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Against Covid-19, Imperfect Measures Do the Most Good

In an op-ed piece, Dr. Josh Schiffer suggested COVID-19 strategies can be flawed but still effective in reducing transmission.

The New York Times
October 04, 2020

Fred Hutch seeks increased diversity among volunteers for COVID-19 study

Dr. Alpana Waghmare described why Fred Hutch's CovidWatch study is now available for Spanish-speaking volunteers.

The Seattle Times
September 29, 2020

Three scientists race to track deadly pathogen in their city

Dr. Trevor Bedford reflected on discovering the first case of community transmission in the region in this comic feature.

NBC
September 25, 2020

Colds Nearly Vanished Under Lockdown. Now They’re Coming Back

Dr. Steve Pergam described how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact other infections.

WIRED
September 21, 2020

A look back at the first death from COVID-19 in the U.S

Dr. Trevor Bedford spoke about the early cases of COVID in the U.S.

NPR
September 18, 2020

VIDEO: Quickest way to reduce COVID-19 numbers

Dr. Daniel Reeves described how increased masking is the key to lowering COVID-19 transmissions.

KIRO 7
September 14, 2020

New ads encourage minorities to participate in vaccine trials

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the importance of conducting vaccine trials to the highest scientific standards. 

NBC
September 10, 2020

New ads encourage minorities to roll up their sleeves and participate in coronavirus vaccine trials

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the purpose of CoVPN’s national ad campaign.

CNN
September 08, 2020

How can you tell if a COVID-19 vaccine is working?

In an FAQ about vaccine trial statistics, Holly Janes explained how the COVID-19 trials are based on how many cases of the disease.

NPR
September 07, 2020

Why volunteer for a vaccine study? Duty, love and a willingness to experiment, participants say

Dr. Jim Kublin discussed the need for volunteers in the COVID-19 clinical trial registry.

USA Today
September 04, 2020

Fortune 40 under 40 - Trevor Bedford

Dr. Trevor Bedford was selected for Fortune’s 40 under 40 in the healthcare category.

Fortune
September 02, 2020

When school buildings reopen, start with elementaries, Bellevue-based institute says

Dr. Dobromir Dimitrov provided outside commentary on a new model focused on safely reopening schools.

The Seattle Times
August 26, 2020

One Meeting in Boston Seeded Tens of Thousands of Infections, Study Finds

Dr. Josh Schiffer provided outside commentary on a new study looking at a COVID-19 superspreading event in Boston.

The New York Times
August 26, 2020

Editing out herpes

Dr. Keith Jerome discussed his new study showing how gene editing removed 90% of herpes in mice.

The Naked Scientists
August 25, 2020

‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Aim for Diverse Volunteers and Long-Lasting Protection

Peter Gilbert discussed vaccine clinical trial design in a story about national efforts to rapidly find a safe and effective vaccine.

Scientific American
August 25, 2020

Researchers Report Covid-19 Reinfection in Hong Kong

Dr. Josh Schiffer described the role T-cells play in COVID-19 immune responses.

The Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2020

Will Covid-19 vaccines be safe for children and pregnant women? The data, so far, are lacking

Dr. Larry Corey commented on how discussions are underway to include pregnant women and children in COVID-19 vaccine trials.

STAT
August 19, 2020

Fred Hutch study: Here’s what it would take to reopen schools safely during the pandemic

Fred Hutch scientists described their new analysis on safely reopening schools.

GeekWire
August 17, 2020

How to participate In a vaccine trial

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed the design of vaccine clinical trials and shared information on how people can register as a volunteer..

KCBS San Francisco
August 17, 2020

How to decide if you should get tested for Covid-19 before seeing friends and family

Dr. Steve Pergam raised concerns about how unnecessary COVID-19 testing could lead to negative behaviors.

CNBC
August 16, 2020

Immunology institute founded by Paul Allen shifts focus to tackle coronavirus

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed the benefits of working with the Allen Institute for COVID-19 research.

The Seattle Times
August 15, 2020

Fred Hutch and Allen Institute launch study of milder COVID-19 cases, aiming for unique insights

Dr. Julie McElrath’s work with the Allen Institute to understand the characteristics of an effective COVID-19 immune response was covered by GeekWire. 

GeekWire
August 13, 2020

How ‘super spreader’ events can fuel coronavirus transmission -

Dr. Josh Schiffer described how to prevent COVID-19 superspreader events

NBC Today
August 10, 2020

Why Herd Immunity Won't Save Us

Dr. Josh Schiffer shot down the idea of achieving natural herd immunity for COVID-19.

NPR
August 10, 2020

MLS will resume the regular season: What we know and what we don't

Dr. Steve Pergam raised concerns over MLS matches resuming.

ESPN
August 08, 2020

Why the Coronavirus is More Likely to ‘Superspread’ Than the Flu

Dr. Josh Schiffer emphasized the importance of “superspreader” events and COVID-19.  

The New York Times
August 07, 2020

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

Kaiser Health News explored issues of vaccine efficacy in obese individuals, quoting Dr. Larry Corey.

Kaiser Health News
August 06, 2020

2020 flu shot strategy: Get yours early in the season

Dr. Steve Pergam described the importance of getting flu shots, especially for protecting babies, older people and others with compromised immune systems. 

NPR
August 04, 2020

Covid-19 testing delays create a public health nightmare as schools and workplaces try to reopen

Dr. Steve Pergam expressed concerns over COVID-19 testing and the impact on underrepresented populations.

CNBC
August 02, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

a16z
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. 

GeekWire
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. 

KIRO 7
June 28, 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

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

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

How the virus won

The New York Times recapped the COVID-19 pandemic, referencing Trevor Bedford’s work tracking the virus through Nextstrain and the Seattle Flu Study.

The New York Times
June 25, 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. 

KIRO 7
June 17, 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

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. 

GeekWire
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. 

GeekWire
June 13, 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. 

ESPN
June 12, 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

As pressure for vaccine builds, regulators may face difficult decision

Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID-19 vaccine trials and the challenges involved. 

ABC
June 12, 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. 

Axios
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

‘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. 

STAT
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

'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.

Time
June 10, 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. 

GeekWire
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

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. 

CNN
June 05, 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. 

GeekWire
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 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

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

Large-scale survey of Seattle-area kids shows 1% had antibodies to the coronavirus

Jesse Bloom and colleagues explained results of a recent study showing 1% of children tested had COVID-19 antibodies, about at the same rate as adults. 

The Seattle Times
May 30, 2020

Virus ignited in U.S. no earlier than mid-January, study says

Trevor Bedford commented on the possibility of COVID-19 infection in early January, suggesting it was likely flu. 

Associated Press
May 29, 2020

Researchers revise their timeline for the coronavirus’ rise in Washington state

Trevor Bedford is quoted on an updated analysis suggesting the WA1 COVID-19 patient was not the initial start to the outbreak in Washington. 

GeekWire
May 28, 2020

Coronavirus contact tracing apps are coming to your phone. Here's how they work.

Allison Black explained COVID-19 contact tracing apps, and how they can be leveraged to slow COVID-19 spread. 

The Washington Post
May 28, 2020

New research suggests nation's first COVID-19 case was not the source of Washington's outbreak

Louise Moncla discussed new research suggesting a second introduction of COVID-19 led to the outbreak in Washington. 

KNKX
May 28, 2020

Coronavirus epidemics began later than believed, study concludes

Trevor Bedford discussed his updated analysis suggesting the COVID-19 outbreak began in Seattle in February.

The New York Times
May 27, 2020

Genetic analysis raises more questions about the history of Washington state’s coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s analysis of COVID-19 genomes suggesting Washington’s outbreak came from an alternative source than the original patient is referenced. 

The Seattle Times
May 26, 2020

New research rewrites history of when COVID-19 arrived in U.S. — and points to missed chances to stop it

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington and patient WA1 are discussed. 

STAT
May 26, 2020

Merck, one of Big Pharma’s biggest players, reveals its COVID-19 vaccine and therapy plans

Dr. Larry Corey is quoted on COVID-19 vaccine development progress.  

Science
May 26, 2020

Is the coronavirus mutating? Yes. But here’s why you don’t need to panic

Louise Moncla commented on mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and the lack of knowledge around the impact they have on the virus. 

