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May 3, 2021

Young Adults Underestimate How Well Peers Adhere to COVID-19 Preventive Behavioral Guidelines

Young adult college students at the University of Washington (n = 539) reported strong adherence to most CDC COVID-19 preventive behavioral guidelines, including mask-wearing in public (97.5%) and cleaning high-touch surfaces (61.7%), but perceived significantly lower adherence among their peers for all 14 behaviors assessed, according to a survey conducted in September 2020. Participants perceived…

April 29, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak Among Farmworkers — Okanogan County, Washington, May–August 2020

Investigation of a large SARS-CoV-2 outbreak among employees of a fruit grower in Okanogan County in Washington State between May and August 2020 found that cumulative incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was higher among employees living in the community than those living in congregate temporary housing (12% vs 4%). Cumulative incidence was highest among employees packing…

March 15, 2021

Specific Allelic Discrimination of N501Y and Other SARS-CoV-2 Mutations by DdPCR Detects B.1.1.7 Lineage in Washington State

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] A research team in Washington State described detection of the first cases of the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant in the state using a novel droplet reverse transcriptase digital-PCR (RT-ddPCR) assay that detects four mutations associated with the B.1.1.7 lineage. All four targets were detected in two specimens, and follow-up sequencing revealed 10 mutations…

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