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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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The First Wave: Inside Colorado’s Initial Response to COVID-19

news outlet5280
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

By late January, Dr. Sam Dominguez sensed the world was about to change. The professor of infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine had spent his entire career studying emerging pathogens such as SARS, and the news coming out of China at the time, about a novel coronavirus with a high human-to-human transmission rate, led him to believe a pandemic was possible. “It seemed like there was a tidal wave coming,” says Dominguez, who is also a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, “and medical facilities needed to gear up.”

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The Denver Post

Kids and COVID-19: What Experts Do (And Do Not) Know About How the Virus Affects Children

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

“What happens in schools is going to be reflective of the broader community no matter how good a job we do in implementing the mitigation measures,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, professor and pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine in Aurora. “If we see that in mid-August we are seeing similar levels of disease to what we’re seeing in Texas and Arizona, I don’t know that it’s safe to open schools at that point because there’s so much virus circulating.”

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The New York Times

Multiple Vaccine Candidates Show Early Promise; Inhaled Interferon Helps Severe COVID-19 Patients

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

People are wary about close contact with others, so the pandemic is a real threat to bystander CPR, Dr. Sarah Perman of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora told Reuters. Writing in the journal Circulation, she notes that the American Heart Association recommends hands-only CPR and precautions such as covering faces to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets that may carry the coronavirus.

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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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