New COVID-19 models show that Colorado could still experience thousands more cases of severe, but avoidable, COVID-19 over the months ahead. Vaccination is the key to preventing these cases; immediately increasing vaccination rates to 80% among adults and 70% among teens (with at least one shot) will prevent substantial COVID-19 hospitalizations this fall.
A cross-sectional study of essential workers at CSU shows they were able to operate safely in their work environment when complying with public health practices both at and outside work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Prediction is hard, especially about the future.” This quote, variably attributed to Yogi Berra (what quote isn’t?), physicist Niels Bohr, and a Danish cartoonist, fits well with the pandemic in Colorado at the moment.
The association between the rate of vaccination and mortality is clear; across the states, the mortality rate drops steeply and inversely with the vaccination rate. Put simply, our public health measures work and not using them causes avoidable hospitalizations and deaths; how many can be estimated, and inevitably someone will do so.
CHWE first received designation as a CDC/NIOSH Center of Excellence in 2016. With this renewal, it will be one of 10 centers nationwide. The Centers of Excellence represent the extramural portfolio of TWH research to further its mission of protecting and advancing the safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation.
A study by ColoradoSPH researchers finds living in rural, isolated areas correlates with easier access to handguns and higher risks of suicidality among Colorado teenagers. These findings can determine how best to allocate educational firearm safety and suicide prevention resources to hot spots.
In recognition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Women in Medicine Month, we are highlighting Olivia Zarella, MPH, DrPH student, and Manali Kamdar, MD, clinical director of lymphoma services at the CU Cancer Center.