Coast-to-Coast Spread of SARS-CoV-2 during the Early Epidemic in the United States

Joseph R. Fauver, Mary E. Petrone, Emma B. Hodcroft, Kayoko Shioda, Hanna Y. Ehrlich, Alexander G. Watts, Chantal B.F. Vogels, Anderson F. Brito, Tara Alpert, Anthony Muyombwe, Jafar Razeq, Randy Downing, Nagarjuna R. Cheemarla, Anne L. Wyllie, Chaney C. Kalinich, Isabel M. Ott, Joshua Quick, Nicholas J. Loman, Karla M. Neugebauer, Alexander L. GreningerKeith R. Jerome, Pavitra Roychoudhury, Hong Xie, Lasata Shrestha, Meei Li Huang, Virginia E. Pitzer, Akiko Iwasaki, Saad B. Omer, Kamran Khan, Isaac I. Bogoch, Richard A. Martinello, Ellen F. Foxman, Marie L. Landry, Richard A. Neher, Albert I. Ko, Nathan D. Grubaugh

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Using genomics and air travel information, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States from coast to coast is shown to be more a consequence of domestic introductions than of international travel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)990-996.e5
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 28 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • MinION sequencing
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • coronavirus
  • genomic epidemiology
  • phylogenetics
  • travel risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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