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U.S. labor revival in doubt as Delta raises worries about 'back to school'

news outletReuters
Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

“That is absolutely a concern as we move into this coming school year that we have this more contagious variant, and this is a group of individuals who won’t be eligible for vaccination yet,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases.

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Washington Post

Could my child’s clumsiness be a sign of a coordination disorder?

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Even more concerning, childhood clumsiness is associated with long-haul issues such as social isolation and anxiety. “Repeated frustration with motor tasks can lead to poor academic performance, low self-esteem, behavior problems and depression,” says Lisa Dannemiller, an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Studies suggest kids with DCD are two to three times as likely to show signs of clinical depression as neurotypical kids.

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Denver Gazette

DPS will require universal masking indoors in coming school year, district says

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

"Given the large numbers of unvaccinated school children (including all kids under 12 years), I believe that a universal mask-wearing policy in schools will be a very beneficial and low-cost strategy to reduce transmission," said Glen Mays, also of the Colorado School of Public Health. "I anticipate that many school districts will need to consider such a policy this fall, despite the fact that mask requirements remain unpopular among some groups."

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The Scientist

Researchers Head to the Hills to Study Pregnancy

news outletThe Scientist
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

To navigate the political, cultural, and language barriers that come with researching pregnancy in another country, Colleen Glyde Julian says she channels the properties of chewing gum. Julian, an integrative physiologist at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, says that remaining flexible under grinding pressure is “the defining characteristic that somebody must have to do this kind of work”—wisdom she cultivated as a PhD student working under another Anschutz researcher, biomedical anthropologist Lorna Grindlay Moore. “You just have to take it all in stride.”

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How Will Delta and COVID-19 Change This Back-to-School Season? Here's What to Know

news outletTIME
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Though it doesn’t seem to cause more severe illness (in either children or adults), Dr. Sean O’Leary, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says he’s concerned that kids could carry the virus back home to vulnerable family members, or in the other direction, putting teachers and staffers at risk. “I think it has the potential to be bad,” he says.

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CDC Tells The Vaccinated To Mask Up In Some Settings. Our Questionnaire Can Guide You

news outletNPR
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

"It's so subjective and situational," says May Chu, a clinical professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, who led the research on masks and respirators for the World Health Organization. "It's easier to think it through if you know what the risks are that you need to evaluate."

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Denver 7

UCHealth doctor supports booster shot for people with weak immune systems

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Campbell oversaw two major clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and on the Anschutz Medical Campus. He says while the vaccines available are up to 94% effective, people with compromised immune systems are less responsive to the shot, and their effectiveness drops between 50 and 40%.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations and cases rising faster; three-quarters of state has “substantial” spread

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Talia Quandelacy, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, said she hopes enough people will get vaccinated to start bending the curve of new infections, but right now, the “rapid” growth in the numbers doesn’t offer much cause for optimism. “Things look like it’s getting worse,” she said.

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