Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host.

Author(s): Choi B, Choudhary MC, Regan J, Sparks JA, Padera RF, Qiu X, Solomon IH, Kuo HH, Boucau J, Bowman K, Adhikari UD, Winkler ML, Mueller AA, Hsu TY, Desjardins M, Baden LR, Chan BT, Walker BD, Lichterfeld M, Brigl M, Kwon DS, Kanjilal S, Richardson ET, Jonsson AH, Alter G, Barczak AK, Hanage WP, Yu XG, Gaiha GD, Seaman MS, Cernadas M, Li JZJournal: N Engl J MedPMID: 33176080 November 2020
A 45-year-old man with severe antiphospholipid syndrome complicated by diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, who was receiving anticoagulation therapy, glucocorticoids, cyclophosphamide, and…

Frequency-dependent selection can forecast evolution in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Author(s): Azarian T, Martinez PP, Arnold BJ, Qiu X, Grant LR, Corander J, Fraser C, Croucher NJ, Hammitt LL, Reid R, Santosham M, Weatherholtz RC, Bentley SD, O'Brien KL, Lipsitch M, Hanage WPJournal: PLoS BiolPMID: 33091022 October 2020
Predicting how pathogen populations will change over time is challenging. Such has been the case with Streptococcus pneumoniae, an important…

Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now.

Author(s): Alwan NA, Burgess RA, Ashworth S, Beale R, Bhadelia N, Bogaert D, Dowd J, Eckerle I, Goldman LR, Greenhalgh T, Gurdasani D, Hamdy A, Hanage WP, Hodcroft EB, Hyde Z, Kellam P, Kelly-Irving M, Krammer F, Lipsitch M, McNally A, McKee M, Nouri A, Pimenta D, Priesemann V, Rutter H, Silver J, Sridhar D, Swanton C, Walensky RP, Yamey G, Ziauddeen HJournal: LancetPMID: 33069277 October 2020
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 35 million people globally, with more than 1 million…

Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the Boston area highlights the role of recurrent importation and superspreading events.

Author(s): Lemieux J, Siddle KJ, Shaw BM, Loreth C, Schaffner S, Gladden-Young A, Adams G, Fink T, Tomkins-Tinch CH, Krasilnikova LA, Deruff KC, Rudy M, Bauer MR, Lagerborg KA, Normandin E, Chapman SB, Reilly SK, Anahtar MN, Lin AE, Carter A, Myhrvold C, Kemball M, Chaluvadi S, Cusick C, Flowers K, Neumann A, Cerrato F, Farhat M, Slater D, Harris JB, Branda J, Hooper D, Gaeta JM, Baggett TP, O'Connell J, Gnirke A, Lieberman TD, Philippakis A, Burns M, Brown C, Luban J, Ryan ET, Turbett SE, LaRocque RC, Hanage WP, Gallagher G, Madoff LC, Smole S, Pierce VM, Rosenberg ES, Sabeti P, Park DJ, MacInnis BLJournal: medRxivPMID: 32869040 August 2020
SARS-CoV-2 has caused a severe, ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in Massachusetts with 111,070 confirmed cases and 8,433 deaths as of…