Science News
May 26, 2020

Fred Hutch president on response to coronavirus pandemic

President Dr. Thomas Lynch discussed Fred Hutch’s work related to COVID-19 virology, epidemiology and vaccine programs. 

KING 5
May 24, 2020

Explainer: what do we now know about COVID-19 – and can you get it twice?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer weighed in on the possibility of reinfection with COVID-19.

The Guardian
May 24, 2020

Seattle researchers part of accelerated coronavirus vaccine testing program

Dr. Larry Corey suggested potential timeframes for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

KING 5
May 23, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. plans massive coronavirus vaccine testing effort to meet year-end deadline

Dr. Larry Corey discussed the current status of COVID-19 vaccine trials. 

Reuters
May 22, 2020

COVID-19 contact tracing apps are coming to a phone near you. How will we know whether they work?

Allison Black weighed in on COVID-19 contact tracing apps and the features they need to be effective. 

Science
May 21, 2020

Pandemic science speeds up — but there are limits

Dr. Joshua Schiffer weighed in on the possibility of reinfection with COVID-19, saying more research is needed. 

Axios
May 21, 2020

HIV vaccine trials group steps up to the COVID-19 plate

Dr. Larry Corey is quoted for the announcement of COVID-19 vaccine trials. 

Poz
May 20, 2020

What computer-based models can tell us about coronavirus — and what they can’t

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained how we can use COVID-19 models to our advantage, and her recent modeling work and some of the caveats of model predictions. 

PBS
May 20, 2020

No, we’re not all in this together — look at what’s happening with coronavirus in Yakima

Trevor Bedford is quoted on the lack of full COVID-19 suppression in the U.S. and the implications on further physical distancing policies. 

The Seattle Times
May 20, 2020

Webby Awards: Tom Hanks, 'Game of Thrones,' Cardi B, LeBron James among winners

Trevor Bedford is listed for receiving a Webby Special Achievement award for Nextstrain. 

Billboard
May 19, 2020

Amazon wants to innovate its way out of the pandemic

Bloomberg cited the CovidWatch study as one of the ways Amazon is working to stop COVID-19. 

Bloomberg
May 18, 2020

Coronavirus investigated: Scaling vaccines

Dr. Larry Corey explained COVID-19 vaccine strategy and the current status of research around COVID-19 in this video interview with Science. 

Science
May 18, 2020

Bowman: Federal bureaucrats continue to ravage Washington’s coronavirus response

Dr. Steve Pergam commented on the shutdown of SCAN by the FDA. 

MyNorthwest
May 18, 2020

The coronavirus is most infectious before people even know they have it, UW virologist says

Dr. Keith Jerome discussed COVID-19 virology, the possibility of reinfection, and transmission. 

The News Tribune
May 17, 2020

California locked down early and took the coronavirus seriously. Why are its cases still rising?

Trevor Bedford’s comments on the COVID-19 status and lack of viral suppression in the U.S. are referenced. 

Vox
May 16, 2020

Fred Hutch study targets front-line workers most at risk from the coronavirus

The Covidwatch study is profiled, with Dr. Michael Boeckh explaining the study goals. 

The Seattle Times
May 16, 2020

When did the coronavirus arrive in the U.S.? Here’s a review of the evidence

Dr. Trevor Bedford weighed in on when COVID-19 arrived in the U.S., the origins of the virus, and more. 

The New York Times
May 15, 2020

A conversation about COVID-19 with biostatisticians and epidemiologists

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed COVID-19 testing, strategy, and modeling with other biostatisticians and epidemiologists studying the virus. 

Harvard Data Science Review
May 14, 2020

Is there a safe way to throw socially distanced shows?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer commented on the feasibility of staying safe from COVID-19 in large group gatherings such as concerts. 

Pitchfork
May 14, 2020

The genetic evolutionary tree of the U.S COVID outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s genomic analysis exploring the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S. is highlighted, along with Nextstrain. 

Talking Points Memo
May 13, 2020

Fred Hutch recruits essential workers for COVID-19 study

KIRO 7 covered the CovidWatch program, led by Dr. Michael Boeckh, which aims to better understand COVID-19. 

KIRO 7
May 13, 2020

Coronavirus-tracking project backed by Bill Gates is put on hold due to FDA concerns

The SCAN program is explored, specifically it’s challenges and goals to track COVID-19 spread. 

GeekWire
May 13, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine strategy: Larry Corey on the Long Run

Dr. Larry Corey discussed COVID-19 vaccine development and clinical trials. 

The Timmerman Report
May 13, 2020

Bill Gates is funding an at-home coronavirus test program — and it's already testing 300 people per day

The SCAN Initiative and the role of Gates Ventures in the program are discussed. 

CBS
May 13, 2020

To take on the coronavirus, U.S. vaccine makers consider an unprecedented strategy: working together

Dr. Larry Corey commented on COVID-19 vaccine trials and strategy. 

CNN
May 13, 2020

NIH Director Francis Collins shares his best-case scenario for a coronavirus vaccine: We could have a shot by fall but mass-producing it will be 'a heck of a stretch' by the end of the year.

Business Insider referenced an editorial piece co-written by Drs. Larry Corey, Anthony Fauci and other experts on COVID-19 vaccine development. 

Business Insider
May 12, 2020

Scanning for answers to a pandemic

The SCAN initiative is profiled by Gates Notes, mentioning Fred Hutch as a partner. 

Gates Notes
May 12, 2020

Bill Gates is funding a new at-home COVID-19 testing program and it's already testing 300 people a day

The SCAN initiative and Gates Notes article on the program are discussed. 

Business Insider
May 12, 2020

Let’s say there’s a COVID-19 vaccine—Who gets it first?

Dr. Larry Corey’s co-authored editorial in Science, explaining a roadmap to a COVID-19 vaccine and calling for a variety of approaches and collaboration, is discussed. 

Wired
May 12, 2020

14 percent of American adults would refuse coronavirus vaccine, poll finds

The Science piece co-authored by Drs. Larry Corey, Anthony Fauci, Francis Collins and John Mascola is cited.

Newsweek
May 12, 2020

Fauci and other experts outline COVID-19 vaccine strategy

Dr. Larry Corey is quoted on the need for collaboration and multiple COVID-19 vaccines, in relation to the release of a co-authored piece on COVID-19 vaccine development in Science. 

Gizmodo
May 12, 2020

Bank of America gives $500,000 to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for COVID-19 relief

GeekWire highlighted a Bank of America grant that will fund Fred Hutch COVID-19 response and the purchase of medical supplies for SCCA. 

GeekWire
May 11, 2020

Disease experts declare it’s time to join forces for multiple COVID-19 vaccines

GeekWire featured Dr. Larry Corey’s Science perspective, co-authored with Drs Anthony Fauci, John Mascola and Francis Collins, on proposed COVID-19 vaccine plans.

GeekWire
May 11, 2020

Essential workers asked to volunteer for coronavirus study

KOMO profiled the COVIDWatch study led by Dr. Michael Boeckh to track COVID-19 in the population.

KOMO News
May 11, 2020

Bill Gates has regrets

Trevor Bedford’s discovery of COVID-19 community spread through the Seattle Flu Study is referenced. 

The Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2020

Anthony Fauci, NIH director Collins say we’ll likely need more than one coronavirus vaccine to end pandemic

Dr. Larry Corey is discussed along with the co-authors Drs. Anthony Fauci, John Mascola and Francis Collins, on a Science perspective piece on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Newsweek
May 11, 2020

What happens if a contact tracer contacts you?

Allison Black is mentioned for a segment where she discussed COVID-19 tracking and her work in the Bedford lab. 

MyNorthwest
May 09, 2020

Big decline in Wash. State coronavirus cases after 'stay home' orders

Dr. Keith Jerome is quoted on the impact that early physical distancing measures had in lowering COVID-19 rates in Washington. 

U.S. News and World Report
May 08, 2020

The virus is constantly mutating. What that means for treating COVID-19 is up for debate

Bloomberg quoted Trevor Bedford on statements suggesting that further research is needed to determine if one COVID-19 strain is more transmissible than others. 

Bloomberg
May 08, 2020

The porn industry tests and traces. Could it offer a model for reopening amid COVID-19?

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained how easily accessible and repeated testing, contract tracing and isolation when sick could keep COVID-19 under control without a vaccine. 

