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Wired

Covid Protections Kept Other Viruses at Bay. Now They’re Back

news outletWired
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

“There’s nothing about enteroviruses that makes them love even years—they don’t have a lucky number,” says Kevin Messacar, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado and Children's Hospital Colorado who was a coauthor on that March analysis. “The model for this whole family of viruses, which is well-described, would not predict that we would wait until 2022 for an outbreak because we missed a cycle. It would say we are continually growing the pool of susceptibles who haven’t seen that virus.”

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Colorado Public Radio

Colorado’s $1 Million Vaccine Drawings Are Almost Over. Did They Convince Anyone To Get The Shot?

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

“It’s hard to answer that question definitively, I think,” said Glen Mays, the chair and a professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz. He said the drawings were novel and helped promote awareness and excitement about the vaccinations but they came after many early adopters already had gotten their shots. So it’s “really difficult to know exactly what, if any, boost it’s had.” It seems likely that the drawings, at the very least, arrested, then slowed, a significant slide in consumer interest in getting the vaccine.

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The New York Times

Virus cases are surging at crowded immigration detention centers in the U.S.

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

Dr. Carlos Franco-Paredes, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who has inspected immigration detention centers during the pandemic, said that several factors were to blame for the surge, including transfers of detainees between facilities, insufficient testing and lax Covid-19 safety measures. For example, he said, during a recent inspection at a center in Aurora, Colo., he saw many staff members who were not wearing face coverings properly, adding: “There is minimal to no accountability regarding their protocols.”

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9News

Warrior Way: Creative arts therapy helping young cancer patients

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

A CU nursing graduate is on a mission to combine art with chemo to help our youngest warriors take back control.

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The Denver Post

As pandemic wanes, will burnout fuel exodus of Colorado health care workers?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

“It’s as if we’ve been in a war zone for the last year,” said Dr. Marc Moss, head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who has researched burnout among hospital workers. “It’s not anyone’s fault. We have tough jobs and we see tragedy.” Hospital workers have carried out duties that they have never done before — and likely never expected they would be called on to do — before COVID-19. For example, there were radiologists working in intensive care units during the pandemic, Gold said.

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Denver 7

Young translators at CU’s Sheridan Health Services show volunteering is a family affair

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

Scott Harpin is an associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, which operates CU’s Family Health Services Clinic in Sheridan. Clinic director Megan Champion said volunteers like the Harpins are helping the clinic accomplish its mission of providing equitable distribution of the COVID vaccine. “The weekend vaccination clinics really did an excellent job of targeting people who were falling through the cracks because maybe they didn't have reliable internet or English was their second language, so it was more difficult to navigate,” Champion said. “Coming to get a vaccine can be scary, so seeing kids and families helps make it a warmer environment.”

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Healio

Passion for pediatric diabetes: A conversation with Kristen Nadeau, MD, MS

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 02, 2021

Pediatric diabetes research is an area that hits close to home for Kristen Nadeau, MD, MS, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. A member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi, Nadeau worked on two Native American reservations in medical school and observed a rising medical problem within the population.

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The New York Times

8-Year-Olds in Despair: The Mental Health Crisis Is Getting Younger

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 02, 2021

“I anticipate that we will see this crisis grow in the fall as kids return to school and are trying to adjust to making up for a year of lost development,” said Jenna Glover, a child psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado [and assistant professor of psychiatry at CU School of Medicine].

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