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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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