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Months Before Its Arrival, Colorado Tries to Answer the Question: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

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Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

“You can’t even plan for all these things in advance because your allocation protocol might change based on all the circumstances,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist who leads the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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With Colorado schools Resuming Classes Amid Coronavirus, the Outdoors Provides a Safe Place to Learn

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Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

As school districts embark on the school year with the pandemic still posing a threat, Dr. Glen Mays, chairman of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health, is a big proponent of schools exploring every possibility to maximize outdoor instruction. Airborne transmission is “much less likely to take place in an outdoor setting just because the larger volume of air outside,” Mays said.

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Cash or Card? Coronavirus Further Shifted Society Away From Currency, Toward Digital Payments

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Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

The current focus centers on airborne transmission, said Dr. Lisa Miller, professor of epidemiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “What CDC is saying is they don’t think objects — or fomites, as they’re called in science literature — are the main way coronavirus spreads,” Miller said. “Based on the literature and the outbreaks that we’re seeing, it’s mostly a person-to-person respiratory spread. Things like your mail or currency don’t seem to be a major factor.”

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We’re Dealing With a Pandemic, But Remember the Opioid Crisis? Coronavirus is Likely to Make it Worse.

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Publish DateJune 26, 2020

It’s always been easier for people in a behavioral health crisis to get access to alcohol and drugs than to a therapist, said Tanya Sorrell, a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner and associate professor at the University of Colorado College Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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Colorado’s Rural Pharmacies Wrestle Against Big Business to Remain Community Cornerstones

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Publish DateMay 15, 2020

“Rural pharmacies are a cornerstone of their communities, and the pandemic has only heightened that,” said Gina Moore, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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To Contain the Coronavirus, Colorado Needs an Army of Contact-Tracers. This is How it Will Work.

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Publish DateApril 21, 2020

“This is a common public health tool that’s been used for decades if not centuries,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, an epidemiology professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and a former top leader at CDPHE. But scaling up to tackle a disease as fast-moving and widespread as COVID-19, Miller said, “That’s something we haven’t done before.”

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Uncertainty Fuels Coronavirus Scams, Misinformation Around Colorado

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Publish DateApril 15, 2020

“We can count the most visible tip of the iceberg in the case counts and presumably the deaths are pretty accurate,” said Jonathan Samet, dean and professor of the Colorado School of Public Health. “We know that those case counts are an undercount, and they clearly are going to miss most of the asymptomatic people.”

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Coronavirus May Have Reached Colorado as Early as January, Weeks Before the State had the Ability to Test

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Publish DateApril 09, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, says his team of epidemiologists derived the January introduction date by projecting backwards from the first cases identified by the CDPHE. “What is really built into it is the transmission dynamics,” he said. “In other words, how long it takes for somebody to go from being infected to being symptomatic, symptomatic to detected.”

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