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Coronavirus Testing Sparse at Many of Colorado’s Large Jails as Outbreaks Continue to Mount

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

But quarantine and social distancing policies are nearly useless without frequent testing to know who is sick, said Dr. Carlos Franco-Paredes, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist. And the CDC-recommended symptom screenings used by the jails are ineffective against those with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic, he said.

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Colorado’s Coronavirus Hospitalizations and Deaths Peaked in April, but Health Officials Warn “We Could Go Backwards”

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 07, 2020

“I am encouraged by the death data,” said Katie Colburn, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus who has been involved in modeling the coronavirus pandemic. “I think there’s a positive trend.”

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Data Shows Coronavirus Creates Higher Death Toll in Colorado than Seasonal Flu

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 05, 2020

While it can be difficult to compare data directly, it’s clear the new virus is more contagious and more deadly than seasonal flu, said Glen Mays, chair of health systems, management and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. … “That’s why we never talk about shutting down the economy” during flu season, he said. “No pharmaceutical prevention, plus being more infectious, plus a much higher death rate are why we had to pull out all the stops.”

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With Labs Shuttered, Colorado’s Universities Pivot to Help Hospitals Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 09, 2020

The University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus went to work across its vast network of idled labs and educational facilities, collecting more than 36,600 masks, 47,500 disposable lab gowns, 245,000 pairs of gloves and 50 cases of disinfectant wipes. The CU School of Dental Medicine pitched in with 130,000 pairs of gloves, 45,000 gowns and 35,000 masks.

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National Model Predicts Coronavirus Pandemic in Colorado has Peaked, but State Officials Say Worst is Still to Come

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 07, 2020

The differences in the models is driven in part by the type of data they use in their projections. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model largely relies on death and hospitalization data. Whereas the state’s model relies on case data, said Elizabeth Carlton, assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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Colorado Health Team Projects 33,277 Deaths by June 1 in Worst Case, 379 in Best Case

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateApril 06, 2020

Projections by a Colorado School of Public Health volunteer research team anticipate 39,114 infections by Nov. 19, peak hospitalizations of 2,703 on Nov. 27, 379 deaths by June 1 and 6,639 deaths by Jan. 1.The team includes experts from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder and CU Denver. They’ve been updating their projections as the virus spreads and more information becomes available.

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Colorado’s Decision to Shut down Ski Resorts Over Coronavirus Seems Obvious Now. Should it Have Come Sooner?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 31, 2020

“In retrospect, it’s clear the ski resorts had a high potential to play a special role in the spreading of this disease within Colorado,” said Glen Mays, an expert on large-scale public health threats based at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Gov. Jared Polis Says Restaurant, Bar Closures Have Slowed Coronavirus’ Spread in Colorado

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Publish DateMarch 31, 2020

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my career,” added Dr. Marc Moss, head of pulmonology at UCHealth Hospital at the University Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, who joined Polis Monday. “There are intensive care units filled with people who look like you and me. And they were healthy a week and a half ago.”

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