CU Anschutz immunology and epidemiology experts, including ColoradoSPH Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, Lisa Miller, answer questions on people’s minds regarding a recently approved second COVID-19 booster shot for people aged 50 and older.
Research teams from the Colorado School of Public Health and CU Boulder are working together in Colorado public schools to monitor COVID-19 levels in the air, understand transmissibility, purify the air and keep classrooms open.
In the wake of the peak of the Omicron variant, Stephen Berman, director of the Center for Global Health, discusses how Colorado should prepare for the emergence of new strains of SARS-CoV-2. Berman suggests strengthening our surveillance systems and public-health capacity as methods to prepare for future, more dangerous variants.
While many Americans throw their masks in the air in celebration of a receding threat of COVID-19, CU Anschutz experts including ColoradoSPH Dean Jon Samet answer questions about children and their vaccination status.
With 90% of Coloradans immune to Omicron and the state transitioning to an endemic response plan, COVID-19 restrictions are more relaxed than ever. Despite this positive news, public health experts recommend remaining adaptable due to the ever changing nature of the pandemic.
CU Anschutz experts including ColoradoSPH Dean Jon Samet share what they know about an omicron subvariant taking over in some countries and why they support the state’s recent lifting of some pandemic-related restrictions.
ColoradoSPH Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Professor of Epidemiology, Lisa Miller, compares the risk of death and serious illness from COVID-19 infection. With the rate of death being 14 times higher in unvaccinated adults, Miller is confident in the vaccines ability to protect from severe disease.
Although COVID-19 positivity rates are on a steady decline in Colorado, ColoradoSPH Dean Jon Samet warns that future waves of COVID-19 seem inevitable. While strides have made in Colorado's surveillance efforts, Samet feels there is still “a lot to do” around supply chain preparation for both testing and face coverings.
People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shed viral RNA, genetic material from the virus, in their feces. Jude Bayham, ColoradoSPH professor at CSU, discusses why wastewater surveillance is a relatively cheap surveillance method that can provide valuable information about the spread of COVID-19.
A new National Academies report recommends two frameworks for providing respiratory protection for the nation—one for workers and one for the public—a need made clear by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing wildfires. The NASEM committee is chaired by ColoradoSPH Dean Jon Samet, and includes CSU Professor John Volckens.
In the wake of the peak of the omicron variant, many are questioning if the recent decline in cases is signaling the end of COVID. Jon Samet, ColoradoSPH Dean warns the pandemic is far from over, with SARS-CoV-2 now present in animal reservoirs.
With dwindling COVID restrictions and summer quickly approaching, experts predict Colorado is in for a months-long reset on the pandemic, providing the opportunity to shift out of emergency mode and into an endemic approach.
Despite the airline industry's assurances that airplane travel is very safe, there have been studies on specific flights that affirm that COVID-19 can easily spread on airplanes, despite safety measures like masks and mandatory COVID-19 tests.
The CDPHE and ColoradoSPH released an updated COVID-19 modeling report suggesting the current curve has begun to decline and should continue to do so in the coming weeks; Colorado is still experiencing a high level of SARS-CoV-2 disease transmission.
Despite the introduction of vaccines and better treatment for those with COVID-19, new cases continue to rise exponentially in Colorado. Beth Carlton, associate professor of epidemiology, warns of soon overwhelmed hospitals.
A new joint report conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment explored how disparities in COVID-19 vaccination can be addressed to ensure equitable access for everyone in Colorado.
With the COVID-19 positivity rate rapidly increasing in Colorado, Dr. Jude Bayham, assistant professor of epidemiology at CSU, discusses the high probability of increased hospitalizations and deaths in response to the recent surge.
New COVID-19 infections reached an all time high in Colorado before the new year. Although this sharp spike could be explained by increased testing, Beth Carlton, associate professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, suggests the answer is not so simple.