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

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

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.

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.

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. 

December 17, 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:

December 15, 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

Questions remain about whether cancer patients should get vaccine

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

December 03, 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.

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

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.

December 02, 2020