STAT
May 08, 2020

You’ll probably never know if you had the coronavirus in January

Trevor Bedford weighed in on serology testing, the true COVID-19 incidence in the U.S., and how we could use blood samples to retroactively test for COVID-19. 

The Atlantic
May 08, 2020

The US is reopening too soon. One chart shows cases are still on the rise outside the tristate area.

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed the need for increased COVID-19 testing and contact tracing to justify loosening physical distancing measures

Business Insider
May 07, 2020

Mutations in the coronavirus spike protein

Trevor Bedford’s statements on the implications of a mutation in SARS-Cov-2’s spike proteins are referenced. 

Science Blogs
May 07, 2020

Amazon lends its expertise — and its cash — to COVID-19 research

STAT covered the new COVIDWatch study and partnership with Amazon, aimed at learning more about COVID-19’s infection rate and if infection confers immunity. 

STAT
May 07, 2020

Why fully recovering from coronavirus might take longer than expected

Dr. Josh Schiffer explained the complexity of COVID-19 immune response and variability across patients. 

The Wall Street Journal
May 06, 2020

A mutated coronavirus strain seems responsible for most of the world's COVID-19 infections. That doesn't mean it's more dangerous than the original

Business Insider discussed Nextstrain work and Trevor Bedford’s comments on COVID-19 lineages and the unknown impact on transmissibility. 

Business Insider
May 06, 2020

Studies of coronavirus evolution stir up a controversy for scientists on social media

Trevor Bedford’s commentary on a COVID-19 spike mutation is referenced, suggesting we don’t know the impact of the mutation on transmissibility. 

GeekWire
May 06, 2020

So many people are convinced that they had COVID-19 already

Trevor Bedford stated that it’s not possible SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in the U.S. in or before November 2019.

The Washington Post
May 06, 2020

Researchers find new coronavirus strain 'more contagious', potentially impacting COVID-19 vaccine search

Trevor Bedford’s statements on the impacts of a SARS-Cov-2 mutation are cited, saying we need further research to determine if it impacts transmissibility. 

ABC News Australia
May 06, 2020

Coronavirus in the U.S.: an unrelenting crush of cases and deaths

Trevor Bedford’s statements predicting continued COVID-19 infections across the U.S. are cited. 

The New York Times
May 05, 2020

What COVID-19 antibody tests can and cannot tell us

Trevor Bedford’s commentary on the lack of accuracy of some COVID-19 antibody tests is included. 

Scientific American
May 05, 2020

The search is on for America’s earliest coronavirus deaths

Louise Moncla provided insight to why there are likely unknown early February COVID-19 deaths.

The Wall Street Journal
May 04, 2020

How early COVID-19 detection sounded ‘tornado siren’ for WA response

Dr. Steve Pergam discussed the importance of early detection of COVID-19 in Washington’s virus response. 

MyNorthwest
May 03, 2020

Was the new coronavirus accidentally released from a Wuhan lab? It’s doubtful.

Trevor Bedford reinforced the scientific reasons why COVID-19 did not originate from a lab, but rather a natural setting.

The Washington Post
May 01, 2020

How coronavirus mutates and spreads

Trevor Bedford is listed as a source of COVID-19 spread and tracking data.

The New York Times
April 30, 2020

Labs across U.S. join federal initiative to study coronavirus genome

Pavitra Roychoudhury discussed her work with COVID-19 genomics and tracking, specifically a sequence sharing project. 

The New York Times
April 30, 2020

One in 8 Americans say they know someone who died of COVID-19, according to a new Insider poll

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran commented on the potential outcomes of easing physical distancing restrictions too early. 

Business Insider
April 30, 2020

Gilead, without details, says COVID-19 drug clears crucial clinical test

Dr. Elizabeth Duke explained issues trying to find a drug to properly control and treat COVID-19. 

Biopharma Dive
April 29, 2020

South Africa's HIV failures cost more than 300,000 lives. Now this painful past is helping in COVID-19 fight.

Dr. Larry Corey weighed in on the use of HIV ARV’s as potential treatments for COVID-19.

CNN
April 29, 2020

COVID-19 was here earlier than most Americans thought. Now what?

Trevor Bedford’s analysis that COVID-19 was introduced to the US sometime in January is referenced. 

Wired
April 28, 2020

Top Seattle-area health official worries COVID-19 could spread across country as states reopen

GeekWire highlighted Trevor Bedford’s research tracking COVID-19, and referenced a webinar featuring Dr. Elizabeth Halloran. 

GeekWire
April 27, 2020

The AIDS crisis forged a generation of activists; now they’re supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the coronavirus pandemic

Russell Campbell commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic echoes the AIDs epidemic in its impact on minorities and under-served populations. 

The Seattle Times
April 26, 2020

Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on "Face the Nation,"

Trevor Bedford’s timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. beginning in early January is referenced. 

CBS News
April 26, 2020

White House medic Deborah Birx said coronavirus deaths will 'dramatically' decrease by the end of May, but social distancing will go on for much longer

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran suggested what may happen as a result of relaxing physical distancing measures too early.  

Business Insider
April 26, 2020

New York's low coronavirus transmission rate suggests the state's outbreak is contained for now

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran gave insight to what may happen is physical distancing measures are loosened. 

Business Insider
April 26, 2020

Who to follow on Twitter for legit, trustworthy coronavirus info

Trevor Bedford is included as a credible source of COVID-19 information. 

Mashable
April 24, 2020

The real problem with the manufactured coronavirus liberty protests

Trevor Bedford is quoted on his test, trace, isolate strategies to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Seattle Times
April 24, 2020

Why experts are questioning two hyped antibody studies in coronavirus hotspots

Trevor Bedford’s comments on new antibody study results suggesting high antibody prevalence in the community are included. 

The Guardian
April 24, 2020

The coronavirus isn’t just the flu, bro

Trevor Bedford’s analysis of the death rate from COVID-19 in New York City is referenced. 

Bloomberg
April 24, 2020

Yes, the coronavirus mutates. But those tiny changes haven't affected how dangerous it is — instead, they help scientists track its spread.

Trevor Bedford’s and Nextstrain collaborator Emma Hodcraft’s comments on the mutation rate of COVID-19 and the implications of that for vaccine efficacy are discussed. 

Business Insider
April 23, 2020

Italy's lockdowns prevented 200,000 hospitalizations and reduced coronavirus transmission by nearly half, a new study finds

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed how COVID-19 differs from other infectious diseases like measles, specifically in its higher transmissibility.

Business Insider
April 23, 2020

A woman who recovered from the coronavirus tried to donate her plasma, but she barely had any antibodies. It highlights lingering questions about immunity.

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran suggested that while we hope being infected with COVID-19 produces immunity for at least a year, further research is needed to confirm.

Business Insider
April 23, 2020

The race to make vaccines faster

Andy McGuire commented on the vaccine development process in reference to COVID-19 vaccine research.

Axios
April 23, 2020

Hidden outbreaks spread through U.S. cities far earlier than Americans knew, estimates say

Trevor Bedford’s statements suggesting undetected COVID-19 spread across Washington in late February are cited.

The New York Times
April 23, 2020

'Expert Twitter' only goes so far. Bring back blogs

Wired discussed Trevor Bedford’s rise to Twitter fame through his research communications in a larger piece on Twitter as a news source.

Wired
April 23, 2020

A coronavirus death in early February was ‘probably the tip of an iceberg’

The New York Times referenced Trevor Bedford’s genetic analysis work placing the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington in early February, in light of new data on an early February COVID-19 death.

The New York Times
April 22, 2020

Some Americans are convinced they had the coronavirus in December or January. Experts say it's highly unlikely.

Trevor Bedford’s tweets reinforcing that COVID-19 was not circulating in the U.S. in December are cited. 

Business Insider
April 22, 2020

New York's subway may have boosted the coronavirus' spread, but researchers think one-third of coronavirus transmission happens in the home

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran commented on physical distancing measures in Washington, and the impact it had on slowing COVID-19 transmission. 

Business Insider
April 22, 2020

Solving the mysteries of coronavirus with genetic fingerprints

The New York Times recalled the story of the Washington COVID-19 outbreak and how genomic analysis helped track the virus, quoting Pavitra Roychoudhury and Trevor Bedford.

The New York Times
April 22, 2020

CDC: First US coronavirus deaths happened weeks before first death in Kirkland

Louise Moncla explained why we need to expand COVID-19 tracing and testing abilities to interpret the spread that led to early deaths in California.

