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NBC News

Unmasked: How Trump's Mixed Messaging on Face-Coverings Hurt U.S. Coronavirus Response

news outletNBC News
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

"For some people, it's hard for them to discern what is the right information and what is not," said Dr. May Chu, a clinical professor in the epidemiology department at the Colorado School of Public Health. "And there's no leadership in coordinating the message either, so different messages come out."

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The Denver Post

Frontier Airlines CEO Preaches Safety of Air Travel, Calls for More People to Return to the Skies

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

“I think one of the big concerns around flying that could be addressed is all the other steps around flying,” said Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor with the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz. “How do you get to the airport? Is it in an Uber or Lyft? Once you’re in the airport is there congestion and crowds?”

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Washington Post

Study: Coronavirus Cases in Children Rise Sharply in the Second Half of July, With More Than 97,000 Infections

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateAugust 14, 2020

“It will be a little hard to sort out the degree to which a lot more kids are getting infected and the degree to which our testing capacity has gone up,” said Sean O’Leary, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado. “What we can say is that it’s not particularly surprising given the large increase in cases we’ve seen nationally overall.”

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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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5280

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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