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Older Coloradans should maintain higher level of social distancing to prevent overwhelming hospitals, officials say 27.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The modeling, compiled by a group of experts from the Colorado School of Public Health, predicts that if Colorado moves to lower levels of social distancing this summer, older adults will need to remain at stay-at-home levels of movement in order to avoid exceeding hospital capacity.
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Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole 25.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
No public health insurance option. Drastic cuts to K-12 and higher education funding. Seniors losing tax breaks on their homes.
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Colorado nursing homes to test all employees weekly to try to avert coronavirus outbreaks 22.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
All people working in Colorado nursing homes and other residential health facilities will be tested weekly for the new coronavirus for at least eight weeks, a new effort by the state to try to prevent more outbreaks like those that already have taken an outsized toll.
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More than 3 weeks into safer-at-home, Colorado leaders see promising signs — but are girding for the long fight 21.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
So far, so good. That's the restrained refrain espoused by Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado's public health officials three weeks after the statewide stay-at-home mandate ended and a new, longer-term safer-at-home phase began.
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3 children in Colorado suspected of contracting rare inflammatory disease believed to be tied to coronavirus 21.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials on Wednesday announced three possible cases of a rare syndrome that doctors are now seeing in children that is believed to be related to the new coronavirus.
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Do Colorado hospitals get extra money for coronavirus cases and deaths? Yes and no. 20.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A claim that states and hospitals inflate coronavirus death counts so they'll receive more money from the federal government has been circling for weeks on social media, with questions raised anew after Colorado’s health department recently changed how it reports COVID-19 fatalities.
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COVID-19 impacts every corner of the Navajo Nation 19.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Front-line workers confront the world’s newest deadly malady.
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Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care 19.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter.
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Hospitals, health care sector reel from COVID-19 financial damage 18.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but it also is delivering a devastating financial blow to that sector.
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Colorado doctors using donated plasma to treat coronavirus patients 17.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado doctors and researchers are studying whether fluids donated by people who recovered from the new coronavirus could give others a better chance of surviving, although one doctor warns that it isn't a long-term solution.
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Democrats push new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through House 16.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country.
Life-threatening coronavirus complication not seen in Colorado kids — but doctors are on alert 15.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
So far, there’s no sign a life-threatening syndrome that appears to be linked to the new coronavirus has hit Colorado children, but experts are looking for possible cases so they can be treated early.
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Virtual house calls flourish in the age of coronavirus 14.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
COVID-19 has pushed health care into cyberspace — and some rural practitioners might stay there.
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How will the coronavirus pandemic end? History gives us a glimpse 12.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes.
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Colorado has received millions of masks and gloves to protect health care workers, Polis says 7.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said he feels Colorado has been successful in acquiring vital personal protection equipment for health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the state has received millions of masks and gloves and hundreds of thousands of face shields and protective gowns in recent weeks.
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Colorado confirms 921 coronavirus deaths as hospitalizations continue to decrease 7.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Officials recorded more than 3,200 tests on Tuesday, as the state ramps up its capabilities to better track the virus as businesses slowly reopen.
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“We make Denver Health what it is”: Frontline workers seek to unionize amid coronavirus response 6.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Troubled by what they call long-standing problems exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, a group of frontline Denver Health workers announced Tuesday they are seeking to unionize. A union, the group says, would allow frontline staff to negotiate for more sick leave, more protective equipment and a more even distribution of the hospital’s money. It would […]
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Colorado lawmakers drop contentious hybrid public option bill amid pandemic 4.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado lawmakers won't vote this year on a controversial bill to create a hybrid public-option health insurance program, bill sponsors announced Monday.
Guest commentary: Colorado Health Care Option dropped for this year but effort continues 4.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
We believe that the Colorado Option is the right policy and will help people across Colorado by increasing access to affordable health care. We also believe that a critical stakeholder group - our nurses, pharmacists, EMTs, doctors, and hospital staff - can’t participate in a policy process while trying to cope with a worldwide emergency.
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Letters: My body, your choice? (5/3/20) 3.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
My body, your choice? Re: “Inside state’s growing anti-shutdown movement,” April 27 news story
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