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Stress threatens Colorado search and rescue teams as calls for help climb during coronavirus

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Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

Search and rescue team members can be the overlooked patients in a traumatic mission, said Laura McGladrey.  She’s with CU Anschutz Medical School’s Stress Trauma Adversity Research and Treatment Center, working with cops, emergency service providers, search-and-rescue teams as well as guide services and ski patrols. Stress accumulation from exposure to traumatic missions can build up like a snowpack, McGladrey said. It starts gradually and following a big event, people can break in an avalanche of anguish.

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Pitkin County has the worst coronavirus rate in Colorado. And experts aren’t sure why.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2021

Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, agreed that the high rate of testing could be part of the reason why Pitkin County is posting higher infection rates than its neighbors. “In that region, Pitkin is doing far more testing than anyone else,” she said. “That’s good news, to be absolutely clear. The more you look for the virus, the more likely you are to find it. If you can find the virus, you’re much better equipped to try and contain it.”

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Drool for school: Colorado schools add saliva testing to slow spread of coronavirus in the classroom

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

“I think it’s one ingredient to be used in combination with other strategies,” said Dr. Glen Mays, chairman of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health. “It certainly could be helpful in helping to keep rates of transmission low overall.”

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Which Coloradans should receive the coronavirus vaccine first? The answer depends on who you ask.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

“We created this monster to some extent,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is firmly in the public health camp. But he said some of the ethical discussions surrounding vaccine allocation priorities focused on reciprocity.

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Something in the way we move: The reason coronavirus came roaring back in Colorado

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

Elizabeth Carlton, an infectious disease researcher at the Colorado School of Public Health who works with Bayham as part of the modeling team helping the state project the pandemic’s course, said COVID fatigue likely plays a big role. People just want to go back to their normal lives, which leads them to let down their precautions in what they consider “safe” environments, like their own home in the company of friends.

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Opinion: Why it’s crucial to protect yourself from coronavirus at work

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

I am a proud member of the research community here in Colorado, having been a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado for the last 16 years.  During these difficult times, we at the CU-Anschutz Medical Campus have done much to alter our normal research programs to address the pandemic and its impact on Coloradans. 

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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
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

news outletThe Colorado Sun
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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