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June 14, 2021

Perceptions and Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination in a Military Base Population

Younger age and medical occupation were independent predictors of vaccine hesitancy according to results from a survey of individuals working on a military base in Ohio, administered between November 2020 and January 2021. Among 816 survey respondents, 185 (23%) self-identified as vaccine hesitant. The vaccine hesitant group reported more concern about short-term side effects (43%…

February 26, 2021

Risk Factors Associated With COVID-19 Transmission Among US Air Force Trainees in a Congregant Setting

A higher number of symptoms and higher viral loads were associated with subsequent clusters of SARS-CoV-2 cases among cohorts of US Air Force basic trainees. Among 10,613 US Air Force basic trainees, of whom 3% (403) received a diagnosis of COVID-19 during the study period, higher numbers of symptoms and higher viral loads (lower cycle…

November 12, 2020

ARS-CoV-2 Transmission among Marine Recruits during Quarantine

Among a cohort of US Marine Corps recruits who were tested on days 1-2, 7, and 14 after arrival to campus (n=1848), 16 (0.9%) tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by day 2, followed by 35 more (1.9%) by day 14. Genomic analysis from 32 positive recruits identified 6 clusters among 18 recruits, providing evidence for local…