Infectious Diseases

BBI's Dr. Trevor Bedford: COVID-19 'Likely to Keep Evolving'

April 07, 2022 | by BBI Communications

'The evolution has been remarkably fast so far'

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We Study Virus Evolution. Here’s Where We Think the Coronavirus Is Going.

March 28, 2022 | by Sarah Cobey, Jesse Bloom and Tyler Starr, and Nathaniel Lash

NOTE: BBI’s Dr. Jesse Bloom and his lab colleague Dr. Tyler Starr are two of the four co-authors on this op-ed published March 28 in The New York Times. To observe the compelling accompanying graphics, please click here.

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BBI Hosting Monthly Viruses and Vaccines Seminar Series

March 30, 2022 | by BBI Communications

BBI is sponsoring a “Viruses and Vaccines Seminar Series.”

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Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

January 24, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Storylines: Bloomberg Businessweek documentary examines Seattle Flu Study with BBI’s Drs. Lea Starita and Trevor Bedford

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New Commentary Offers Reforms to Regulations That Hindered Seattle Flu Study Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

January 10, 2022 | by BBI Communications

Public health policy makers cannot move on unless and until a sustainable surveillance system is in place

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UW announces COVID-19 testing program for students, faculty and staff across all three campuses

September 14, 2020 | by BBI Communications

The Husky Coronavirus Testing program is powered by the Seattle Flu Study – the group that was the first to report community spread of COVID-19 in the United States.

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BBI’s Jay Shendure and Helen Chu Brief Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Progress on COVID-19

April 19, 2021 | by BBI COMMUNICATIONS

BBI’s Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure and Principal Investigator Dr. Helen Chu briefed Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Friday (April 16th) on the institute’s work regarding the Seattle Flu Study, progress on studying COVID-19 transmission and variants, and other issues.

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Demand for coronavirus tests soars in Seattle amid increased travel, concerns about delta variant

August 19, 2021 | by By Paige Cornwell, Seattle Times staff reporter

The Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network has sent out twice the usual number of its home-based test kits, which are used to track the spread of COVID-19 in the region, said Dr. Lea Starita

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Student-led project improves COVID-19 testing efficiency

May 28, 2021 | by BBI Communications

Old protocol ‘required instruments that cost as much as my condo and required pretty specialized training to run,’ research coordinator says.

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Coronavirus pandemic, one year later: A look back at key players, events during the crisis

March 11, 2021 | by CBS News

BBI's Dr. Helen Chu is the only researcher interviewed for this story on CBS News: This Morning

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Forecasting the shape of flu viruses to come

October 18, 2018 | by Sabin Russell, Fred Hutch News Service

The effort to pick new vaccines to block ever-evolving flu viruses requires both science and serendipity.

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SCAN DATA UPDATE: Latest Reports Show COVID-19 Declining; Infections Found Across King County, Most Still Susceptible

May 05, 2020 | by BBI Communications

The number of COVID-19 infections in King County has been on the decline since the end of March, according to two recent reports from the Bellevue-based Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) and the Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN).

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Snohomish School District to Participate in BBI-UW Medicine COVID-19 Study

February 21, 2021 | by BBI Communications

Students, teachers, and staff in Snohomish School District schools will be participating in a COVID-19 testing project with researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine to gain new insights into the transmission of the virus in schools and classrooms.

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Helping Public Health Leaders Track the Spread of Coronavirus

March 23, 2020 | by BBI Communications

SCAN works in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County to help public health leaders respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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UW labs are racing against the pandemic

September 01, 2020 | by BY ELEANOR LICATA | PHOTOS BY DENNIS WISE

February 2020 might seem a lifetime ago, but that’s when UW Medicine researchers were the first to report community spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States.

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FiveThirtyEight: How To Make Sure Your Kid Isn’t A Superspreader

May 11, 2021 | by Maggie Koerth, Sinduja Srinivasan and Anna Rothschild

BBI's Dr. Helen Chu provides insights on the effects of COVID-19 on children.

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How a Group of Seattle Scientists Revealed Covid-19′s Stateside Spread

July 23, 2020 | by Benjamin Cassidy, Seattle Met magazine

Collaboration, serendipity, and a whole lot of brainpower

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How UW Medicine responded to the pandemic

July 14, 2020 | by Brotman Baty Communications

At the end of 2019, Chinese health officials confirmed they were treating dozens of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. It was a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. UW Medicine researchers and clinicians prepared as cases began to spread across the globe.

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Brotman Baty Institute’s Helen Chu named ‘Washingtonian the Year’

January 15, 2021 | by BBI Communications

Dr. Chu led the team that discovered first COVID-19 case of community spread in the United States.

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