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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Explainer: Is it safe for Americans to travel for the holidays?

news outletReuters
Publish DateDecember 17, 2021

Experts said that holiday activities pose more risk in large crowds, indoors and in poorly ventilated spaces where the virus spreads more easily. People should gather outdoors, wear masks and perform rapid tests before meeting unvaccinated family and friends and before returning to work, said Joshua Barocas, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Some teens may get a Covid-19 vaccine booster soon, but younger kids might not get one at all

news outletCNN
Publish DateDecember 17, 2021

Dr. Sean O'Leary, a professor of pediatric infectious disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who works with Children's Hospital Colorado, said his fellow pediatricians are starting to hear from more parents, "particularly for the older kids who were vaccinated several months ago."

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The New York Times

U.S. pediatricians say Covid cases in children are on the rise.

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateDecember 17, 2021

“Is there cause for concern? Absolutely,” Dr. Sean O’Leary, the vice chair of the academy’s infectious diseases committee, said in an interview on Monday night. “What’s driving the increase in kids is there is an increase in cases overall.” Children have accounted for a greater percentage of overall cases since the vaccines became widely available to adults, said Dr. O’Leary, who is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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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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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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