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Today

What is Kawasaki Disease?

news outletToday
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

"Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to prevent coronary artery aneurysms or dilation," Dr. Pei-Ni Jone, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora told TODAY, via email. "Please contact your primary care physician if your child presents with high fever, red eyes, red lips, big lymph nodes and rash so that early recognition of the diagnosis can happen. Early treatment will prevent coronary artery dilation."

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The Guardian

What Coronavirus is Doing to Stressed US Health Workers – and Why it Will be Felt for Years

news outletThe Guardian
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

“Obviously, we don’t know a lot of what’s going to happen once this Covid response is over,” said Meredith Mealer, a professor at the University of Colorado’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute who worked on the study of nurses . “I would anticipate we start to see nurses and physicians who have PTSD as a result of this up closer to 40-50%.”

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado’s Rural Pharmacies Wrestle Against Big Business to Remain Community Cornerstones

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

“Rural pharmacies are a cornerstone of their communities, and the pandemic has only heightened that,” said Gina Moore, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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HuffPost

The Futile Search For A Magic Number That Says It’s Safe To Reopen

news outletHuffPost
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

But Elizabeth Carlton, an epidemiologist at the University of Colorado [School of Public Health], said case numbers and hospitalization rates don’t always represent what is happening right now in terms of infections.  “If someone gets infected today, they won’t have symptoms for up to five days, then it might take a few more to get a test, then a few more to get their results,” Carlton said.

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Colorado Public Radio

Advice For A New Nurse From A Veteran On Colorado’s Coronavirus Front Lines

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

You might say nursing is the family business. Gordon-Norby’s father and grandmother were nurses. The graduate of the University of Colorado College of Nursing has already had several job interviews. “The thought of joining correctional nursing right now, during a pandemic, I guess it's terrifying. Because everyone is in such close quarters and so that's scary. But then also I would be proud to be able to jump into that response,” she added.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

CU Researchers Develop More Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

“From that work, we already had a reasonable understanding of the types of antibody responses we should look for in a person infected with SARS-Co-V-2,” said Dr. Tem Morrison, an associate professor of immunology and microbiology at CU Anschutz.

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The Denver Post

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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Bitterroot Magazine

Work or Stay Home? It’s a Matter of Survival

news outletBitterroot Magazine
Publish DateMay 15, 2020

“Obviously the safest thing to do would be to shut down and stay in our houses until a vaccine appears — but we can’t do that,” Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, told me. With a vaccine unlikely to be developed this year, Samet said leaders must decide how to reengage society with the virus still at play. “It’s far more complex balancing the economy against the epidemiology here,” he said, “but we’ve got to find that balance.”

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