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CU Boulder study: U.S. health data infrastructure needs to evolve before next pandemic - While preventative measures like school closures and social distancing saved lives during the pandemic, they were part of a mass scramble to ‘stop the spread’ that could be eliminated if the country had a better infrastructure for gathering public health
Mistrust, fights and blood sport: How COVID-19 trauma is shaping the 2024 election - The coronavirus is seldom mentioned by the campaigns of President Biden and Donald Trump, even though its impact on voters and the way the pandemic altered how we live, work, die and mourn has been
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There’s a new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant. Could FLiRT lead to a summer uptick? - The two FLiRT subvariants combined comprised an estimated 35% of coronavirus infections nationally for the two-week period that began April 28, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
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Map: Which Colorado housing markets rose, and which were sidelined, since start of pandemic? - The pandemic, rather than crashing housing markets as initially feared, triggered a home price surge unlike any the country has seen, creating an unprecedented amount of
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Colorado funeral home operators charged with mishandling corpses now accused of $880K in COVID relief fraud - A Colorado couple accused of allowing nearly 200 corpses decay in connection with their funeral home operation have been indicted on federal charges of fraudulently obtaining a total of $882,300 in pandemic relief
Welton Street Cafe prepares to reopen as Denver’s historically Black business corridor fights to retain its legacy - Beloved family restaurant seeks to reestablish itself in Five Points' struggling business district after 2-year
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Four years after shelter-in-place, COVID-19 misinformation persists - Here are some of the most persistent COVID misinformation
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A Wheat Ridge hair salon celebrates 60 years in business as it closes down: “It’s like family here” - Beauty Inc. has been a hub of activity for the community for decades, especially for Italian-Americans in north Denver who followed its westward move to the suburbs. It will close on Saturday after 60 years in business, more than two years after the death of
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COVID-19 can damage the heart, even without infecting it, study says - Does the virus damage the heart because it directly infects heart tissue or because of systemic inflammation? The answer might save
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Parker man indicted in federal court on charge of defrauding COVID-19 relief programs of nearly $2 million - Tarek Kassem, 63, is alleged to have received more than $1.4 million in Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration and more than $300,000 in Payroll Protection Program monies using three business
Health workers fear it’s profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission - Many worry the CDC is repeating past mistakes as it develops a crucial set of
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Why COVID patients who could most benefit from Paxlovid still aren’t getting it - Shrunken confidence in government health programs is one reason the drug isn’t reaching those who need
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Hidden COVID virus found nearly two years after infection - A clue to long COVID? UCSF discovery of persistent viral fragments could guide the search for
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Study: About a third of children hospitalized with COVID-19 experience persistent symptoms - About three in five children continued to struggle with headaches and just under half experienced
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Do we simply not care about old people? - In the last week of 2023 and the first two weeks of 2024 alone, 4,810 people 65 and older lost their lives to
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Largest COVID vaccine study yet finds links to health conditions - Vaccines that protect against severe illness, death and lingering long COVID symptoms from an infection were linked to small increases in neurological, blood, and heart-related
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Study finds connection between COVID-19 and insomnia - Researchers in Vietnam have discovered a connection between COVID-19 cases and trouble sleeping in
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Antisemitic trolls test the limits of free speech at city council meetings — with Lakewood the latest target - Lakewood became the latest municipality in Colorado to be barraged by an antisemitic group that coordinates call-ins to city council meetings across the country, unleashing hateful words on an unsuspecting audience. First Amendment protections limit what
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Fitness trackers find new symptom of depression — body temperature - A fitness tracking ring picked up signs the participants may have been infected on average 2.75 days before they tested positive, according to the study. But that wasn’t the only data that stood out to the research
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‘If it’s COVID, Paxlovid’? For many, it should be easier to get. Here’s what to know about antivirals - The slogan belies a harsher reality that some officials have worked to rectify: For many, getting access to the therapeutic should be much
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Here’s why some high-risk patients aren’t getting drugs to combat COVID - Antiviral medications have remained underused. A group of researchers wanted to know why — and what could be done about
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Wastewater tests show COVID infections surging, but pandemic fatigue limits precautions - Although it’s spotty and inconsistent in many places, wastewater testing is pointing to a new wave of COVID-19
