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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Business Insider

The US has Reported 31 Coronavirus Deaths Among at Least 1,080 Cases. Here's What we Know About the US Patients.

news outletBusiness Insider
Publish DateMarch 11, 2020

"The incentives of the healthcare system are antithetical to building and maintaining surge capacity," Dr. Matthew Wynia, the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, told Business Insider. When Wynia thinks about shortfalls related to disasters, he keeps in mind that it includes shortages to "staff, stuff and space.

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The Denver Post

How Colorado’s Climate Could Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 10, 2020

Thomas Jaenisch, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Colorado School of Public Health, said that he believes the state’s dry and warm summer climate could help contain the coronavirus’ spread during the upcoming warmer seasons. “I think this is something that is reasonable to speculate,” Jaenisch said.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado Wants to Ensure Coronavirus won’t Affect Low-Income, Minority Communities Disproportionately

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 10, 2020

“It boils down to these communities being less protected, with fewer resources to be deployed to screen and identify a threat,” said Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health. “When a new thing happens, you have to make choices every day. Ultimately, that means someone’s not going to get served.”

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CBS4 Denver

Coronavirus Concerning For People With Compromised Immune Systems

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMarch 10, 2020

“It’s not necessary for most people with COVID-19 to come into the hospital. If people aren’t sick enough to be in the hospital, if they can manage their illness at home, keep themselves away from others until the illness resolves, then that will help protect the people who have to be in the hospital, like people with cancer and other illnesses, that are more susceptible,” says Dr. Thomas Campbell, professor of Infection Disease at the University of Colorado.

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Kaiser Health News

During A Pandemic, States’ Patchwork Of Crisis Strategies Could Mean Uneven Care

news outletKaiser Health News
Publish DateMarch 05, 2020

“You definitely don’t want people making those decisions in the heat of the moment, when they haven’t slept and they haven’t eaten and there’s no air conditioning,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. “You make worse decisions under those circumstances.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Coronavirus Vaccine in the Works

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMarch 05, 2020

"If you have the genetic material and know what it’s alphabetical order is, it’s possible that you make a vaccine slightly faster," said Dr. David Kroll, a professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the Anschutz Medical Campus. "What you’re trying to do there is figure out what dose is required to give an immune system response that could fight off or inactivate the virus.”

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Yahoo News

CDC Guidelines on Male Facial Hair Goes Viral Amid the Coronavirus Fears

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2020

Michelle Barron, MD, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, clarifies to Yahoo Lifestyle why the guide might not exactly be relevant to the general public in preparing for coronavirus outbreaks: “These CDC guidelines apply to healthcare workers who wear respirators — not the standard masks for the public at large.”

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The Colorado Sun

From Rationing Masks to Polishing Emergency Plans, Here’s how Colorado Hospitals are Preparing for the Coronavirus

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 04, 2020

Dr. Michelle Barron, the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and CU School of Medicine], tells a story of an unannounced drill a couple years ago for responding to the Ebola virus. A member of Barron’s team talked of recent travel to Africa, then collapsed to the floor. Just as her alarmed colleagues were about to stick an IV in her arm, the woman fessed up that it was a drill. “That’s the way hospitals operate,” Barron said. “We’ve got to plan for these things. There’s nothing special for (coronavirus) we needed to do in that regard because we do it on a daily basis.”

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