Early introduction and rise of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in highly vaccinated university populations

Author(s): Petros BA, Turcinovic J, Welch N, White L, Kolaczyk E, Bauer M, Cleary M, Dobbins S, Doucette-Stamm L, Gore M, Nair P, Nguyen T, Rose S, Taylor B, Tsang D, Wendlandt E, Hope M, Platt J, Jacobson K, Bouton T, Yune S, Auclair J, Landaverde L, Klapperich CM, Hamer DH, Hanage WP, MacInnis B, Sabeti P, Connor JH, Springer MPetros BA, Springer MJournal: medRxiv January 2022
The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is transmissible in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations. Here, we describe the rapid dominance of Omicron…

Variant abundance estimation for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater using RNA-Seq quantification.

Author(s): Baaijens JA, Zulli A, Ott IM, Petrone ME, Alpert T, Fauver JR, Kalinich CC, Vogels CBF, Breban MI, Duvallet C, McElroy K, Ghaeli N, Imakaev M, Mckenzie-Bennett M, Robison K, Plocik A, Schilling R, Pierson M, Littlefield R, Spencer M, Simen BB, Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative., Hanage WP, Grubaugh ND, Peccia J, Baym MJournal: medRxivPMID: 34494031 September 2021
Effectively monitoring the spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants is essential to efforts to counter the ongoing pandemic. Wastewater monitoring of SARS-CoV-2…

Viral loads observed under competing strain dynamics

Author(s): Hay JA, Kennedy-Shaffer L, Mina MJJournal: medRxiv July 2021
A plausible mechanism for the increased transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) results from VOC infections causing higher viral…