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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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TIME

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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NPR

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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CNN

The pandemic has pushed children’s mental health and access to care to a ‘crisis point’

news outletCNN
Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

“We really have never seen anything like this rapid growth in kids presenting with mental health problems and the severity of those problems. I’ve never seen this in my entire career,” said Jenna Glover, the director of psychology training at Children's Hospital Colorado [and associate professor of psychiatry at CU School of Medicine].

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NPR

Sunscreen And Aloe Products Recalled For Containing Carcinogenic Chemical

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Well, benzene is a known carcinogen. No level of exposure is considered safe. That said, the levels found in sunscreens were relatively low. So by themselves, they don't pose a big risk. That's according to Dr. Daniel Teitelbaum of the Colorado School of Public Health. He spent decades studying benzene exposure. But he says the problem is that we are exposed to low levels of benzene from various sources all the time, in the air we breathe from things like petrochemical refining and vehicle exhaust. “And that, of course, adds up. And that's why low levels of any single product used repeatedly combined with all of our background exposures increases the rates of cancer in the population.”

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