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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Campus Life    Community    COVID-19

In Grief, Family Has a Message: Take COVID-19 Seriously

What you need to know: The unfathomable struck the Lyster family six months ago: Their son and brother, Cody, became the youngest person in Colorado to die from the coronavirus. Kevin Lyster, a sergeant in the CU Anschutz Police Department, has a message: The virus doesn’t only affect older people. It can have a devastating impact on anyone, including the young and healthy.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 16, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

President Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Takes the National Spotlight

What you need to know: The top, publicized therapies used to treat President Donald Trump, who recently contracted COVID-19, have been studied on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. A chief CU researcher shares insights into those therapies and the president’s case.

Four clinical trials of a drug cocktail that President Donald Trump has proclaimed his miracle “cure” are underway on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. And even while makers of the experimental therapy filed for emergency authorization use (EAU) the same day the president made his claim (Oct. 7), researchers say no evidence exists to back it up.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 08, 2020
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Campus Life    COVID-19    Diversity

Care@Work: Platform Helps Balance Demands Facing Workforce, Students

What you need to know: Through a partnership with Care@Work by Care.com, CU Anschutz is providing subscription memberships to the Care.com platform, a suite of benefits to support the demands of an increasingly diverse workforce.

Author Staff | Publish Date October 01, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Students Roll Up Their Sleeves (and Others’) to Prep for COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

  • What you need to know: With calls for help pouring in at an unusual rate, the pharmacy school has responded to a need for vaccinators by prioritizing student training and mobilizing volunteers.

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 01, 2020
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