KIRO 7
April 22, 2020

STAT Health Tech newsletter

STAT News highlighted a Fred Hutch and AWS collaboration on a COVID-19 study called COVIDWatch

STAT
April 22, 2020

Mutations map holds the key to bringing coronavirus under control

Trevor Bedford’s statements on when COVID-19 began circulating in the U.S. and Nextstrain findings are referenced. 

Financial Times
April 21, 2020

UPDATED: Datavant boots up a big COVID-19 registry — looking to shine a light on virus spread, impact and most effective therapies

Dr. Joshua Schiffer commented on a new COVID-19 patient registry to improve research efforts. 

Endpoints News
April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Q&A with experts

Dr. Joshua Schiffer is quoted on the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment and the lack of understanding of its impact. 

KOMO News
April 20, 2020

To know the real number of coronavirus cases in the US, China, or Italy, researchers say multiply by 10

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran emphasized the difficulty in determining to number of COVID-19 cases due to lack of testing.

Business Insider
April 19, 2020

What viral evolution can teach us about the coronavirus pandemic

Trevor Bedford’s work is referenced as part of an analysis of how we study pandemics and disease. 

The New Yorker
April 19, 2020

Saving a city: How Seattle’s corporate giants banded together to flatten the curve

Drs. Tom Lynch and Larry Corey recalled the start of the COVID-19 epidemic and discussed Fred Hutch’s efforts to track and control the virus along with other notable Seattle companies. 

Fortune
April 17, 2020

A New York City hospital developed one of the few FDA-approved antibody tests for the coronavirus. It could test up to 2,000 people per day

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained that COVID-19 serological tests have not yet been perfected, and some may give false results. 

Business Insider
April 17, 2020

Risky business: Scientists seek volunteers for ‘CovidWatch’ virus-tracking study

GeekWire covered a new Fred Hutch study, Covidwatch, focused on those most at risk to get COVID-19, to help us better understand characteristics of the virus. 

GeekWire
April 17, 2020

Seattle researchers report early results from first US ‘swab and send’ COVID-19 surveillance program

Early results from the SCAN program, of which Fred Hutch is a partner, are discussed. 

GeekWire
April 17, 2020

Chris Cuomo says his one coronavirus 'silver lining' just came crashing down

Trevor Bedford’s statements reinforcing COVID-19 was not in the U.S. last fall are referenced. 

Huffpost
April 17, 2020

Greater Seattle coronavirus assessment network (SCAN) releases data from first 18 days of testing

Dr. Tom Lynch commented on the hard work and early data from the SCAN COVID-19 testing program. 

Public Health Insider
April 17, 2020

How coronavirus testing and contact tracing work together to quell COVID-19

Trevor Bedford’s tweets explaining his test, trace, and isolate strategies for COVID-19 using digital and non-digital tools are discussed. 

GeekWire
April 16, 2020

The US is 'a long way' from beating the coronavirus with herd immunity, experts say, since that would require 50% of the population being immune

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran commented on the possibility of herd immunity to COVID-19, suggesting we have not reached that level of infection. 

Business Insider
April 16, 2020

The coronavirus is mutating. What does that mean for a vaccine?

Trevor Bedford commented on how mutation rates may or may not impact a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The New York Times
April 16, 2020

One key figure helps countries decide when their coronavirus outbreaks are over — but scientists say it's a moving target

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran advised on the conditions necessary to lift COVID-19 lockdowns and keep the virus under control. 

Business Insider
April 16, 2020

U.S. grapples with how to drastically ramp up COVID-19 contact tracing

Trevor Bedford’s digital tracing endeavor, Nexttrace, is cited as one way to slow COVID-19. 

CBC
April 16, 2020

Another sign the curve is bending: Positive coronavirus tests at UW peaked March 28

Larry Corey provided context to a new study from Fred Hutch and UW suggesting Washington state has successfully lowered COVID-19 infections through physical distancing measures. 

The Seattle Times
April 15, 2020

Avoid Twitter’s swamp of misinformation by following these epidemiology experts

Trevor Bedford is listed as a COVID-19 expert, to help reduce misinformation about the virus. 

Yahoo
April 15, 2020

Tips on using science Twitter during COVID-19

PLoS Blogs delved into science communications, referencing Trevor Bedford’s use of twitter to explain COVID-19 research. 

PLoS Blogs
April 15, 2020

Genetic tracking helped us fight Ebola. Why can’t it halt COVID-19?

Trevor Bedford’s genomic analysis work to track COVID-19 from the initial outbreak in the U.S. is mentioned. 

FiveThirtyEight
April 15, 2020

NY death toll passes 10,000; new hot spots slow to emerge

Trevor Bedford suggested even with lifted physical distancing measures, COVID-19 may not rebound as strongly as the public exercises more caution. 

The Associated Press
April 13, 2020

Coaches team up in battle against COVID-19

Fred Hutch Coaches vs. COVID fundraiser Tanner Swanson discussed why he was motivated to fundraise for Fred Hutch research. 

Major League Baseball
April 13, 2020

Seattle researcher debunks theory COVID-19 spread in Calif. in November

KOMO covered Trevor Bedford’s latest tweets debunking beliefs that COVID-19 was circulating prior to January in Washington and California. 

KOMO News
April 13, 2020

More on that alleged intel report, and when did COVID-19 really begin?

Trevor Bedford’s statements reinforcing the timeline of the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak are included, along with data from Nextstrain. 

Talking Points Memo
April 12, 2020

When will this end, and what comes next? Health officials and epidemiologists are working to figure out Washington’s coronavirus end game

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran and Trevor Bedford’s recommendations to keep COVID-19 at bay and loosen physical distancing measures are discussed.

The Seattle Times
April 11, 2020

Episode 8: The virus-eye view

Jesse Bloom and Harmit Malik explained the process of a viral infection, referencing SARS-CoV-2 from first introduction into the body to the onset of the infection.

KNKX
April 10, 2020

No, you did not get COVID-19 in the fall of 2019

Allison Black, a genomic epidemiologist in the Bedford Lab,  debunked sentiments that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in the U.S. in fall 2019.

Slate
April 10, 2020

Can smart phone apps help beat pandemics?

Trevor Bedford’s work on NextTrace, a digital COVID-19 tracing method, is highlighted. 

NIH Director's Blog
April 09, 2020

COVID-19 and cancer: How to protect ‘the most vulnerable’ during pandemic

Dr. Steve Pergam commented on the increased susceptibility for COVID-19 within cancer patients, and how oncologists should prepare. 

Healio
April 09, 2020

Before the flood

Dr. Steve Pergam, along with other first responders in the Seattle area, published a piece on the COVID-19 pandemic and outbreaks in Washington. 

Clinical Infectious Diseases
April 09, 2020

Social distancing is controlling COVID-19; now scientists need to figure out which measures are most effective

Trevor Bedford’s latest tweets suggesting physical distancing measures have been effective in Washington state are cited. 

STAT News
April 09, 2020

Blood tests promise to show who had COVID-19 and didn’t know it

Drs. Keith Jerome and Larry Corey explained work on blood tests for CoV-2 antibodies and the need for a vaccine. 

KIRO 7
April 09, 2020

Most New York coronavirus cases came from Europe, genomes show

Trevor Bedford reinforced that his genomic analysis suggested a January introduction of COVID-19 to the U.S. 

The New York Times
April 08, 2020

'Did I already have coronavirus?': People wonder if they previously had COVID-19, but the answer isn't easy

Trevor Bedford’s analysis suggesting a mid-January start date for the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state is referenced. 

Mashable
April 08, 2020

Seattle’s COVID-19 lessons are yielding hope

Trevor Bedford’s initial research suggesting community COVID-19 transmission in Washington is recalled. 

The British Medical Journal
April 06, 2020

How the coronavirus overwhelmed Washington state’s early efforts to contain it

Trevor Bedford’s early analysis that COVID-19 was circulating undetected in Washington State is referenced. 

The Seattle Times
April 05, 2020

Alexa, do I have coronavirus?

Trevor Bedford is referenced for his work and comments on fighting COVID-19. 

The New York Times
April 05, 2020

How do COVID-19 deaths compare to flu deaths in Washington state?

Dr. Steve Pergam’s comments on how COVID-19 compares to the flu are included. 

