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Did COVID-19 Cancel Thanksgiving? What to Know About Holiday Travel During the Pandemic

news outletHealthline
Publish DateOctober 29, 2020

If you’re traveling, consider staying at a hotel rather than with relatives, unless everyone in the group is very low risk and has plenty of space to spread out, said Dr. Andrés Henao, internal medicine physician, infectious disease specialist, and director of the UCHealth Travel Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Associated Press

US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateOctober 29, 2020

Dr. Daniel Pastula, a neuroinfectious disease physician at UC Health University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine associate professor of neurology], said the outdoor element of ski trips is generally safe during a pandemic, but the virus could spread if people congregate in places such as lift lines, lodges, restaurants and bathrooms. “I think you can ski smartly and safely. Again, not completely eliminating the risk, but really reducing it,” he said. Pastula listed now-common safety measures for skiers to follow, among them staying outdoors as much as possible, avoiding crowds and staying home when sick.

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The New York Times

What Does ‘Negative’ on a Coronavirus Test Really Mean?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateOctober 20, 2020

“The tests have to be used when they’re supposed to be used,” said Andrea Prinzi, a clinical microbiologist at the University of Colorado, Anschutz. “That’s when they’re going to help you the most.”

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LADDERS

This is what happens when our minds are faced with a split-second decision

news outletLADDERS
Publish DateOctober 20, 2020

“We wanted to know how this kind of decision making takes place,” says senior study author Diego Restrepo, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in a release. “How, for example, do you decide to swing or not swing at a fastball in baseball?”

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The New York Times

In a First, New England Journal of Medicine Joins Never-Trumpers

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

“Wow,” said Dr. Matthew K. Wynia, an infectious disease specialist and director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. He noted that the editorial did not explicitly mention Mr. Biden, but said it was clearly “an obvious call to replace the president.”

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The Denver Post

Colorado is one of just six states where Latinos are more likely to die prematurely than white residents

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

The things that make Colorado a healthy place, like the abundant opportunities for outdoor exercise, aren’t equally available to people who work lower-paying jobs and don’t have the money or free time to enjoy them, said Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Latino Research and Policy Center. And who works in low-wage jobs, which also tend to be more dangerous and may not offer health insurance, isn’t random, she said.

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Wall Street Journal

Trump’s Covid-19 Treatment Seeks to Boost Immune Response

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

But their immune systems are another important factor, researchers say. “When you challenge a body with a virus or a vaccine, there’s just not the vigorous response,” said Cari Levy, a geriatrician who is a professor at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine].

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Denver Business Journal

New CU Anschutz technology could speed up drug development in the Mountain West

news outletDenver Business Journal
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

“The last time we invested in this type of technology was 10 years ago,” said David Ross, associate dean for research at the Skaggs School. “It’s a once-in-a-decade advancement.” Anschutz Medical Campus researchers are studying novel diseases and determining what molecules could be put together to develop a drug that could treat those diseases.

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