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Research alliance co-founded by Fred Hutch and Microsoft announces initial cancer studies

GeekWire detailed the cancer research projects within the Fred Hutch-led Cascadia Data Alliance.

GeekWire
November 05, 2020

Health experts weigh in on what we’ll have to do to get through a winter of COVID-19

Dr. Trevor Bedford reflected on how the pandemic “will leave us with generally strengthened surveillance systems and public health, and an ability to deal with something like this in the future to a better degree.”

GeekWire
October 27, 2020

Full steam ahead as Fred Hutch moves into historic building and expands Seattle campus

Dr. Thomas Lynch described why he’s excited about the opening of the Lake Union Steam Plant.

GeekWire
October 15, 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

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

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

How volunteers and scientists help determine if a vaccine works

Holly Janes explained statistics of COVID-19 vaccine trials.

NPR
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

‘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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, experts lay out 10-point plan for a genomic revolution in public health

Trevor Bedford and Allison Black discussed a paper they co-authored on how to build a scientific ecosystem that is better equipped to tackle COVID-19.

GeekWire
June 11, 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mathematical models help predict the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak. But can they be believed?

Dr. Elizabeth Halloran Ruth Etzioni explained how COVID-19 models help scientists and policy makers understand the impact of different restrictions on viral spread. 

The Seattle Times
May 04, 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

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

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

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

How to build and deploy testing systems at unprecedented scale

Trevor Bedford’s test, trace and isolate plan to stop COVID-19 spread is explored. 

The Economist
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 spreads too fast for traditional contact tracing. New digital tools could help

STAT featured Trevor Bedford and NextTrace, a new platform that uses digital contact tracing to stop COVID-19.

STAT News
April 02, 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

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

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

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

Not all or nothing: Anti-virus lockdowns could lift slowly

Elizabeth Halloran called for widespread COVID-19 testing as the first step to bring down the pandemic. 

The Associated Press
March 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fred Hutch researcher among scientists receiving new funding to map every cell in the body

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a new infusion of funding in support of scientists working on the Human Cell Atlas, including Fred Hutch researcher Raphael Gottardo, a member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and the Public Health Sciences Division. The project to map every cell in the human body is part of the $3 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic organization of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, according to GeekWire.

GeekWire
April 19, 2018

Fred Hutch researcher among scientists receiving new funding to map every cell in the body

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a new infusion of funding in support of scientists working on the Human Cell Atlas, including Fred Hutch researcher Raphael Gottardo, a member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and the Public Health Sciences Division. The project to map every cell in the human body is part of the $3 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic organization of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, according to GeekWire.

GeekWire
April 19, 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

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

Every year brings a new strain of flu. Here's how it all starts.

Video featuring a demonstration by Fred Hutch's Dr. Trevor Bedford on how the flu spreads

Vox.com
July 08, 2015

Every year brings a new strain of flu. Here's how it all starts.

Video featuring a demonstration by Fred Hutch's Dr. Trevor Bedford on how the flu spreads

Vox.com
July 08, 2015

Genome studies show how Ebola spread initially

Article quotes Dr. Trevor Bedford about his research

The New York Times
June 19, 2015

Genome studies show how Ebola spread initially

Article quotes Dr. Trevor Bedford about his research

The New York Times
June 19, 2015

Latest Ebola data rule out rapid mutation

Quotes Fred Hutch's Dr. Trevor Bedford, a viral geneticist

Nature
May 13, 2015

Latest Ebola data rule out rapid mutation

Quotes Fred Hutch's Dr. Trevor Bedford, a viral geneticist

Nature
May 13, 2015