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Colorado’s COVID-19 cases move in the right direction, but will hospitalizations follow?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

There are at least two possible explanations for what’s happening with hospitalizations, and we need a few more days of data to know which is right, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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Polis’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions catches local health agencies off guard, raises “deep concerns”

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

“Indoors is riskier than outdoors because the walls and ceilings that enclose indoor spaces trap the virus, allowing it to build up in the air over time — much like cigarette smoke,” wrote Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, and Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor for the school.

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Life after COVID: Some pandemic-induced changes may persist

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 28, 2020

“This has obviously been a once-in-a-generation — once-in-a-multiple-generation — event that has touched every part of society and the economy,” said Glen Mays, who chairs the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy. “I’m confident there are going to be persistent effects. When you think about just the extent to which the pandemic has shaped people’s geographic location decisions, their economic decisions, their job opportunities, their housing options — people have shifted where they live or shifted what they do.”

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COVID-19 deaths in Colorado are shooting up. Here’s how officials track the numbers.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

“It is always a bit politically charged because different people have different motivations,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. “But it has played out in spades with the COVID pandemic because there is such a lot of political motivation to say, ‘Oh, it’s not that many people. It’s not so dangerous.’”

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Not just sore throats and scraped knees: School nurses play pivotal role in containing COVID-19 in Colorado

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

That’s been an adjustment for Lexi Barrere, an instructor at the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing and nurse practitioner at a school-based health clinic serving families in Sheridan School District No. 2. Barrere and her colleagues would traditionally go into schools to provide services such as sports physicals and mental, dental or behavioral health care, but now they rely on connecting with patients virtually, which is limiting families’ access to care, she said.

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More Coloradans are dying from Alzheimer’s disease during pandemic as social isolation takes its toll

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

“We will start to see more of these deaths occurring with more hospitalizations and more people in the ICU,” said Dr. Zachary Macchi, an instructor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. “Ultimately, more of those patients are going to be those who are in living facilities and are at risk.”

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Colorado hospitals are better prepared for COVID-19 than in March, but flu creates uncertainty

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 29, 2020

Typically, hospitals can get an idea of what the flu season will be like by looking to Australia, whose winter flu season is during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, said Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine].

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Colorado is one of just six states where Latinos are more likely to die prematurely than white residents

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

The things that make Colorado a healthy place, like the abundant opportunities for outdoor exercise, aren’t equally available to people who work lower-paying jobs and don’t have the money or free time to enjoy them, said Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Latino Research and Policy Center. And who works in low-wage jobs, which also tend to be more dangerous and may not offer health insurance, isn’t random, she said.

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