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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


National Public Radio

Yes, Wearing Masks Helps. Here's Why

news outletNational Public Radio
Publish DateJune 26, 2020

As for cloth masks, the protection depends on what they're made out of and how well they fit. But with the right combination of materials, you can create a cloth mask that offers protection to the wearer in the 30% to 50% range or more, says May Chu, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health who co-authored a paper published on June 2 in Nano Letters on the filtration efficiency of household mask materials.

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The Denver Post

Many Health Officials Are OK With Police Protests Despite COVID-19

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 15, 2020

Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, said while protesting during a pandemic is not optimum timing, people can’t choose the moment when an officer-involved killing will trigger anger and rage. Several medical students and residents from the school signed the letter praising the recent protests. “People want to make their voices heard at this moment,” he said. “I’m not going to urge people not to gather. But I would not say these protests are risk-free. It’s an individual decision.”

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The Denver Post

Can I Take a Summer Vacation During the Pandemic? Here Are a Few Things to Consider.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 15, 2020

For example, pools, smaller lakes and beaches are more likely to have large crowds, so travelers should look at going when there are likely to be fewer people, said Glen Mays, a professor of health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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The Daily Beast

COVID Expert Denies Lobbying for Tesla in California Reopening Fight

news outletThe Daily Beast
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz, said his eyebrows didn’t shoot up when he read the email—but “they arched a little. I think it's incredibly common for people to send letters of introduction,” Wynia said. At the same time, “He's skirting the issue of, ‘I'm not going to lobby for you by doing no lobbying for the plan, per se, but lobbying for the intent of the person who presumably put the plan together.’”

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The New York Times

As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

But for very young children, say 2 or 3 years old, wearing a mask can sometimes be counterproductive, said Dr. Sean O’Leary, M.D., the vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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KUNC

Practical Advice For Talking About Racism With Children

news outletKUNC
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

Brandi Freeman joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to give advice about how to talk with children about the protests, racism and police violence. Dr. Freeman is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and director of diversity and inclusion for the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

A Month After Transition to ‘Safer at Home’ Phase, COVID-19 Cases Steadily Declining in Colorado

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 12, 2020

“They’re continuing to trend downward and that’s really encouraging,” said Dr. Beth Carlton, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, who’s also on the state’s coronavirus modeling team. “It hasn’t been this kind of snap reopen as soon as we transitioned to Safer at Home,” Carlton said.

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The New York Times

Exploring the Links Between Coronavirus and Vitamin D

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 10, 2020

The study looked at colds, influenza and respiratory infections caused by a variety of viruses. It did not include the novel coronavirus. But it did look at milder infections caused by other strains of coronavirus, said Dr. Adit Ginde, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the study’s lead author.

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