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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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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

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

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

June 17, 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. 

June 16, 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

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. 

June 13, 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

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. 

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. 

June 12, 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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

‘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. 

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.

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

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. 

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

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. 

June 05, 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. 

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

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 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

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