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, detailing the immune response to the virus, conducting trials of vaccines and treatments, 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. We include some of the most significant coverage in our COVID-19 timeline.


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

No Crystal Ball for COVID-19

What are the challenges and limitations of math models that predict the effects of different COVID-19 policies and preventive behaviors? 

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In the Media

Stopping A COVID-19 Comeback

Many scientists are predicting another rise in coronavirus infection in early 2021, but there are ways to blunt this surge.

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COVID-19 & Cancer

Vaccinating Cancer Patients

Clinicians, cancer patients and coronavirus researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccination safety, timing, allergy concerns and more.

Our Community

Building Trust in Vaccines

Convincing millions to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will take more than data, facts and figures.

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio

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. Rachel Bender Ignacio, the medical director of our COVID-19 Clinical Research Center.  

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Last Modified, April 08, 2021