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‘Emergency’ or not, COVID is still killing people. Here’s what doctors advise to stay safe - Pandemics are defined by neither time nor severity, but rather by large numbers of ongoing infections
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Long COVID creates changes in the blood, aiding detection, reports new study - A shifting pattern of proteins, showing immune dysregulation, could help efforts to create diagnostic tests and
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Beef industry benefiting from high cattle prices, and despite inflation consumer demand remains strong - Although high cattle prices mean higher prices at the grocery store, consumer demand remains robust, agricultural economists
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With COVID on the rise, your at-home test may be taking longer to show a positive result - It used to be that someone might test positive for the coronavirus one or two days after the onset of symptoms using a rapid test, Hudson said. Now, positive results might not show up until the fourth day after symptoms
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LoDo luxury apartment building sells for $125.5M in year-end deal - Commercial real estate firm CBRE said it was one of the largest multifamily property transactions in metro Denver in
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As “food is medicine” movement takes hold, Colorado Medicaid looks to pay for produce and better meals - Colorado's Medicaid agency, health care providers and nonprofits want more people to get nutritious food as part of their health care, but no one is sure how to fund something beyond the current patchwork of
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Rift over when to use N95s puts health workers at risk again - Experts warn front line workers may again be at risk if the CDC takes its committee’s advice on infection control guidelines in health care
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Colorado’s respiratory virus season is most normal since pandemic started — for now - As of mid-December, flu and RSV are causing relatively normal levels of illnesses and hospitalizations, though both virus' spead is still increasing, Colorado state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy
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Colorado’s long COVID clinics can’t meet demand, so health leaders look to expand treatment - One idea to bring care to more people with long COVID is building on Project Extension for Community Health Outcomes,, which connects primary care providers with specialists to learn how to manage certain conditions locally and to discuss complex
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After farmers market season, Denver-area producers seek other ways to sell their food - Local food producers in Colorado are finding new ways to get their products to people's tables long after the farmers markets have packed away their stands for the
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Outdoor recreation in Colorado, nationwide packs economic punch, federal numbers show - The outdoor recreation industry accounted for 2.2% of nation's GDP at $563.7 billion in 2022 and made up 2.8% of Colorado's GDP at nearly $14
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Denver-area holiday shoppers expected to spend “like it’s 2019 again” - Even with inflation still hanging around, a survey of Denver-area holiday shoppers shows they "plan to spend like it's 2019
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Men die nearly 6 years before women, as US life expectancy gap widens - The life expectancy of American women is now 5.8 years longer than that of men, a trend that researchers say is driven by the COVID pandemic and the opioid overdose
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Man who shot Waffle House cook over COVID-19 mask mandate sentenced to 13 years in prison - The man who shot a Waffle House cook who had asked him to wear a mask or leave the restaurant during the 2020 COVID-19 restaurant mask mandate has been sentenced to over a decade in
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Reports to Colorado’s Safe2Tell rebound to pre-pandemic levels as children seek help for mental health, bullying - Colorado students are seeking help from Safe2Tell -- the state’s system for making anonymous reports about safety concerns -- at levels not seen since before the pandemic, according to a new report released
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Colorado’s Sierra Space turning dream into reality with winged spacecraft set to launch in ’24 - The dream of reviving winged space flight is close to reality as employees at Sierra Space put the finishing touches on its Dream Chaser craft in the company's Louisville
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Lafayette art installation to share pandemic experiences with community - Boulder County Public Health has installed an art installation in Lafayette to highlight experiences from the
Broomfield urges residents get up to speed with fall vaccinations - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months and older should receive the vaccine every
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Coloradans report difficulty getting new COVID vaccines as supply remains tight - Earlier in the pandemic, the federal government purchased the vaccine in bulk and distributed it to states. The process wasn't completely smooth, as demand far exceeded supply in late winter and early spring
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Have you had difficulty getting the new COVID shot in Colorado? The Denver Post wants to talk to you - Denver Post reporter Meg Wingerter would like to talk to Colorado residents about their experiences trying to get
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Kaiser Permanente strike over pay and staff shortages heads into final day with no deal in sight - A massive health care strike over wages and staffing shortages headed into its final day on Friday without a deal between industry giant Kaiser Permanente and the unions representing the 75,000 workers who picketed this
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