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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The New York Times

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

Dr. Maya Haasz, an attending physician in the pediatric emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an assistant professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine, said they are seeing injuries that reflect a summer of individual activity rather than team sports. Kids are out riding their bikes and their scooters, she said, but not always wearing helmets. “We’re seeing more significant head injuries,” she said.

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Is It Safe to Travel to See My Family?

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

In search of what I might call a more humanistic view on air travel in the time of COVID-19, I reached out to an unlikely source: an infectious disease specialist. Dr. Michelle Barron is the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. Talking with Barron about the risks of contracting and spreading COVID-19 while traveling was a little like talking to Alex Honnold about the perils of rock climbing.

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The Denver Post

Rocky, Postponement-Filled Week Leaves Doubt as to Whether MLB Can Pull off 2020 Season

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

“They’re doing the right things in identifying who’s infected, making sure those people are isolated, doing contract tracing, quarantining,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at Colorado School of Public Health. “Those are all very important, but unless they can figure out exactly what’s gone wrong with each outbreak — and correct it — then it seems like they run the risk of this continuing.”

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PBS News Hour

How to Keep Kids Healthy as the Country Reopens

news outletPBS News Hour
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

The political fight over children returning to school this fall continues to rage, and now the medical community is weighing in, with the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing its own guidance. Dr. Sean O’Leary is vice chair of the organization’s committee on infectious diseases. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain how children are affected by the virus and the challenges of reopening schools.

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The Hill

Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Say Telehealth Expansion to Continue Beyond Pandemic

news outletThe Hill
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

“We know that most of the diabetes care can be done through telehealth — at least three of the four visits a year can be easily through telehealth,” said Satish Garg, a professor at the University of Colorado’s Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. He said he hopes insurance companies will continue to pay for telehealth visits, which several major insurers agreed to do temporarily in March.

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The First Wave: Inside Colorado’s Initial Response to COVID-19

news outlet5280
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

By late January, Dr. Sam Dominguez sensed the world was about to change. The professor of infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine had spent his entire career studying emerging pathogens such as SARS, and the news coming out of China at the time, about a novel coronavirus with a high human-to-human transmission rate, led him to believe a pandemic was possible. “It seemed like there was a tidal wave coming,” says Dominguez, who is also a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, “and medical facilities needed to gear up.”

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The Denver Post

Kids and COVID-19: What Experts Do (And Do Not) Know About How the Virus Affects Children

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

“What happens in schools is going to be reflective of the broader community no matter how good a job we do in implementing the mitigation measures,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. “If we see that in mid-August we are seeing similar levels of disease to what we’re seeing in Texas and Arizona, I don’t know that it’s safe to open schools at that point because there’s so much virus circulating.”

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The New York Times

Multiple Vaccine Candidates Show Early Promise; Inhaled Interferon Helps Severe COVID-19 Patients

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

People are wary about close contact with others, so the pandemic is a real threat to bystander CPR, Dr. Sarah Perman of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora told Reuters. Writing in the journal Circulation, she notes that the American Heart Association recommends hands-only CPR and precautions such as covering faces to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets that may carry the coronavirus.

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