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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The New York Times

Medical Students, Sidelined for Now, Find New Ways to Fight Coronavirus

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 25, 2020

At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, student organizers used a GroupMe texting app, Facebook and email to mobilize not only classmates but also area nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy students. Now more than 300 student volunteers are working at nine locations in the area, including hospitals, elder outreach programs and the local Salvation Army.

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The Denver Post

Coronavirus Cases in Colorado Still Expected Climb Even as Officials Tighten Social Distancing Measures

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 25, 2020

“There’s always a potential for a resurgence, if there’s still people out there who are still sick,” said Kathryn Colborn, research director for surgical outcomes and applied research at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Westword

Safeguarding Reproductive Care During COVID-19 Crisis

news outletWestword
Publish DateMarch 25, 2020

"Things that should be routine and easy are becoming much more complex," says Dr. Nina Ball, a recent graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a consultant with the advocacy group Cobalt. "Life is changing as we all try to act in the most socially conscious way and avoid trips out of the house that are not necessary and keep distance from others to stop the spread of COVID-19."

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The New York Times

Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 25, 2020

“It would be irresponsible at this point not to get ready to make tragic decisions about who lives and who dies,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado.

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The New York Times

The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 23, 2020

In Colorado, Dr. Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist and infectious disease doctor, is working on a plan that would also assign a score. In his rubric, the first considerations are odds of survival and expected length of treatment. ...  “One thing everyone agrees on is that the most morally defensible way to decide would be to ask the patients,” Dr. Wynia said.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Medical Students Deploy Across Colorado to Help Combat Coronavirus

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 19, 2020

“(I’m) impressed and humbled by the people that have responded. I think that it really shows the dedication of our future health professionals,” Halea Meese, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine said. Meese and another student, Jake Fox, helped organize hundreds of volunteers after they received a call from the governor’s office asking students to assist with triaging hotline phone calls from people with questions about COVID-19.

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Colorado Public Radio

These Colorado Labs Could Produce A COVID-19 Vaccine

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateMarch 19, 2020

"You always want to go ahead and make a vaccine to a virus that is this deadly because guaranteed, we are going to see it again on this planet," said David Kroll, PhD and professor of pharmacology, at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. "

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NPR

It's Time To Get Serious About Social Distancing. Here's How.

news outletNPR
Publish DateMarch 18, 2020

I need to go to the grocery store. How do I do that in a way that's safest for me and others? This counts as an essential trip, of course. But try going to the grocery store during off-peak hours, when it's less likely to be crowded, says Dr. Sean O' Leary, an assistant professor of pediatrics and infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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