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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Washington Post

What happened to Eric Clapton?

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“He could be helping us in finishing off this pandemic, especially with a vulnerable population,” says Joshua Barocas, an associate professor of medicine with an expertise in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We’re looking at millions and millions of people worldwide. He could be a global ambassador, and instead he’s chosen the pro-covid, anti-public-health route.”

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The Atlantic

How Easily Can Vaccinated People Spread COVID?

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

Some recent research shows that even once they’ve been infected, the vaccinated are less likely to spread the coronavirus than the unvaccinated. “We’re back in this category of, Yeah, it can happen, but it seems to be a very rare event,” Ross Kedl, an immunology professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, told me.

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PBS News Hour

Colorado hospitals overwhelmed by young, ‘dramatically ill’ unvaccinated COVID patients

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

For a front-line perspective, I'm joined by Dr. Ivor Douglas. He's chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Denver Health and a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Douglas, welcome to the "NewsHour." Thank you for making the time. Take us, if you can, inside your hospital right now. What does it look like? What do you see?"

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HuffPost

Everything You Should Ask Or Be Told When You’ve Been Exposed To COVID At Work

news outletHuffPost
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

Ideally, you would not even need to ask questions of your employer about protocols. “It should be stated up front: ‘Should we have a case, this is what we are going to do,’” said Michael Van Dyke, an industrial hygienist who studies workplace exposure assessments at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations rise as deaths reach late-January levels

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 15, 2021

For a few weeks in September, the state’s cases and hospitalizations were on a “high plateau,” and there were some indications they could be slowly going down, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. “Now we’re still stuck on that high plateau, and it looks like things are trending upwards,” she said.

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USA Today

Poor health choices are killing rural Americans. COVID is making it worse.

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateOctober 15, 2021

Last month, Glen Mays was having dinner at a rural mountaintop restaurant west of the city when a fellow diner collapsed with a heart attack. Mays, a college professor, leapt into action, clearing a space and giving the 60-ish woman CPR. For 35 minutes. "It was exhausting," he said. "I knew as soon as it happened that it would be 30 minutes or more until we got an ambulance up there." An ambulance racing up a nearby canyon from the outskirts of Denver finally reached the woman, and the EMTs got her heart beating again before rushing her to the hospital. Mays doesn't know if she survived. But he does know her chances of survival are significantly lower than had she been in Denver. "Incidents that are survivable in urban areas are often not in rural areas," said Mays, the chair of the department of health systems and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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NPR

Breakthrough COVID may not be as threatening as scientists thought

news outletNPR
Publish DateOctober 15, 2021

In Provincetown, Mass., this summer, a lot of vaccinated people got infected with the coronavirus. And the assumption was that this was an example of vaccinated people with breakthrough infections giving their disease to other vaccinated people. But Ross Kedl says there's a problem with that conclusion. “In all these cases where you have these big breakthrough infections, there's always unvaccinated people in the room.” Kedl is an immunologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He says it's hard to prove that an infected vaccinated person actually was responsible for transmitting their infection to someone else.

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The Colorado Sun

Some hospitals resorted to crisis triage during the pandemic. A Colorado doctor says more should have.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateOctober 15, 2021

But Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, says the standards should have been used more widely during the pandemic. … The Sun spoke with Wynia to hear how crisis standards of care have worked during the pandemic and what he has learned to make them better in the future. The following Q&A has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

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