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The Denver Post

Clock ticking on getting more Colorado teens vaccinated against COVID-19 before school starts

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Children under 12 are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, which both leaves them vulnerable to the virus and means there still will be outbreaks this upcoming school year, said Beth Carlton, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Since it is possible the virus will be circulating in schools, other measures to reduce transmission — masking, physical distancing and adequate ventilation — will likely still be needed, she said.

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Healio

More youths with type 1 diabetes meet time-in-range goal with hybrid closed-loop system

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“The Control-IQ system can significantly improve time in range between 70 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL, bringing it closer to the [American Diabetes Association] goal of 70%,” Laurel H. Messer, PhD, RN, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, told Healio. “This is a huge win for children and adolescents, who particularly struggle with glycemic control.”

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Bloomberg News

Covid Booster Shots Can Wait Even as Variants Spread, Scientists Say

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“Right now there doesn’t seem a reason to need a booster,” said Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine]. “There are legitimate concerns about the motivations about Pfizer’s statement, given it’s in their financial interest to promote this concept. That doesn’t mean to say they’re wrong, but we need to follow the science.”

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The New York Times

Promising to Love, Honor and Remain Quirky

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

“We were introduced by email, so we just continued emailing,” said Dr. Grossman, who specializes in emergency medicine. She is currently the medical director of the UCHealth Integrative Medicine Center, and a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Denver.

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NPR

Fútbol, Flags And Fun: Getting Creative To Reach Unvaccinated Latinos In Colorado

news outletNPR
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

All this portends a more uneven pandemic, says Dr. Fernando Holguin, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at the Latino Research and Policy Center at the Colorado School of Public Health. He worries cases, hospitalizations and deaths will keep flaring up in less-vaccinated communities, especially predominantly Hispanic communities in parts of Colorado or other states where overall vaccination rates are poor. "They're at risk, especially moving into the fall of seeing increasing waves of infections. I think it is really critical that people really become vaccinated," Holguin said.

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The Denver Post

Denver children aren’t tested enough for blood lead levels, state health officials say

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

The tests can also be a good way to catch underlying problems in infrastructure or water supplies — like in Flint, Mich., where for years nearly 30,000 schoolchildren were exposed to water contaminated with lead after city officials began drawing water from the Flint River in 2014, according to Glenn Patterson, a professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

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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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