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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

'One big statistics lesson'

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

KUOW
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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