KOMO News
April 03, 2020

Infectious disease expert Steve Pergam shares his prescription for a safe weekend get-together

GeekWire covered Dr. Steve Pergam’s live COVID-19 Q&A, highlighting ways to stay safe but social.  

GeekWire
April 03, 2020

Questions but few answers on COVID-19

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran answered questions about the outlook for COVID-19, and next steps to stop the pandemic. 

The Chronicle Herald
April 03, 2020

Coronavirus sleuths kick off campaign for digital tracing of COVID-19 contacts

GeekWire profiled Trevor Bedford’s new program NextTrace, that uses contact-tracing to stop COVID-19. 

GeekWire
April 01, 2020

COVID-19: What's happening now (April 1, 2020)

Dr. Gary Lyman and Dr. Michael Boeckh discussed patient care and safety during COVID-19, and the Cancer Care COVID-19 registry.

Infectious Diseases Society of America
April 01, 2020

In the race to crack COVID-19, scientists bypass peer review

Undark mentioned Trevor Bedford’s use of twitter to comment on a preprint paper about COVID-19.

Undark
April 01, 2020

Genetic analysis of the coronavirus gives scientists clues about how it’s spreading

Trevor Bedford’s use of genetic data to link the COVID-19 patients in Washington is cited. 

The Verge
March 31, 2020

With record-setting speed, vaccine makers take their first shots at the new coronavirus

Dr. Larry Corey commented on the quick development of potential vaccines and vaccine trials for COVID-19. 

Science
March 31, 2020

Virologists are divided over need for draconian shutdowns

Trevor Bedford’s proposed strategies for slowing and tracking COVID-19 spread are considered, along with others. 

Der Spiegel
March 31, 2020

The mathematics of predicting the course of the coronavirus

Wired reflected on Trevor Bedford’s analysis that by early March COVID-19 had already been circulating in Washington State for weeks. 

Wired
March 30, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, Seattle scientists fast-track potential treatments for COVID-19

Dr. Larry Corey explained how the Seattle scientific community is stepping up to tackle COVID-19. 

The Seattle Times
March 30, 2020

One Seattle party, 8 coronavirus cases: An anatomy of an outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s analysis indicating COVID-19 community transmission had occurred in January is discussed. 

Crosscut
March 30, 2020

Experts converge on plans for easing coronavirus restrictions safely

The Washington Post discussed a report co-written by Trevor Bedford, outlining steps to guide states through the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Washington Post
March 29, 2020

Handicapping the future of financial markets

Trevor Bedford is included in a list of scientific resources on COVID-19.

Forbes
March 28, 2020

The other coronavirus test we need

Dr. Jesse Bloom discussed the logistics of developing and using a serological test for the virus causing COVID-19, to determine who has been exposed to the virus. 

Axios
March 28, 2020

The Seattle scientific community, mobilized

Dr. Kristin Anderson wrote about the researchers in Seattle who are working together to study and combat COVID-19, including Drs. Keith Jerome, Alex Greninger and Trevor Bedford. 

The Timmerman Report
March 27, 2020

Dr. Julie McElrath on lifting physical distancing measures

Dr. Julie McElrath estimated when the COVID-19 outbreak will reach its peak and when we might see a lift on physical distancing measures. 

KOMO Radio
March 26, 2020

How coronavirus mutations can track its spread—and disprove conspiracies

Trevor Bedford explained how Nextstrain has evolved with open and rapid data sharing, allowing for real time tracking of COVID-19 mutations and spread. 

National Geographic
March 26, 2020

Dr. Julie McElrath on COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Julie McElrath discussed potential COVID-19 vaccine options and programs. 

KOMO Radio
March 26, 2020

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than anywhere else in the world

Vox mentioned Trevor Bedford’s U.S. COVID-19 infection estimates and research on the spread of the virus.

Vox
March 26, 2020

How does the coronavirus behave inside a patient?

Dr. Joshua Schiffer and Bryan Mayer discussed viral load variability in patients and what that could mean for COVID-19. 

The New Yorker
March 26, 2020

Eerily on the mark, a gene detective's coronavirus findings raise hope and fear in equal measure

The Nextstrain project and Trevor Bedford’s analyses on COVID-19 are explained. 

Economic Times India
March 26, 2020

The coronavirus is mutating. But that may not be a problem for humans

Trevor Bedford commented on the implications of COVID-19’s slow mutation rates, suggesting it will lead to immunity after exposure. 

NPR
March 25, 2020

The coronavirus mutates more slowly than the flu — which means a vaccine will likely be effective long-term

Trevor Bedford’s comments on the mutation patterns of COVID-19 and how that impacts vaccine production are cited. 

Business Insider
March 25, 2020

COVID-19 poses special challenges to cancer care

Drs. Steve Pergam and Masumi Ueda gave expert advice on treating cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MedPage Today
March 25, 2020

Fred Hutch researcher: ‘We need facts from experts’ in coronavirus briefings

Dr. Steve Pergam called for more scientific involvement in decisions around COVID-19 containment. 

My Northwest
March 24, 2020

Seattle coronavirus assessment network launches with boost from Bill Gates, Amazon and volunteers

The new SCAN initiative is profiled, mentioning Fred Hutch as one of the founding partners. 

GeekWire
March 23, 2020

Cancer care and COVID-19 in Seattle, the first U.S. epicenter

Dr. Masumi Ueda explained how Fred Hutch’s clinical care partner Seattle Cancer Care Alliance approached COVID-19 prevention and identification in clinics and workspaces.  

Medscape
March 23, 2020

How long will the outbreak last? It depends on what we do now

Trevor Bedford is quoted on ideas to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing and extensive testing. 

Wired
March 23, 2020

The coronavirus testing paradox

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on suggested strategies to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are quoted, specifically on the need for increased testing and social distancing. 

ProPublica
March 23, 2020

When will the coronavirus pandemic end? What scientists can say about life returning to normal

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran reinforced the need for COVID-19 testing to control the pandemic.

The Boston Globe
March 21, 2020

How the virus got out

Trevor Bedford and Dr. Elizabeth Halloran provided expertise for this interactive COVID-19 map, which overlays travel and migration data with epidemiological data. 

The New York Times
March 21, 2020

How the coronavirus became an American catastrophe

The Atlantic described Trevor Bedford’s work in discovering COVID-19 had spread in Washington to his recommendations for slowing the pandemic.

The Atlantic
March 21, 2020

The 9 most important unanswered questions about COVID-19

Trevor Bedford commented on U.S. COVID-19 infection rates, providing estimates between 10,000 – 40,000. 

Vox
March 20, 2020

How to navigate cancer in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Steve Pergam gave insight on the risk of cancer patients for COVID-19 infection. 

CURE Today
March 20, 2020

Study suggests COVID-19 might follow seasonal pattern

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran provides context to COVID-19 transmission rates and spread. 

U.S. News and World Report
March 19, 2020

How genetic mapping is allowing scientists to track the spread of coronavirus

Trevor Bedford and Jesse Bloom gave context to how they used genomic analysis of COVID-19 to track its spread.

NPR
March 19, 2020

How long will Americans be fighting the coronavirus?

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran explained community transmission and how it can lead to an epidemic in reference to COVID-19. 

The Associated Press
March 19, 2020

The danger of a second wave

Trevor Bedford’s methods for stopping the COVID-19 outbreak are outlined, including isolating the infected, and having those who are recovered return to work. 

The Washington Post
March 19, 2020

Coronavirus sleuth outlines his ‘Apollo program’ for bringing down the pandemic

Trevor Bedford commented on a new modeling report, suggesting how social distancing measures and testing can stop the COVID-19 pandemic. 

GeekWire
March 18, 2020

Mild cases may be driving coronavirus spread

WebMD discussed Dr. Elizabeth Halloran’s Science paper on COVID-19 modeling and preventative measures to limit transmission. 

WebMD
March 17, 2020

How South Korea scaled coronavirus testing while the U.S. fell dangerously behind

Trevor Bedford commented on the Ohio COVID-19 infection numbers, suggesting they are overestimated. 

ProPublica
March 17, 2020

Why social distancing is so hard – and so important

Dr. Steve Pergam provided crucial advice on social distancing and the role it plays in preventing COVID-19 spread.  

