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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The New York Times

In Their Own Words: Why Health Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“I am an infectious diseases physician, respiratory virus researcher, pediatric hospitalist and mother of two. I have taken care of children with Covid-19 and seen its devastating complications. I have engaged in this work while taking care of the academic and social-emotional needs of my children. I had to make the difficult choice to abandon the public school system, of which I was a strong proponent. My children needed to be in school. I needed them to be in school. I knew this could be done safely. I wish the same for everyone else.” Suchitra Rao, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Pediatrician, Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital, Colorado

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The Denver Post

What is herd immunity?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Generally speaking, a population has reached herd immunity when each infected person passes a virus to no more than one other person, on average, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Under those circumstances, an epidemic will peter out, though some people still will get sick after reaching the herd immunity threshold, he said.

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5280

It’s Been One Year Since Students Started Widespread Distance Learning

news outlet5280
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“Our children have been hurt in many ways,” says Dr. Steven Berkowitz, a medical doctor and a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he studies child stress, trauma, and resilience. “School has been among the most significant pressure points.”

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NBC News

Inside 'post-Covid' clinics: How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers

news outletNBC News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Dr. Sarah Jolley, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine] in Aurora, called for the medical community to create standardized definitions and guidelines of care.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Doctor Calls Johnson & Johnson Vaccine News ‘Very Exciting’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“This is very exciting,” said Dr. Ross Kedl, a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s another home run.” While some are quick to point out that both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines have higher efficacy rates, Kedl says it’s not as big of a difference as it seems. “The differences between 80% and 95% are not exactly quibbling, but they’re less significant than the overall message,” Kedl said. “We’re super excited when the flu vaccine has somewhere between a 30 and 60% efficacy.”

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Colorado Public Radio

What Side Effects To Expect From The COVID Vaccine (And Why It Still Beats Getting Sick)

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Dr. Fernando Holguin, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Anschutz Medical Campus, said the studies reflect what he’s seen. “There were no hospitalizations related to these events and people recover in one to two days,” Holguin said. He said the symptoms pale in comparison to those who get hit hard with COVID-19.

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Denver 7

Will the COVID-19 pandemic change our perception on employees staying home when they are sick?

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

There are potential economic benefits for businesses that allow employees to call out sick, according to Glen Mays, a professor of public health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We know from strong evidence that taking sick days significantly reduces the likelihood of transmission in the work settings,” Mays said.

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Colorado Public Radio

Coronavirus Stole Chef Bonanno’s Taste And Smell. Science Is Working On Why

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

The good news according to neuroscientist Diego Restrepo who runs a smell lab at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is that, for most people, the loss of these senses is temporary. Bonanno said his wife lost hers for just a few days. “Most people will recover their sense of taste and smell within a few months,” Restrepo said.

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