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Colorado Offered Prison Staff $500 To Boost COVID Vaccinations Two Months Ago. Around 40% Remain Unpoked

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

“If people don't like the idea of an incentive, you have to think: okay, so what are the alternatives?” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz. “Because in the end, for many vaccines we have, if the vaccine is important, we have had to implement mandates in order to keep people vaccinated over time.”

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FOX News

AstraZeneca antibody cocktail fails to prevent COVID-19 symptoms in trial

news outletFOX News
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

"The results of STORM CHASER suggest that AZD7442 may be useful in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in individuals not already infected," Myron J. Levin, M.D., professor of pediatrics and medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and principal trial investigator, said in a news release.

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Colorado Public Radio

Million-Dollar Drawings, Drag Queens And Free Beer — How Effective Are COVID Vaccine Incentives?

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

There’s little formal research on non-monetary incentives, like drag queens, mariachi bands, churros and beer, said Glen Mays, who is chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. But the good news is he expects even clinics that vaccinate relatively few people will generate ripple effects. “People who get vaccinated through these kinds of special events, they’re connected to friends and colleagues. And having a friend who’s been vaccinated, having a social contact, who’s been vaccinated, raises those other social contacts’ likelihood of being aware of and ultimately taking up the vaccine,” said Mays.

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How to safely host a 4th of July party this year

news outletToday
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

Dr. May Chu, a clinical epidemiology professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, said that as a public health practitioner, she'd never say an event is "totally safe," but right now, it seems reasonable to "congregate outdoors and have a good time." "I think a few caveats is that if you're not vaccinated, then you do need to be careful not to be so close (to people) so that you put yourself at risk for being exposed," said Chu, who said that she would still advise unvaccinated people to wear masks when mixing with groups from outside their household. "... In general, the rule of thumb is that it's a green light, with a few considerations."

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The Denver Post

Nearly 9,000 more Coloradans died in 2020 than normal as fatalities jumped 23.5% during pandemic

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 10, 2021

“We’ve known since early on that the full impact was not only deaths due to this virus,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, adding, “People want to understand this better.”

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What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccines

news outlet5280
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

To help respond to some of the most common queries, we enlisted the help of Dr. Sean O’Leary, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the vice chair for the committee on infectious diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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NBC News

Remote therapy was a mental health lifeline during the pandemic. What happens now?

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

“We are in a mental health crisis right now, so more people are struggling and may be more open to accessing services,” said psychologist Allison Dempsey, associate professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. “It’s much easier to connect from your living room.”

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CBS4 Denver

COVID In Colorado: Hospitalization Levels Show There’s ‘Still Virus Circulation’ As Fourth Wave Continues

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 28, 2021

“The number I track most closely is the number of people admitted into the hospital. I think that is a strong indicator of how severe the cases we’re having,” Elizabeth Carlton, Colorado School of Public Health Assistant Professor. Carlton has been tracking and researching the data since the outbreak started. “Let’s put it in perspective. On average in December when things were at their worst in Colorado, we were admitting about 290 people per day, the last few weeks it’s been as high as 100 per day on average, now we’re dropping down to 70 people,” she said.

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