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Nearly 9,000 more Coloradans died in 2020 than normal as fatalities jumped 23.5% during pandemic

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

“We’ve known since early on that the full impact was not only deaths due to this virus,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, adding, “People want to understand this better.”

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Mass shootings spur new gun policies. The lack of federal research makes it tough to know if they work.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 19, 2021

Early in Dr. Emmy Betz’s career, “well-meaning mentors” recommended she find an issue other than gun violence to research. She’s now director of the nonpartisan Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (and an emergency room physician). “We’ve been really behind in finding solutions, and behind especially when you compare it to things like motor vehicle safety, traffic safety,” Betz said.

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Two weeks after Colorado’s COVID-19 dial ended, counties show mixed results on cases

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

It’s still a bit early to assess the impact of repealing the dial, though trends are starting to emerge, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Cases already were rising before the state left restrictions up to the counties, and it’s not surprising they’ve kept going up, he said. “We were certainly in a general upswing,” he said.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increase for second day, raising concerns

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 26, 2021

It’s difficult to tell if the second day of increases is meaningless “noise” in the data, or a sign that the virus is spreading more widely, Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, said during the news conference. The situation should become clearer over the next week, but in the meantime, it’s “tough” to know if the public should stay the course with their current behavior or take additional precautions, he said.

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What is herd immunity?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Generally speaking, a population has reached herd immunity when each infected person passes a virus to no more than one other person, on average, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Under those circumstances, an epidemic will peter out, though some people still will get sick after reaching the herd immunity threshold, he said.

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“Lasting milestones”: A look at Zipporah Hammond’s legacy as University of Colorado’s first Black nursing school graduate

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Born in 1924, Zipporah Hammond — or “Zippy” — didn’t like to draw attention to herself. She was admitted into the University of Colorado School of Nursing in 1941 — one of 30 students. During her time at CU, she and other minority students were not treated equally, but Stephen Hammond said his mother wasn’t bitter.

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CU School of Medicine launches endowed scholarship to support Black, underrepresented students in medical field

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Among other accomplishments, Blackwood opened a private practice; served three years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he opened the Radiology Department at Hamilton Air Force Base in California; and was the first African American clinical professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine.

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How many first responders in the Denver area have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine? It’s hard to know.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

“It is very disappointing that this is not something that we’re tracking,” said Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It’s a high-priority area. First-responder safety and protection is a critical element of the emergency preparedness plans that are put in place at every level of government.”

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