

Trevor Bedford explained his analysis of  the transmission pathway of COVID-19 throughout Washington, likely beginning with one person. 

The Associated Press
March 11, 2020

“The nature of viruses is to mutate”: Mapping the spread of a deadly disease

Vanity Fair profiled Trevor Bedford and Nextstrain collaborators, referencing tracking COVID-19, genomic analysis and transmission rates.  

Vanity Fair
March 11, 2020

AP source: Inslee to ban large gatherings in Seattle area

Trevor Bedford’s research with Seattle Flu Study is referenced as support for new social distancing measures. 

The Associated Press
March 11, 2020

How to cope with Seattle’s coronavirus outbreak? Pretend that you’re snowed in

GeekWire discussed social distancing in light of Trevor Bedford’s COVID-19 transmission predictions. 

GeekWire
March 10, 2020

Italy’s coronavirus crisis could be America’s

 Trevor Bedford is quoted among other Nextstrain collaborators on their COVID-19 analysis, in light of Italy's outbreak. 

Vox
March 10, 2020

Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus

Dr. Steve Pergam comments on COVID-19 risk for cancer patients. 

The Washington Post
March 10, 2020

How does one Seattle coronavirus patient turn into two six weeks later?

Massive Science delves into how COVID-19 spread without detection, referencing Trevor Bedford’s detailed genetic analysis of community transmission. 

Massive Science
March 10, 2020

Cancer patients and coronavirus: Here's everything to know

Dr. Steve Pergam is quoted on his advice for cancer patients in light of increased risk for COVID-19. 

International Business Times
March 10, 2020

Coronavirus mismanagement is risking American lives

Fred Hutch and Trevor Bedford’s modeling results suggesting undetected COVID-19 are cited in a commentary about COVID-19 spread.  

Forbes
March 09, 2020

Seattle’s patient zero spread coronavirus despite ebola-style lockdown

Bloomberg followed the Washington COVID-19 outbreak, including Trevor Bedford’s discovery of community transmission and subsequent genetic analysis of the spread. 

Bloomberg Businessweek
March 09, 2020

Mutations can reveal how the coronavirus moves—but they’re easy to overinterpret

Trevor Bedford’s genetic analysis on the spread of COVID-19 into Italy and the spread across Washington State is considered. 

Science
March 09, 2020

Gates Foundation to deliver at-home coronavirus test kits, additional funding to Seattle

Fred Hutch is mentioned as one of the institutions supporting Seattle Flu Study.

GeekWire
March 08, 2020

Coronavirus: A disease that thrives on human error

Trevor Bedford is quoted on his research on missed transmission pathways of COVID-19.

The Guardian
March 07, 2020

The official coronavirus numbers are wrong, and everyone knows it

Trevor Bedford’s data indicating untracked COVID-19 spread in Washington State is referenced. 

The Atlantic
March 07, 2020

UW Medicine ramps up new coronavirus lab test; Gates Foundation pledges $5M for detection

The Seattle Flu study is discussed, including Fred Hutch’s role in the project, as part of the release of a new testing kit for COVID-19. 

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

Feds investigate nursing home as U.S. death toll hits 11

Fred Hutch is cited as one the organizations implementing social distancing policies as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State. 

Associated Press
March 04, 2020

Response in China slowed outbreak of coronavirus — but experts caution against extreme measures in Seattle

Fred Hutch and computational biologist Trevor Bedford are referenced on the COVID-19 outbreak and preventative measures cities are taking to slow the spread of the virus. 

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

UW Medicine gets green light to test for coronavirus

Dr. Keith Jerome, a virologist, provided commentary on his new COVID-19 testing kit at UW Medicine. 

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: The latest COVID-19 developments in Seattle and the world of tech

Fred Hutch is included in a round up of Seattle tech companies implementing work policy changes in response to COVID-19. 

GeekWire
March 04, 2020

Microsoft, Amazon and other tech firms urge employees to work from home to slow spread of coronavirus

Fred Hutch’s work from home policy is mentioned, among other local organizations, as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State. 

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

Column: COVID-19 could kill the for-profit science publishing model. That would be a good thing

The rapid data sharing involved in Trevor Bedford’s work is discussed as an example of open science.  

Los Angeles Times
March 03, 2020

Inside the work being done to conquer blood diseases

Dr. Stephanie Lee explained the work of hematologists and the role of ASH in moving hematology forward. 

Future of Personal Health
March 03, 2020

Washington State risks seeing explosion in coronavirus cases without dramatic action, new analysis says

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford explained his analysis on COVID-19 spread and provided recommendations for the greater Seattle area. 

STAT
March 03, 2020

New coronavirus cases in Western Washington are likely doubling every 6 days, Fred Hutch scientist says

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, provided expert commentary on the infection rates and genetic analysis of COVID-19.

The Seattle Times
March 02, 2020

Genetic analysis suggests coronavirus infections double every six days, spreading to hundreds

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed his analysis providing COVID-19 infection estimates for Washington state

GeekWire
March 02, 2020

What people with cancer need to know about the new coronavirus

Dr. Steve Pergam, an infectious disease expert, provided insight on COVID-19 risk for cancer patients.

