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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Denver Post

Not just sore throats and scraped knees: School nurses play pivotal role in containing COVID-19 in Colorado

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

That’s been an adjustment for Lexi Barrere, an instructor at the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing and nurse practitioner at a school-based health clinic serving families in Sheridan School District No. 2. Barrere and her colleagues would traditionally go into schools to provide services such as sports physicals and mental, dental or behavioral health care, but now they rely on connecting with patients virtually, which is limiting families’ access to care, she said.

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New York Post

Doctors fear COVID-19 worst for college basketball: ‘Horrible idea’

news outletNew York Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

“My thoughts are that it’s a horrible idea to play,” Comstock, an epidemiology professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and a sports injury expert, said with an uneasy laugh, “but I have no doubt that colleges are going to go through with it anyway.

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Colorado Politics

Foundation started after Sandy Hook shooting to study violence prevention to merge with CU Anschutz Medical Campus center

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

A foundation started by the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim is closing and being reborn as a program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Folding the Avielle Foundation into the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the university’s main medical training and services campus will make the work of the center more robust and lead to a broader impact, said Matt Vogl, the center's executive director. “We are not currently able to focus attention specifically on violence prevention, building compassion and the associated brain science behind those things,” he said in an email. “Now we can.”

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CBS4 Denver

‘It’s Exciting’: Denver Moderna COVID Vaccine Trial Participant Talks About Effective Rate

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

“We have two independent scientific experiments that come up with the same results that demonstrate that both of these vaccines are highly effective,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, a professor of infectious disease medicine at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “We are able to do that already with lots of other vaccines, I don’t think that will be a big issue.”

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9News

Q&A: The mental health toll for health care workers in the pandemic

news outlet9News
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

About a month into the pandemic, Dr. Michelle Barron, professor at the CU School of Medicine specializing in infectious diseases, took the advice she had been giving others for years and sought the help of a therapist. She shared her reasoning in an episode of the CU Anschutz podcast "COVID Reflections" which focuses on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Colorado Sun

Opinion: Why it’s crucial to protect yourself from coronavirus at work

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

I am a proud member of the research community here in Colorado, having been a professor of immunology at the University of Colorado for the last 16 years.  During these difficult times, we at the CU-Anschutz Medical Campus have done much to alter our normal research programs to address the pandemic and its impact on Coloradans. 

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The New York Times

‘Clearly, Coloradans have lapsed’: New virus cases are setting records in Colorado

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

“It’s really a very scary rise,” Dr. Jonathan Samet, the dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, said in an interview. “Clearly, Coloradans have lapsed.”

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The Denver Post

More Coloradans are dying from Alzheimer’s disease during pandemic as social isolation takes its toll

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 05, 2020

“We will start to see more of these deaths occurring with more hospitalizations and more people in the ICU,” said Dr. Zachary Macchi, an instructor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. “Ultimately, more of those patients are going to be those who are in living facilities and are at risk.”

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