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The New York Times

College Football Season Teeters on the Brink

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Given budget crunches and coronavirus testing problems, should universities spend hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a season to routinely test players, coaches and staff? “Is this a good use of our resources?” said Dawn Comstock, a sports epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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1,000 Patients Wanted for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“Our site here at University of Colorado Hospital is part of a nationwide network called the COVID Prevention Network, which is set up so that it has a cohort of sites that are available to sequentially enroll into multiple vaccine studies,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician at the CU School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. “If it works, the Moderna vaccine could be a real game-changer for the pandemic.”

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Associated Press

Colorado Unveils Coronavirus Modeling Tool for Public

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“The goal is to put into the hands of Coloradans the tools that we use to project where the epidemic may go and to allow people to look and see how what they do can affect the course of the epidemic,” said Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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CBS4 Denver

Coronavirus In Colorado: Young Adults Seeing Higher Rate Of Infection

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Carlton with the Colorado School of Public Health said young adults usually show lesser symptoms and don’t need to be hospitalized. However, she is seeing that trend shift. “More concerning is percent of hospitalizations of people under 40 is upwards,” Dr. Carlton said. “Which means of the people hospitalized with COVID, more and more are young people.”

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Denver Business Journal

Colorado Health System in Top 20 for Hospitals Ranked on Care, Civic Leadership

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

The University of Colorado Hospital Authority, based in Aurora, ranks among the top 20 U.S. hospitals, according to the Lown Institute Hospitals Index.

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The Denver Post

Colorado Epidemiologist Has Faith in NBA’s Orlando Bubble, But Should the League be Returning at All?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“We’re talking about degrees of risk in all these things, and I think sometimes that gets lost,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It’s not like there’s a black-and-white line between you’re either over 65 and you’re at risk or you’re under 65 and you’re not.”

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Blood Cell Damage May Explain Low Oxygen Levels; Two Vaccines Show Promise in Early Testing

news outletReuters
Publish DateJuly 01, 2020

Damage done by the coronavirus to the membranes of red blood cells that carry oxygen may explain why many COVID-19 patients have alarmingly low oxygen levels, according to new research. Specifically, the virus attacks the membranes' most abundant protein, called band 3, said senior researcher Angelo D'Alessandro of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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National Public Radio

A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

news outletNational Public Radio
Publish DateJuly 01, 2020

A good option: a mask made of two layers of a thick-weave fabric with a built-in pocket where you can place a filter, says May Chu, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health who co-authored a paper published on June 2 in Nano Letters on the filtration efficiency of household mask materials. ... "If you go to Walmart, you look for Oly-fun, which is the brand name of that fabric. It's also called spunbond," says Chu, who's a scientific adviser to the World Health Organization and helped craft its recent detailed guidance on cloth masks.

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