Cancer Health
March 02, 2020

What people with HIV need to know about the new coronavirus

Infectious disease expert Dr. Steve Pergam comments on what people with HIV need to know about COVID-19

Poz
March 02, 2020

Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, is quoted on his COVID-19 genetic analysis. 

Associated Press
March 02, 2020

A dire phase of the coronavirus outbreak? ‘Boom’ of US cases ‘should be expected’ as global death toll tops 3,000

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, is quoted on the COVID-19 spread and genetic analysis.

USA Today
March 02, 2020

Coronavirus may have spread in Washington state for weeks, according to study

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford and his research on the Washington COVID-19 outbreak is discussed.

Slate
March 02, 2020

Scott Gottlieb “Face the Nation”

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford and Fred Hutch are mentioned in reference to the COVID-19 outbreak and genetic analysis. 

CBS News
March 01, 2020

As testing quickly ramps up, expect more U.S. coronavirus cases

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, is mentioned in reference to COVID-19 genetic analysis and spread in Washington. 

NPR
March 01, 2020

Coronavirus may have spread in U.S. for weeks, gene sequencing suggests

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford is quoted on the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle.

The New York Times
March 01, 2020

A second person in the U.S. – and King County – dies of novel coronavirus; more cases likely

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford is quoted on COVID-19 transmission in Seattle. 

The Seattle Times
March 01, 2020

The coronavirus is exposing another disease we need to cure, stat

A columnist referenced computational biologist Trevor Bedford and his blog content on COVID-19 projected spread and recommendations.

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

Why Washington State? How did it start? Questions answered on the U.S. coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s work on the spread and genetic variation of COVID-19 from China to the US is discussed. 

The New York Times
March 05, 2020

Washington coronavirus update: Pence heads to state amid outbreak as school close, companies’ employees told to work remotely and more

Fred Hutch is included in a summary of coronavirus updates about Washington State, for the implementation of the work from home policy. 

Newsweek
March 05, 2020

In the age of coronavirus, our nation needs a responsible leader who trusts scientists

Trevor Bedford explains how a lack of testing allowed COVID-19 to spread undetected in Washington State. 

The Seattle Times
March 05, 2020

Fred Hutchinson Center initiates mandatory work-from-home policy as outbreak roils businesses, conferences

Fred Hutch’s work from home policy is mentioned, among other local organizations, as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State.

Endpoints News
March 05, 2020

Exclusive: The strongest evidence yet that America is botching coronavirus testing

Virologist Dr. Keith Jerome’s COVID-19 testing kit is discussed, along with Trevor Bedford’s computational analysis of COVID-19 spread. 

The Atlantic
March 06, 2020

Fred Hutch mandates remote working to curb COVID-19

FierceBiotech profiled Fred Hutch for COVID-19 remote work policies and for Trevor Bedford’s COVID-19 research.  

FierceBiotech
March 06, 2020

The race to unravel the United States’ biggest coronavirus outbreak

Seattle Flu Study is profiled, delving into Drs. Keith Jerome, Helen Chu and Trevor Bedford’s research on COVID19 genetic analysis and vaccine development. 

Nature
March 06, 2020

Coronavirus vs. oncology: Meeting cancellations, travel restrictions, fears about drug supply chain

The Cancer Letter includes Fred Hutch’s remote work policy in a list of updates related to COVID-19. 

The Cancer Letter
March 06, 2020

Some good coronavirus news: genetic detectives are on the case

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford explained how researchers are using Nextstrain and genetic analysis techniques to track COVID-19 in real time. 

The Boston Globe
March 06, 2020

I live in Kirkland, epicenter of the US outbreak. We need Trump to take this seriously

Fred Hutch research on COVID-19 community transmission rates in Kirkland, Washington is mentioned.

CNN
March 06, 2020

Study says travel restrictions can delay, but can’t defeat a global coronavirus outbreak

Biostatistician Elizabeth Halloran’s research on the role of travel restrictions in delaying COVID-19 spread is discussed. 

GeekWire
March 06, 2020

Scientists say coronavirus mutations aren’t more deadly or contagious

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed how he has been using Nextstrain to understand COVID-19 genetics and spread. 

Wall Street Journal
March 06, 2020

Coronavirus in the US: Tracking cases and deaths

Trevor Bedford's research suggesting under detection of COVID-19 cases in Washington State is mentioned.

Vox
March 06, 2020

Seattle's critical coronavirus test

Gates Foundation funding of COVID-19 research, including Fred Hutch and Seattle Flu Study, is mentioned.

The Seattle Times
March 06, 2020

Software and genetic sequencing track the coronavirus's path

Trevor Bedford’s research using the Nextstrain platform is explored, specifically its role in real time tracking of COVID-19.

IEEE Spectrum
March 06, 2020

The etiquette of social distancing in the time of coronavirus, from the ‘Miss Manners’ of germs

Dr. Steve Pergam, an infectious disease expert, provided commentary on social distancing in light of COVID-19. 

The Seattle Times
March 14, 2020