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    The COVID-19 Pandemic: Confusion around booster shots and good news for Colorado (maybe?)

    Sep 20, 2021
    The number of Coloradans hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped and the latest modeling report shows that the effective reproductive number is also dropping. If the drop is sustained for a few more days, perhaps Colorado is on the verge of a decline in the fifth surge. Meanwhile, we await the FDA's decision on booster vaccinations after seemingly conflicting conclusions were released last week.
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  • Dean Jonathan Samet on the roof of the Fitzsimons building at CU Anschutz.

    COVID-19: The pandemic surges and so do mask mandates

    Sep 13, 2021
    Modeling predicts a continued rise that could bring the peak to well above 1,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients over the next few weeks. Fortunately, we are unlikely to overwhelm hospital capacity, but news reports speak to stressed healthcare systems and healthcare workers in Colorado.
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    The COVID-19 Pandemic: A bad week for the pandemic and for the planet

    Sep 7, 2021
    Contrary to hope and expectation, COVID-19 is not in retreat, but resurgent, more than tripling the inpatient census of Coloradans with COVID-19 since July 1. And it’s been another bad week for the planet with extreme weather continuing. Reflecting this urgency, an editorial was published on Sept. 6 by 220 health and medicine journals.
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