Q13 FOX News
March 17, 2020

11 things everyone should know about getting the novel coronavirus

Vox mentioned Trevor Bedford’s estimates that there are around 20,000 COVID-19 cases across the U.S. to date.  

Vox
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus is hiding in plain sight

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, an infectious disease expert, provided commentary on the need for widespread COVID-19 testing.

The New York Times
March 16, 2020

Over 85% of COVID-19 infections in China went undetected early on

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran reinforced the importance of testing and social distancing to lower COVID-19 transmission.

MedPage Today
March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and cancer

Dr. Steve Pergam gave Healio in depth advice to cancer patients to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Healio
March 16, 2020

Why Washington state is at the center of the US coronavirus outbreak

Dr. Keith Jerome’s COVID-19 test kit and the development of UW’s testing facilities are discussed. 

The Guardian
March 16, 2020

'Invisible enemy'

Politico referenced Trevor Bedford’s estimate that there are between 10,000 – 40,000 U.S. COVID-19 cases.

Politico
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Infected people without symptoms are driving epidemic’s fast spread

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran stressed the importance of wide-spread testing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

San Jose Mercury News
March 16, 2020

Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on 'Face the Nation' March 15, 2020

Trevor Bedford’s commented on COVID-19 infection rate estimates across the U.S. are considered.

CBS News
March 15, 2020

How it spreads, infects: Coronavirus impact comes into focus

The Associated Press explored if reinfection is possible, referencing research on COVID-19 mutation rates from Fred Hutch. 

The Associated Press
March 15, 2020

Can people who recover from COVID-19 become reinfected?

Snopes referenced Fred Hutch research on mutation rates of COVID-19 in relation to the possibility of reinfection.

Snopes
March 15, 2020

Seattle expert estimates 20,000 novel coronavirus infections in the U.S. now

Trevor Bedford’s estimates of U.S. COVID-19 infection rates are mentioned in light of new outbreaks.

The Seattle Times
March 14, 2020

Coronavirus hot zone: Research and responses in the U.S. epicenter

Dr. Steve Pergam is interviewed on COVID-19 and the risk to immunocompromised people. 

Scientific American
March 14, 2020

The etiquette of social distancing in the time of coronavirus, from the ‘Miss Manners’ of germs

Dr. Steve Pergam, an infectious disease expert, provided commentary on social distancing in light of COVID-19. 

The Seattle Times
March 14, 2020

Trump is banning travelers from the UK to combat coronavirus. Domestic travel restrictions could come next

Trevor Bedford’s research suggesting most new COVID-19 cases are due to community transmission rather than travel is highlighted. 

Vox
March 14, 2020

Flu watchdog spots more with fever and cough, but it’s not flu

Trevor Bedford’s tweets on transmission chains leading to COVID-19 outbreaks across the U.S. are mentioned. 

Bloomberg
March 14, 2020

Mapping the social network of coronavirus

Betz Halloran commented on the power of data science and modeling to track COVID-19 and other viruses.

The New York Times
March 13, 2020

COVID-19 can’t spread if you stay home

A modeling study from Fred Hutch is cited on results suggesting Seattle two weeks ago was approximately in the position of Wuhan, China, on Jan. 1.

The Wall Street Journal
March 13, 2020

Is your cancer center ready for COVID-19?

Dr. Steve Pergam provided expert commentary for cancer patients in light of COVID-19 and increased risk. 

The Cancer Letter
March 13, 2020

Efforts to control coronavirus could get even more extreme

Results from a preliminary paper indicating that social distancing is effective at lowering disease spread by Trevor Bedford and colleagues is mentioned.

The New York Times
March 13, 2020

Microbiome predicts blood-cell transplant success

David Fredricks commented on outcomes of a large, international study showing that the microbiome predicts transplant success.  

Cancer Discovery
March 13, 2020

Data sharing and open source software help combat COVID-19

Open data sharing and the use of Nextstrain by Trevor Bedford and colleagues to track COVID-19 is discussed.

Wired
March 13, 2020

How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?

Trevor Bedford’s discovery of community transmission of COVID-19 in Washington is referenced.

Nature
March 13, 2020

Cancelations and rising confusion: This week’s coronavirus news

Trevor Bedford is included in a list of COVID-19 experts. 

Undark
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus is already here. Blocking travelers won’t prevent its spread.

Vox referenced Trevor Bedford’s analysis on the impact of travel bans to prevent COVID-19 spread.

Vox
March 12, 2020

Without ‘social distancing,’ 400 could die from coronavirus in Western Washington by April 7, study suggests

Results from a preliminary paper indicating that social distancing is effective at lowering disease spread by Trevor Bedford and colleagues is mentioned. 

The Seattle Times
March 12, 2020

Local efforts are much more important than travel bans to stop the spread of infection

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran discussed her Science study showing how travel bans slowed but did not stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dagens Nyheter
March 12, 2020

Sports provide a refuge, but they blurred our vision on coronavirus

A study by Trevor Bedford and colleagues predicting infection rates is referenced in light of new social distancing measures. 

The Washington Post
March 12, 2020

Researcher says more coronavirus testing will help manage outbreak, but travel bans? Not so much

Trevor Bedford’s analysis on infection rates and the efficacy of travel bans to lower COVID-19 transmission is discussed. 

GeekWire
March 12, 2020

Scientist links 2 state outbreaks with genetic fingerprints

Trevor Bedford explained his analysis of  the transmission pathway of COVID-19 throughout Washington, likely beginning with one person. 

The Associated Press
March 11, 2020

Merkel gives Germans a hard truth about the coronavirus

Infectious disease expert Betz Halloran provided global infection rate estimates based on her research. 

The New York Times
March 11, 2020

Please, listen to experts about the coronavirus. Then step up.

Trevor Bedford is referenced for his research suggesting a larger outbreak in Washington than testing has reflected. 

The New York Times
March 11, 2020

AP source: Inslee to ban large gatherings in Seattle area

Trevor Bedford’s research with Seattle Flu Study is referenced as support for new social distancing measures. 

The Associated Press
March 11, 2020

“The nature of viruses is to mutate”: Mapping the spread of a deadly disease

Vanity Fair profiled Trevor Bedford and Nextstrain collaborators, referencing tracking COVID-19, genomic analysis and transmission rates.  

Vanity Fair
March 11, 2020

Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus

Dr. Steve Pergam comments on COVID-19 risk for cancer patients. 

The Washington Post
March 10, 2020

How does one Seattle coronavirus patient turn into two six weeks later?

Massive Science delves into how COVID-19 spread without detection, referencing Trevor Bedford’s detailed genetic analysis of community transmission. 

Massive Science
March 10, 2020

Cancer patients and coronavirus: Here's everything to know

Dr. Steve Pergam is quoted on his advice for cancer patients in light of increased risk for COVID-19. 

International Business Times
March 10, 2020

How to cope with Seattle’s coronavirus outbreak? Pretend that you’re snowed in

GeekWire discussed social distancing in light of Trevor Bedford’s COVID-19 transmission predictions. 

GeekWire
March 10, 2020

Italy’s coronavirus crisis could be America’s

 Trevor Bedford is quoted among other Nextstrain collaborators on their COVID-19 analysis, in light of Italy's outbreak. 

Vox
March 10, 2020

Mutations can reveal how the coronavirus moves—but they’re easy to overinterpret

Trevor Bedford’s genetic analysis on the spread of COVID-19 into Italy and the spread across Washington State is considered. 

Science
March 09, 2020

Seattle’s patient zero spread coronavirus despite ebola-style lockdown

Bloomberg followed the Washington COVID-19 outbreak, including Trevor Bedford’s discovery of community transmission and subsequent genetic analysis of the spread. 

Bloomberg Businessweek
March 09, 2020

Coronavirus mismanagement is risking American lives

Fred Hutch and Trevor Bedford’s modeling results suggesting undetected COVID-19 are cited in a commentary about COVID-19 spread.  

Forbes
March 09, 2020

Gates Foundation to deliver at-home coronavirus test kits, additional funding to Seattle

Fred Hutch is mentioned as one of the institutions supporting Seattle Flu Study.

GeekWire
March 08, 2020

Coronavirus: A disease that thrives on human error

Trevor Bedford is quoted on his research on missed transmission pathways of COVID-19.

The Guardian
March 07, 2020

The official coronavirus numbers are wrong, and everyone knows it

Trevor Bedford’s data indicating untracked COVID-19 spread in Washington State is referenced. 

