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‘Mere luck’: Scientists reflect on fall COVID-19 surge on UW campus – say situation could have been much worse

“It was kind of surprising to see, because there was everything – the situation was just kind of right for it to go wrong,” said Gage Moreno, a graduate student at UW whose research contributed to the study. “I think there was just a big element of luck. It’s really hard to pinpoint exactly what went right in terms of why it didn’t spread over into the community.”