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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations up more than 15% as cases rise for fourth week

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Publish DateOctober 02, 2020

It’s not yet clear if young people, who accounted for a high percentage of new cases recently, are starting to get sick enough to need hospital care, or if they might have passed the virus to higher-risk age groups, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 Cases Rise for Third Week to Reach Highest Levels Since Early August

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Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

It appears the rise reflects both increased testing on college campuses, and increased spread of the virus within that population, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. What direction the epidemic will take depends on how seriously people take precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing over the next days and weeks, she said. “The time is now” to prevent out-of-control spread, she said.

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How Is In-Person Learning Going in Colorado? So Far, So Good, Parents and Experts Say

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Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

It’s an important distinction, said Sean O’Leary, professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. Since it’s early in the school year, he expects most positive cases “came in from the outside” rather than being contracted at school.

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COVID-19 Plasma Research Well Underway in Colorado as Trump Fast-Tracks Wider Use

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Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Dr. Kyle Annen is the medical director of transfusion services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, based on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Her team collected its first units of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients on March 31, four days after the FDA approved its experimental use in serious COVID-19 cases.

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Colorado’s New COVID-19 Cases Fall for 3rd Week, but Officials Urge Caution as Labor Day Holiday Approaches

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Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

Overall, the indicators are “encouraging,” said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. The concern is that people will relax their precautions over Labor Day weekend, just as schools and universities are bringing their students back, she said. Experts still don’t know what caused an increase in cases and hospitalizations in July, but one theory is that the virus spread at Independence Day celebrations.

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Why Have Models of Colorado’s Coronavirus Trajectory Been Off?

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Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

We saw something like that happen as states and cities required people to stay home or wear masks, and as people reacted to a resurgence in cases by avoiding high-risk settings, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. … Katie Colborn, research director for surgical outcomes and applied research on CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus, had previously worked on forecasting malaria outbreaks in countries where the disease is common.

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Frontier Airlines CEO Preaches Safety of Air Travel, Calls for More People to Return to the Skies

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Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

“I think one of the big concerns around flying that could be addressed is all the other steps around flying,” said Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor with the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz. “How do you get to the airport? Is it in an Uber or Lyft? Once you’re in the airport is there congestion and crowds?”

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Rocky, Postponement-Filled Week Leaves Doubt as to Whether MLB Can Pull off 2020 Season

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

“They’re doing the right things in identifying who’s infected, making sure those people are isolated, doing contract tracing, quarantining,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at Colorado School of Public Health. “Those are all very important, but unless they can figure out exactly what’s gone wrong with each outbreak — and correct it — then it seems like they run the risk of this continuing.”

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