Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The scientific community has reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented speed and cooperation. Key insights for saving lives are coming out of rapid genome sequencing, open data sharing and transparent scientific communications.

Grounded in experience with global health threats ranging from AIDS to Zika, our researchers are an important part of the international scientific response to the pandemic — tracking and modeling the virus' spread, developing diagnostic tests, designing vaccine trials, and working to prevent future outbreaks.

Understanding Vaccines

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Fred Hutch and the COVID-19 Prevention Network created to help everyone in Washington understand the COVID-19 vaccines, and how they can help get people back to work and school as soon — and as safely — as possible. PreventCovidWA has videos and other content to help people find answers to their questions so they can make an informed decision about getting vaccinated.

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fred Hutch scientists have been sharing their expertise through interviews and conversations with reporters and media outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Seattle Times, NPR and many others. See a list of some of the significant coverage.


The Impact of Your Support

Fueled by your support, research to understand and contain the coronavirus is happening at a scale and moving at a speed that was unimaginable just a few months ago.

Resources & Highlights

Here are news, resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic based our science and expertise:

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Tracking a Pandemic

Understanding Nextstrain

The scientists behind track small changes in the virus’s genetic code as it spreads from person to person. Learn how these researchers find, interpret and visualize those genetic clues.

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In the Media

Saving Seattle

How the city’s corporate giants banded together to flatten the curve when Seattle became the first U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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COVID-19 & Cancer

At much greater risk

The first large study of nearly 1,000 cancer patients who contracted COVID-19 underscored how deadly the new coronavirus can be for patients with active cancer.

Our Community

‘Back to campus’

Like every other organization, Fred Hutch has no playbook for how to get employees back on-site amid a pandemic. Instead, it is tapping its scientific expertise to move forward.

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Dr. Betz Halloran

Hutch Researchers Connected to COVID-19

Fred Hutch researchers are committed to ending the COVID-19 pandemic — from vaccines to developing COVID-19 diagnostic and serology tests to modeling the spread of the virus. 

Researchers are working together to stop this pandemic and prevent the next one —
people like Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, a global leader in using statistics and dynamic models to understand infectious disease outbreaks and to evaluate vaccines and vaccination strategies.  

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Last Modified, February 07, 2021