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The New Yorker

When the Kids Started Getting Sick

news outletThe New Yorker
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

A study from the Colorado School of Public Health, published in Environmental Science & Technology, found that those who live within a mile of an unconventional gas well can be exposed to eighty-six times more benzene than other communities are; benzene exposure has been linked to leukemia.

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The New York Times

In Their Own Words: Why Health Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“I am an infectious diseases physician, respiratory virus researcher, pediatric hospitalist and mother of two. I have taken care of children with Covid-19 and seen its devastating complications. I have engaged in this work while taking care of the academic and social-emotional needs of my children. I had to make the difficult choice to abandon the public school system, of which I was a strong proponent. My children needed to be in school. I needed them to be in school. I knew this could be done safely. I wish the same for everyone else.” Suchitra Rao, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Pediatrician, Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital, Colorado

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The Denver Post

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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9News

Colorado doctor featured on Golden Globes with actress Carey Mulligan

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Holguin, who usually spends his days treating patients at UCHealth and teaching at the CU Anschutz School of Medicine, joined actress Carey Mulligan for a telehealth skit during the awards show. "If you asked me, 'would you ever see yourself in the Golden Globes?' Of course, never. It’s really quite a lot of fun," Holguin said. "They called me up and from one day to another, I was learning some lines, which I was a little bit nervous about because I don’t do this for a living."

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5280

It’s Been One Year Since Students Started Widespread Distance Learning

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“Our children have been hurt in many ways,” says Dr. Steven Berkowitz, a medical doctor and a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he studies child stress, trauma, and resilience. “School has been among the most significant pressure points.”

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NBC News

Inside 'post-Covid' clinics: How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Dr. Sarah Jolley, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine] in Aurora, called for the medical community to create standardized definitions and guidelines of care.

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The Denver Post

“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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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctor Calls Johnson & Johnson Vaccine News ‘Very Exciting’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“This is very exciting,” said Dr. Ross Kedl, a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s another home run.” While some are quick to point out that both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines have higher efficacy rates, Kedl says it’s not as big of a difference as it seems. “The differences between 80% and 95% are not exactly quibbling, but they’re less significant than the overall message,” Kedl said. “We’re super excited when the flu vaccine has somewhere between a 30 and 60% efficacy.”

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