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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Colorado Sun

Cash or Card? Coronavirus Further Shifted Society Away From Currency, Toward Digital Payments

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

The current focus centers on airborne transmission, said Dr. Lisa Miller, professor of epidemiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “What CDC is saying is they don’t think objects — or fomites, as they’re called in science literature — are the main way coronavirus spreads,” Miller said. “Based on the literature and the outbreaks that we’re seeing, it’s mostly a person-to-person respiratory spread. Things like your mail or currency don’t seem to be a major factor.”

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Colorado Public Radio

7 Medical Professionals Tell Us What It’s Like On Colorado’s Coronavirus Front Lines

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Dr. Abigail Lara, a pulmonary critical care physician at UCHealth, is the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She was the first in her family to go to college, the first to go to grad school, and today not only is she a doctor, but she’s also an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Bloomberg News

In the Fog of Pandemic, Companies Are Embracing Epidemiology

news outletBloomberg News
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Wary of missteps, companies are turning to consultants and academic experts for guidance. “The appetite for the information is huge,” says Mike Van Dyke, an associate professor at the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. The center began doing weekly webinars for businesses related to Covid-19 this spring that attracted at least 200 attendees each, compared with the 40 or 50 who typically attended the group’s online events before the pandemic.

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The New York Times

College Football Season Teeters on the Brink

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 15, 2020

Given budget crunches and coronavirus testing problems, should universities spend hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a season to routinely test players, coaches and staff? “Is this a good use of our resources?” said Dawn Comstock, a sports epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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9News

1,000 Patients Wanted for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Colorado

news outlet9News
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“Our site here at University of Colorado Hospital is part of a nationwide network called the COVID Prevention Network, which is set up so that it has a cohort of sites that are available to sequentially enroll into multiple vaccine studies,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician at the CU School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. “If it works, the Moderna vaccine could be a real game-changer for the pandemic.”

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Associated Press

Colorado Unveils Coronavirus Modeling Tool for Public

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“The goal is to put into the hands of Coloradans the tools that we use to project where the epidemic may go and to allow people to look and see how what they do can affect the course of the epidemic,” said Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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CBS4 Denver

Coronavirus In Colorado: Young Adults Seeing Higher Rate Of Infection

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Carlton with the Colorado School of Public Health said young adults usually show lesser symptoms and don’t need to be hospitalized. However, she is seeing that trend shift. “More concerning is percent of hospitalizations of people under 40 is upwards,” Dr. Carlton said. “Which means of the people hospitalized with COVID, more and more are young people.”

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The Denver Post

Colorado Epidemiologist Has Faith in NBA’s Orlando Bubble, But Should the League be Returning at All?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“We’re talking about degrees of risk in all these things, and I think sometimes that gets lost,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It’s not like there’s a black-and-white line between you’re either over 65 and you’re at risk or you’re under 65 and you’re not.”

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