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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID-19 Cases Rise for Third Week to Reach Highest Levels Since Early August

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

It appears the rise reflects both increased testing on college campuses, and increased spread of the virus within that population, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. What direction the epidemic will take depends on how seriously people take precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing over the next days and weeks, she said. “The time is now” to prevent out-of-control spread, she said.

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U.S. News & World Report

‘It’s Not Rocket Science’: How America’s Healthiest Communities Have Battled the Coronavirus

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateSeptember 23, 2020

"We've seen quite a bit of variation across local communities, both in capacity to respond and capacity to implement recommendations" to keep the virus from spreading, says Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and an expert on public health strategy and preparedness. "There have been variations in trajectory of infections across communities."

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Helping Doctors Understand Cannabis

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

Some graduate schools are teaching health care workers about cannabis since many say they don’t feel prepared to answer patients' questions about it. That’s why University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy has started a program to address this. Interview with David Kroll with Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Heather Smith, who took the course.

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The New York Times

It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2020

“There is no good reason not to do it in kids,” said Sean O’Leary, a Colorado pediatrician who sits on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on infectious diseases. “It’s a matter of people not being comfortable with doing it.”

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The Denver Post

How Is In-Person Learning Going in Colorado? So Far, So Good, Parents and Experts Say

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

It’s an important distinction, said Sean O’Leary, professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. Since it’s early in the school year, he expects most positive cases “came in from the outside” rather than being contracted at school.

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The Colorado Sun

Months Before Its Arrival, Colorado Tries to Answer the Question: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateSeptember 03, 2020

“You can’t even plan for all these things in advance because your allocation protocol might change based on all the circumstances,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, a bioethicist who leads the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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The Denver Post

COVID-19 Plasma Research Well Underway in Colorado as Trump Fast-Tracks Wider Use

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Dr. Kyle Annen is the medical director of transfusion services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, based on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Her team collected its first units of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients on March 31, four days after the FDA approved its experimental use in serious COVID-19 cases.

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TIME

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay

news outletTIME
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

“In February of 2020, before COVID-19 really hit our country, telepsychiatry was beginning to be widely available but only sporadically adopted,” says Dr. Jay Shore, a professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Telepsychiatry Committee. “Now it’s been a tsunami. At the University of Colorado maybe 10% to 20% of [mental health] visits were over video before. Now, outside of inpatient stuff, we’re at like 100%.”

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