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‘It’s Exciting’: Denver Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial Participant Talks About Effective Rate

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Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

“We have two independent scientific experiments that come up with the same results that demonstrate that both of these vaccines are highly effective,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, a professor of infectious disease medicine at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “We are able to do that already with lots of other vaccines, I don’t think that will be a big issue.”

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Coronavirus In Colorado: Young Adults Seeing Higher Rate Of Infection

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Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Carlton with the Colorado School of Public Health said young adults usually show lesser symptoms and don’t need to be hospitalized. However, she is seeing that trend shift. “More concerning is percent of hospitalizations of people under 40 is upwards,” Dr. Carlton said. “Which means of the people hospitalized with COVID, more and more are young people.”

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Doctor Creates 12-Person Ventilator

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Publish DateApril 24, 2020

It’s unlike any other ventilator on the market. Thomas Greany, DDS, at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine faculty member designed a ventilator that can support 12 patients at once. “In my entire career, there’s been nothing more gratifying than the work that I’ve been involved with over the past four weeks,” Greany says.

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Colorado Researchers Test Coronavirus PPE To Help Frontline Workers

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Publish DateApril 21, 2020

Researchers at University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus are testing the personal protective equipment being made by countless Colorado companies looking to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Wagner, a research instructor with the department of bioengineering, has been leading the testing for several weeks.

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Colorado Doctor Warns Thousands More Coronavirus Cases Possible In Near Future

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Publish DateMarch 17, 2020

Dr. Lee Newman, an expert in epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, was asked how he would respond to members of the public who suspect the coronavirus crisis is an overreaction or media hype. “If you don’t believe it now, wait a few days. The only problem is we can’t afford to have you wait a few days.”

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Coronavirus Concerning For People With Compromised Immune Systems

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Publish DateMarch 10, 2020

“It’s not necessary for most people with COVID-19 to come into the hospital. If people aren’t sick enough to be in the hospital, if they can manage their illness at home, keep themselves away from others until the illness resolves, then that will help protect the people who have to be in the hospital, like people with cancer and other illnesses, that are more susceptible,” says Dr. Thomas Campbell, professor of Infection Disease at the University of Colorado.

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Coronavirus: Colorado Health Officials Separate Fact From Fiction

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Publish DateMarch 03, 2020

“I think there’s a lot of fear over the coronavirus because it seems very new and it’s spreading very quickly,” says Dr. Charles Little, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness for UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “I think it’s important to keep it in context. We’ve just come through flu season, where we’ve had tens of thousands of deaths from that. We’re not nearly at that level of deaths from the coronavirus, even worldwide, so it’s important to keep it in perspective.”

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UCHealth Conducts Drill, Prepares For Potential Coronavirus Patients

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Publish DateMarch 02, 2020

UCHealth said it’s running exercises to specifically address what should happen if a patient with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 gets admitted.“Now it if it comes back and the patient does have it. What we’ll do is, we’ll isolate them in our special unit. We’re one of the few adult centers here in the state that has a bio containment unit. And we have staff that are able to handle any of our highly infectious diseases, whether it’s coronavirus or ebola. And then we’ll manage them and care for them until they’re ready to get discharged,” Clinton Anderson, UCHealth Emergency Manager, said.

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