The Atlantic
March 07, 2020

Study says travel restrictions can delay, but can’t defeat a global coronavirus outbreak

Biostatistician Elizabeth Halloran’s research on the role of travel restrictions in delaying COVID-19 spread is discussed. 

GeekWire
March 06, 2020

I live in Kirkland, epicenter of the US outbreak. We need Trump to take this seriously

Fred Hutch research on COVID-19 community transmission rates in Kirkland, Washington is mentioned.

CNN
March 06, 2020

Coronavirus vs. oncology: Meeting cancellations, travel restrictions, fears about drug supply chain

The Cancer Letter includes Fred Hutch’s remote work policy in a list of updates related to COVID-19. 

The Cancer Letter
March 06, 2020

Fred Hutch mandates remote working to curb COVID-19

FierceBiotech profiled Fred Hutch for COVID-19 remote work policies and for Trevor Bedford’s COVID-19 research.  

FierceBiotech
March 06, 2020

Some good coronavirus news: genetic detectives are on the case

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford explained how researchers are using Nextstrain and genetic analysis techniques to track COVID-19 in real time. 

The Boston Globe
March 06, 2020

Seattle's critical coronavirus test

Gates Foundation funding of COVID-19 research, including Fred Hutch and Seattle Flu Study, is mentioned.

The Seattle Times
March 06, 2020

Scientists say coronavirus mutations aren’t more deadly or contagious

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed how he has been using Nextstrain to understand COVID-19 genetics and spread. 

Wall Street Journal
March 06, 2020

The race to unravel the United States’ biggest coronavirus outbreak

Seattle Flu Study is profiled, delving into Drs. Keith Jerome, Helen Chu and Trevor Bedford’s research on COVID19 genetic analysis and vaccine development. 

Nature
March 06, 2020

Software and genetic sequencing track the coronavirus's path

Trevor Bedford’s research using the Nextstrain platform is explored, specifically its role in real time tracking of COVID-19.

IEEE Spectrum
March 06, 2020

Coronavirus in the US: Tracking cases and deaths

Trevor Bedford's research suggesting under detection of COVID-19 cases in Washington State is mentioned.

Vox
March 06, 2020

Exclusive: The strongest evidence yet that America is botching coronavirus testing

Virologist Dr. Keith Jerome’s COVID-19 testing kit is discussed, along with Trevor Bedford’s computational analysis of COVID-19 spread. 

The Atlantic
March 06, 2020

Fred Hutchinson Center initiates mandatory work-from-home policy as outbreak roils businesses, conferences

Fred Hutch’s work from home policy is mentioned, among other local organizations, as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State.

Endpoints News
March 05, 2020

In the age of coronavirus, our nation needs a responsible leader who trusts scientists

Trevor Bedford explains how a lack of testing allowed COVID-19 to spread undetected in Washington State. 

The Seattle Times
March 05, 2020

Why Washington State? How did it start? Questions answered on the U.S. coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Bedford’s work on the spread and genetic variation of COVID-19 from China to the US is discussed. 

The New York Times
March 05, 2020

The coronavirus is exposing another disease we need to cure, stat

A columnist referenced computational biologist Trevor Bedford and his blog content on COVID-19 projected spread and recommendations.

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

Response in China slowed outbreak of coronavirus — but experts caution against extreme measures in Seattle

Fred Hutch and computational biologist Trevor Bedford are referenced on the COVID-19 outbreak and preventative measures cities are taking to slow the spread of the virus. 

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

UW Medicine gets green light to test for coronavirus

Dr. Keith Jerome, a virologist, provided commentary on his new COVID-19 testing kit at UW Medicine. 

The Seattle Times
March 04, 2020

Column: COVID-19 could kill the for-profit science publishing model. That would be a good thing

The rapid data sharing involved in Trevor Bedford’s work is discussed as an example of open science.  

Los Angeles Times
March 03, 2020

Washington State risks seeing explosion in coronavirus cases without dramatic action, new analysis says

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford explained his analysis on COVID-19 spread and provided recommendations for the greater Seattle area. 

STAT
March 03, 2020

What people with HIV need to know about the new coronavirus

Infectious disease expert Dr. Steve Pergam comments on what people with HIV need to know about COVID-19

Poz
March 02, 2020

Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, is quoted on his COVID-19 genetic analysis. 

Associated Press
March 02, 2020

Coronavirus may have spread in Washington state for weeks, according to study

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford and his research on the Washington COVID-19 outbreak is discussed.

Slate
March 02, 2020

New coronavirus cases in Western Washington are likely doubling every 6 days, Fred Hutch scientist says

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, provided expert commentary on the infection rates and genetic analysis of COVID-19.

The Seattle Times
March 02, 2020

What people with cancer need to know about the new coronavirus

Dr. Steve Pergam, an infectious disease expert, provided insight on COVID-19 risk for cancer patients.

Cancer Health
March 02, 2020

Genetic analysis suggests coronavirus infections double every six days, spreading to hundreds

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed his analysis providing COVID-19 infection estimates for Washington state

GeekWire
March 02, 2020

A dire phase of the coronavirus outbreak? ‘Boom’ of US cases ‘should be expected’ as global death toll tops 3,000

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, is quoted on the COVID-19 spread and genetic analysis.

USA Today
March 02, 2020

A second person in the U.S. – and King County – dies of novel coronavirus; more cases likely

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford is quoted on COVID-19 transmission in Seattle. 

The Seattle Times
March 01, 2020

Coronavirus may have spread in U.S. for weeks, gene sequencing suggests

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford is quoted on the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle.

The New York Times
March 01, 2020

As testing quickly ramps up, expect more U.S. coronavirus cases

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, is mentioned in reference to COVID-19 genetic analysis and spread in Washington. 

NPR
March 01, 2020

Scott Gottlieb “Face the Nation”

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford and Fred Hutch are mentioned in reference to the COVID-19 outbreak and genetic analysis. 

CBS News
March 01, 2020

No, the coronavirus was not genetically engineered in a Wuhan lab, expert says

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, provided expert commentary on the origins of COVID-19. 

Financial Times (via MSN News)
February 14, 2020

Here’s how computer models simulate the future spread of new coronavirus

Elizabeth Halloran, an infectious disease expert, discussed modeling and projections for COVID-19’s spread. 

Scientific American
February 13, 2020

'We're opening everything': Scientists share coronavirus data in unprecedented way to contain, treat disease

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, shared his thoughts on how open data sharing has aided real-time tracking of COVID-19. 

CBC News
February 01, 2020

Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, discussed COVID-19 and his research on the virus’ genome.  

Science Magazine
January 31, 2020

Robot is helping to treat man with coronavirus in special isolation room at hospital north of Seattle

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford’s research on COVID-19 is mentioned in reference to a patient in Everett, Washington. 

GeekWire
January 27, 2020

Containing new coronavirus may not be feasible, experts say, as they warn of possible sustained global spread

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed projections for the spread of COVID-19.

STAT News
January 26, 2020

Scientists race to find out how Wuhan victims became ill

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, provided expert commentary on COVID-19. 

The Guardian
January 25, 2020

New virus paralyzes Chinese cities

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford discussed COVID-19. 

NPR Science Friday
January 24, 2020

Could China's new coronavirus become a global epidemic?

Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist, discussed his analysis of COVID-19 genomes.

Wired
January 22, 2020

China coronavirus: Six questions scientists are asking

Computational biologist Trevor Bedford provided expert commentary on COVID-19. 

Nature
January 22, 2020

Fred Hutchinson is researching new cancer treatments in the cloud with AWS

Dr. Raphael Gottardo discussed how machine learning can help his work in immunotherapy research. 

Diginomica
December 18, 2019

An HIV vaccine by 2021? Here is what needs to happen

Forbes detailed the current status of HIV trials, including those conducted by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, which is headquartered at Fred Hutch.

Forbes
December 03, 2019

Vaginal fluid transplants hold promise but raise safety concerns

Dr. David Fredricks, a microbiome researcher, provided expert commentary on vaginal microbiota transplantation.

Scientific American
October 16, 2019

Vaginal fluid transplants hold promise but raise safety concerns

Dr. David Fredricks, a microbiome researcher, provided expert commentary on vaginal microbiota transplantation.

