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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Daily Beast

Your Dog Has Pandemic Anxiety, Too

news outletThe Daily Beast
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Cinnamon Dixon, associate professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado and an attending pediatrician at Children's Hospital Colorado, said that while the researchers didn’t have national data from this period, she doubted the findings would prove unique to Colorado. According to 2019 data shared by the United States Postal Service during their annual “Dog Bite Awareness Week” in June, the state doesn’t usually rank among even the top ten “dog bite states.”

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The New York Times

Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateAugust 28, 2020

Dr. Maya Haasz, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said that for the past few years, every child over age 10 who comes to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she is an attending physician, is screened for suicide risk, using a questionnaire. “Somewhere between 5 and 10 percent of our patients presenting for nonmental health concerns screen positive,” she said — and this was true before the pandemic. 

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Kaiser Health News

DeSantis Says COVID Is a Lower Risk for School-Aged Kids Than Flu

news outletKaiser Health News
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

Dr. Sean O’Leary, professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said the growing number of U.S. deaths could be another reason to think about COVID-19 and children. “We do know for sure that schoolchildren are major drivers of influenza epidemics in the community and, though that is not as much the case with COVID, it doesn’t mean they can’t spread it,” he said.

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The Colorado Sun

With Colorado schools Resuming Classes Amid Coronavirus, the Outdoors Provides a Safe Place to Learn

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

As school districts embark on the school year with the pandemic still posing a threat, Dr. Glen Mays, chairman of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health, is a big proponent of schools exploring every possibility to maximize outdoor instruction. Airborne transmission is “much less likely to take place in an outdoor setting just because the larger volume of air outside,” Mays said.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s New COVID-19 Cases Fall for 3rd Week, but Officials Urge Caution as Labor Day Holiday Approaches

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

Overall, the indicators are “encouraging,” said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. The concern is that people will relax their precautions over Labor Day weekend, just as schools and universities are bringing their students back, she said. Experts still don’t know what caused an increase in cases and hospitalizations in July, but one theory is that the virus spread at Independence Day celebrations.

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USA Today

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Need Diverse Volunteers to Ensure Safety, Effectiveness and Public Buy-in

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateAugust 24, 2020

At the University of Colorado, Thomas Campbell said his medical practice has used its electronic medical records to identify and reach out to everyone at high risk for COVID-19. "I've already had over 100 people email me personally and said 'sign me up,'" said Campbell, also an infectious disease physician at UCHealth.

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The Denver Post

Why Have Models of Colorado’s Coronavirus Trajectory Been Off?

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

We saw something like that happen as states and cities required people to stay home or wear masks, and as people reacted to a resurgence in cases by avoiding high-risk settings, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. … Katie Colborn, research director for surgical outcomes and applied research on CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus, had previously worked on forecasting malaria outbreaks in countries where the disease is common.

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KUNC

How A Colorado Lab Is Stepping Up To Organize In The Fight Against COVID-19

news outletKUNC
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

“Well, what I would really like to study is the antibody response and the maturity of the antibody response,” said Dr. Kim Jordan, an immunologist at the University of Colorado Anschutz campus in Denver who is helping to find answers about the virus’ unique behavior. “But why is that inflammation not being resolved? Why is the virus infection continuing? And why are some people I’ve heard 30 days out still testing positive for COVID and still have the virus? Like what is different about this virus that our immune system can’t resolve it?” she asked.

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