Scientific American
October 16, 2019

HIV vaccine shows signs of cross-subtype protection

FierceBiotech featured a Fred Hutch study suggesting cross-subtype immune response against HIV in South Africa.

FierceBiotech
September 20, 2019

HIV vaccine shows signs of cross-subtype protection

FierceBiotech featured a Fred Hutch study suggesting cross-subtype immune response against HIV in South Africa.

FierceBiotech
September 20, 2019

Phase 1 study demonstrates safety of pembrolizumab in patients with HIV and advanced cancer

American Journal of Managed Care featured Dr. Tom Uldrick’s recent study showing that pembrolizumab is safe in cancer patients with HIV.

American Journal of Managed Care
June 18, 2019

Protecting against RSV

Reader’s Digest covered Dr. Justin Taylor’s recent study in Science Immunology on B cell engineering. 

Reader's Digest
May 29, 2019

Genetically engineered immune cells fight off deadly virus in mice

Science covered a B cell engineering study led by Dr. Justin Taylor. 

Science
May 17, 2019

Researchers use gene editing to make cells immune to HIV and other infections in Fred Hutch study

GeekWire covered Fred Hutch Dr. Justin Taylor’s recent work using gene editing to protect against HIV and other viruses. 

GeekWire
May 17, 2019

London man seems to be free of HIV in second such case

Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Keith Jerome provided expert commentary about the second person who reportedly has been cured of HIV.

Associated Press
March 05, 2019

Ten years after the ‘Berlin patient,’ doctors announce a second person has been effectively ‘cured’ of HIV

Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Keith Jerome provided context around news of the second person who reportedly has been cured of HIV. He commented, “Now there’s not one, but two people that others living with HIV can look toward for encouragement.”

STAT
March 04, 2019

Vaccines don’t work against some viruses. CRISPR might one day fix that

This article notes research led by Dr. Justin Taylor using CRISPR, a gene-editing tool, to fight viruses when vaccines can’t. Taylor explained how his team has been investigating CRISPR as a tool to edit B cells in mice that could synthesize antibodies against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

STAT
February 19, 2019

1st of its kind Seattle flu study aims to stop flu before it becomes pandemic

Fred Hutch Dr. Trevor Bedford comments on the value of the Seattle Flu Study.

KIRO
January 31, 2019

Seattle’s HIV Hope

Fred Hutch researcher Drs. Keith Jerome, Hans-Peter Kiem and Michael Louella, who coordinates the research group’s Community Advisory Board, provide expert comments on the importance of community engagement in HIV research. 

Cascadia Magazine
January 30, 2019

Got the flu? Seattle wants to swab your nose for a massive health data project

This story features the Seattle Flu Study, a new project from the Brotman Baty Institute which was co-founded by Seattle Children’s, UW Med and Fred Hutch. The study will look at 10,000 swabs to better understand how the flu spreads and how to prevent it. Fred Hutch’s Dr. Trevor Bedford is the lead data scientist for the study. 

GeekWire
January 23, 2019

Geek of the Week: Fred Hutch’s Steve Pergam caught a ’bug’ for infectious diseases and research

Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Steve Pergam is featured as GeekWire’s ‘Geek of the Week’. Dr. Pergam is an associate member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch. 
 

GeekWire
January 11, 2019

Geek of the Week: Fred Hutch’s Steve Pergam caught a ’bug’ for infectious diseases and research

Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Steve Pergam is featured as GeekWire’s ‘Geek of the Week’. Dr. Pergam is an associate member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch. 
 

GeekWire
January 11, 2019

Knowledge of benefits, harms of medical marijuana for cancer ‘far from complete’

Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Steve Pergam comments on cannabis use among cancer patients.

Healio
December 25, 2018

World AIDS Day

This segment, which aired on the eve of World AIDS Day, covers local and global HIV vaccine trials led by Fred Hutch. It includes interviews with Drs. Janine Maenza, Larry Corey and an HIV study vaccine participant.

KING 5
November 30, 2018

Majority of HIV persistence during ART due to infected cell proliferation

This article features a recent study by Fred Hutch Drs. Dan Reeves and Josh Schiffer that shows that a majority of the HIV-infected cells that persist in HIV-infected individuals even during suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) originate from cellular proliferation, not viral replication.

Drug Target Review
November 20, 2018

The smaller the city, the bigger the flu epidemic

Dr. Trevor Bedford comments on a study that suggests that people living in smaller cities are more likely to face an intense outbreaks of seasonal flu during flu season.

Popular Science
October 18, 2018

Seattle scientists lead the way on HIV vaccine research

KOMO featured Kristen Cohen and Ro Yoon in a story about a new HIV vaccine trial for which Fred Hutch is one of two sites.

KOMO News
October 10, 2018

New HIV vaccine study will test first-of-its-kind tech, with backing from the Gates Foundation

GeekWire covered the launch of a new HIV vaccine trial for which Fred Hutch will serve as one of two sites.

GeekWire
October 09, 2018

Can we gene-edit herpes away?

Dr. Keith Jerome, a virologist at Fred Hutch, co-authored a 2016 study about gene editing in herpes-infected mice. “His is the first study to show that gene-editing technology can reach the latent virus in a nerve cell, and the first to use that technology to damage some of the virus’ DNA,” according to a Smithsonian.com article on this and other efforts to combat the virus in humans.

Smithsonian.com
March 23, 2018

Open-source project uses genetic data from viruses to help scientists track outbreaks in real time

Coverage of Open Science Prize, awarded to Drs. Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher

GeekWire
February 28, 2017

A new genetic tool maps how deadly viruses spread around the world in real time

Article explains a new genetic tool, Nexstrain, for which creators Drs. Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher were awarded the inaugural Open Science Prize by the National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Quartz
February 28, 2017

Fred Hutch researcher aims to cure HIV with 'ninja warrior' cells

Profile of Dr. Larry Corey and his research on how immunotherapy could be used to attack HIV and other viruses

Puget Sound Business Journal
February 28, 2017

Could immunotherapy cure HIV? $2.6M grant will help Fred Hutch researcher find out

Article about a $2.6 million grant from Gilead Sciences to Dr. Larry Corey for HIV-cure research

GeekWire
January 20, 2017

Study: Genetically engineered malaria vaccine could be a breakthrough in fighting deadly disease

A study co-authored by Dr. Jim Kublin and Center for Infectious Disease Research investigator Dr. Stefan Kappe found a promising approach to developing a malaria vaccine

GeekWire
January 04, 2017

New vaccine candidate could be the next step toward eliminating malaria

A study co-authored by Dr. Jim Kublin and researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research found a promising new approach to developing a malaria vaccine

Puget Sound Business Journal
January 04, 2017

Mosquitoes are the new syringe? Seattle lab nibbles at malaria vaccine

A study co-authored by Dr. Jim Kublin and researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research found a promising approach to developing a malaria vaccine

The Seattle Times
January 04, 2017

A genetically modified malaria vaccine has passed an important hurdle

A study co-authored by Dr. Jim Kublin and researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research found a promising approach to developing a malaria vaccine

MIT Technology Review
January 04, 2017

This ring can help stop the spread of HIV in women

Quotes Elizabeth Brown from the vaccine and infectious disease division on her study on women using vaginal rings to prevent HIV infection. Brown's research follows the larger ASPIRE study that tested the monthly ring

WIRED
July 18, 2016

This ring can help stop the spread of HIV in women

Quotes Elizabeth Brown from the vaccine and infectious disease division on her study on women using vaginal rings to prevent HIV infection. Brown's research follows the larger ASPIRE study that tested the monthly ring

WIRED
July 18, 2016

In pursuit of an HIV vaccine and the AIDS-free generation

Editorial by Fred Hutch HIV vaccine researcher and Director Emeritus Dr. Larry Corey and Nobel laureate Dr. David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology

Forbes
May 17, 2016

Cocktails for cancer with a measure of immunotherapy

Article about the next frontier in cancer immunotherapy quotes Dr. Martin "Mac" Cheever, a cancer immunologist at Fred Hutch

Nature
April 13, 2016

Seattle scientists create blood test to predict tuberculosis

Article about a new blood test to predict whether latent tuberculosis will develop into active TB mentions that a related TB vaccine clinical trial in Cape Town, South Africa, was designed by biostatisticians at Fred Hutch

Puget Sound Business Journal
March 25, 2016